Wurtzbacher Moves to Senior NHC Role

Spotlight on Lisa Wurtzbacher

Spotlight Nhcwurtzbacher MainLISA WURTZBACHER, who has been New Hanover County’s chief financial officer since 2012, will step up to the role of assistant county manager. She starts in her new position May 9, soon after the retirement of assistant county manager SHERYL KELLY. Officials picked Wurtzbacher after an internal search and recruitment effort. She will serve with TIM BURGESS, deputy county manager, and TUFANNA BRADLEY, assistant county manager, under the leadership of county manager CHRIS COUDRIET. “As CFO, I was able to work with all of our departments and understand their needs from a financial perspective,” Wurtzbacher says, “but I am excited to be able to work with the departments in an all-new way to assist them and make sure we are providing the best services, resources, and opportunities for our community.” Wurtzbacher, who has worked for the county since 2010, will initially manage the county’s Parks & Gardens Department, N.C. Cooperative Extension & Arboretum, Public Library, Cape Fear Museum, Soil & Water Conservation District, Tax Office, and Board of Elections “with the potential of additional department oversight in the new fiscal year to align with priorities going forward,” officials say. “Lisa has been an integral leader for the county through some of the largest initiatives and projects we’ve had over the past decade,” Coudriet says.

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