Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Robert Franklin As Chief Financial Officer

May 15th, 2020

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced Robert Franklin as the County's new Chief Financial Officer. Franklin, who previously held this position for nearly seven years (January 2013 – December 2019), has 17 years of experience in County government and administration and 28 years of experience in fiscal operations and accounting.

"I am pleased to welcome Bob Franklin back to Monroe County government and am excited to have someone of his experience and dedication serving in this important role in my administration," said County Executive Bello. "Given the fiscal challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bob's experience will be invaluable in our efforts to reduce spending, serve those relying on County services and protect tax payers."

Most recently, Bob served as Chief Financial Officer of the Rochester City School District, a position he has held since January. In addition to previously serving as Monroe County's CFO and Director of Finance, Bob held the positions of: Monroe County Deputy Commissioner of Human Services (2008 – 2013), Director of Financial Assistance for the Monroe County Department of Human Services (2005 -2008) and various other roles in Monroe County's Finance Department. Prior to joining Monroe County in 2003, Mr. Franklin served as Controller for Coordinated Care Services, Inc. and Director of Finance for AIDS Rochester.

"It is great to be back with Monroe County government, serving in a position I held for nearly seven years," said Franklin. "I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work with County Executive Adam Bello to deliver savings and relief to the taxpayers of Monroe County. I thank the County Executive for this opportunity and I am excited to be part of his administration."

In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Franklin will be responsible for the financial affairs of Monroe County, including the $1.2 billion county budget. The Monroe County Department of Finance, under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for maximizing County government's ability to promote the economic wellbeing of the community, while minimizing the dependence on taxpayers and residents. The Department of Finance includes the Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Controller, and the Divisions of Purchasing, Treasury, Real Property Tax Services, Internal Audit and Debt Management. Bob Franklin will begin serving in his role as CFO and Director of Finance on June 15.