Centerville names new finance director

Centerville has named Tyler Roark as finance director. The appointment follows a months-long process of hiring for several important spots in the city’s government.

MORE: Winter Storm Warning, Watch issued ahead of weekend storm; several inches of snow possible

Roark started the new position on Jan. 3 and will begin with a salary of $97,011.24.

City Manager Wayne Davis said he will handle several different responsibilities in his new post with the city.

In addition to managing the finance department, Roark will be responsible for preparing the city’s annual budget and financial reports along with supervising the income tax and information technology offices.

He will also oversee the implementation of Centerville’s new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system.

“We are pleased that Tyler has joined our management team,” Davis said. “His professionalism and value set will enhance our Finance department and overall management team and operations. He brings outstanding financial and leadership skills and experience.”

Roark comes to Centerville from the city of Hamilton, where he worked for more than seven years, the past three of which he served as the budget and evaluation manager.

He was part of Hamilton’s efforts to get the city signed up with the state’s OpenCheckbook program, which was designed to make a city’s finances more transparent to the public.

Roark earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ohio State University and a Master of Accountancy from Miami University of Ohio. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

MORE: 10 things to know about Centerville’s year-long celebration marking 50 years

In October, the city filled two other key leadership positions, as Davis announced the appointment of Mariah Butler Vogelgesang to the position of assistant city manager and Holly Christmann as economic development administrator.

In July, Centerville appointed Matt Brown to serve as the city’s police chief.

About the Author