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Charlotte’s chief financial officer retiring June 30

Charlotte Chief Financial Officer Greg Gaskins announced Friday that he will retire June 30.

Gaskins has been in the post since 2002. He was promoted from deputy finance director, a job he’d held since 1986.

Gaskins managed multiple capital financings while maintaining the city’s sound credit rating. He also arranged the award-winning joint risk management program for the city, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and supervised the program from its inception in 1988.

Charlotte has earned an outstanding financial reporting achievement award each year Gaskins has been CFO. Gaskins also has been a trustee and committee member of the Charlotte Firefighters’ Retirement System for more than 20 years.

“When I came to Charlotte in 1986, it was a small city that wanted to be great,” Gaskins said. “Now I leave it a great city that wants to do better.”

He previously spent nearly eight years as the attorney for the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer and as lead counsel for the North Carolina Local Government Commission.

He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Wake Forest University and his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He also attended the Advanced Program for Trustee Studies at Harvard Law School in 2013.

“Whether helping the city thrive during stable conditions or weather the recent recession, his prudent counsel to our elected officials and staff leadership over the years was critical in ensuring the city’s financial stability,” City Manager Ron Carlee said.

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