Ocheltree appointed to serve as city’s new finance director

(POWELL, Ohio)—Oct. 27, 2021—Powell City Council has unanimously approved the appointment of Rosa Ocheltree to serve as the city’s new Finance Director.

Rosa currently serves as the Deputy Director of Finance with the city of Dublin. She previously served as the financial analysis manager with the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) as well as worked in financial roles at Nationwide and Battelle.

“We’re excited to welcome Rosa to our team,” said City Manager Andrew White. “She is a driven finance leader with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors that will be invaluable to our city.”

Rosa received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from The Ohio State University.

“City Council is eager to have Rosa join the city team,” said Mayor Frank Bertone. “We have many exciting projects and strategic initiatives ahead that will be enhanced by the experience Rosa brings to the role.”

The finance director role is responsible for incorporating many of the city’s initiatives in the annual operating and capital budgets as well as provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the city’s fiscal and financial functions. This role also manages the city’s payroll administration, fringe benefits program and purchasing operations. The city has an annual, all-funds budget of $16 million, including transfers.

“It is an exciting opportunity to join the city of Powell,” said Ocheltree. “There is so much energy and excitement happening at city hall that I look forward to being a part of in the near future.”

Rosa will begin her new role on Nov. 29.