Jefferson County, Alabama

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Jefferson County CFO Resigns Heads To Washington, DC for New Position

Jefferson County will begin the search for anew Chief Financial Officer following the resignation of current CFO, John Henry, CPA, CTP, MBA, effective at the end of this month. Upon Henry’s departure, County Revenue Director Travis A. Hulsey, CPA, CPFO, CGFO, will step in as Interim CFO.

Henry has accepted a position with American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as Chief Financial Officer. He was unanimously selected for the position from among 100 applicants by the APTAinternal interview team, who cited his many years of experience and recently being recognized as CFO of the Year by the Birmingham Business Journal. 

The American Public Transportation Association is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations.  APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, para transit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.

 “Many citizens don’t realize what a great job John Henry has done for Jefferson County,” said County Manager and CEO Tony Petelos. “He has built the County financial reserves,which resulted in an improvement in our bond ratings, putting us on solid financial footing for the future. It was no easy task and he did it facing a tremendous amount of pressure. We are going to miss him but wish him well.”