Brinegar named Columbus’ Director of Operations, Finance and Risk

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop has announced the appointment of Jamie Brinegar as the city’s new Director of Operations, Finance and Risk, effective May 2. Mary Ferdon, the city’s Director of Administration, says that Brinegar has worked for the city’s Parks Department as the Director of Business Services for over six years and brings a wide variety of experience to the job. Prior to coming to Columbus, Ferdon says that Brinegar spent 12 years in leadership positions for the city of Bloomington.

Ferdon says that the Director of Operations, Finance and Risk participates in management of all aspects of City of Columbus operations, including strategy development, policy development and execution. She explains that this position oversees and monitors city operations in the areas of financial, budget and accounting strategy, risk, purchasing, information technology, and office management.

Ferdon says that Brinegar is taking over the job formerly held by Matt Caldwell, the former Director of Operations and Finance. She says that Caldwell left the city in early-April for an opportunity to work in the non-profit sector in Indianapolis.