County Appoints Kathleen Ault Dellinger as Finance Director

(Front Royal) –  County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley today announced the appointment of Kathleen Ault Dellinger as the new Finance Director for Warren County.  Ms. Dellinger is a graduate of Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia.  She holds a Bachelor of Science – Accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  She is currently enrolled in a preparatory class for the Organizational Leadership doctoral program at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.  Ms. Dellinger has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1991 and a Certified Global Management Accountant since 2014.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), and is an active member of the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association (VGFOA), presently serving on the Communications Committee since 2013 and serving on the Standards Setting Committee from 2012 to 2013.  Ms. Dellinger will begin her employment with the County effective July 1, 2015.  She replaces Carolyn Stimmel, who served as Finance Director since 2000.  Ms. Stimmel retired from her full-time post at the end of April, but has agreed to assist in a part-time capacity as needed to assist with the transition.
 
Ms. Dellinger joins Warren County following previous employment as Accounting Manager with the Town of Leesburg, Virginia, where she worked from 2008 through 2014.   Most recently, she has served as a Volunteer Financial Educator for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service in Warren County and in accounting for the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Dellinger also has a background with non-profit organizations such as Project Hope in Millwood, Virginia, and World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland, serving in the capacity of Accounting Manager.  While working in local government, Ms. Dellinger was involved with planning, organizing, and directing financial operations; financial reporting; internal control review and recommendations; and budget and audit preparation. 
 
Ms. Dellinger will begin her employment with the County effective July 1, 2015.  She replaces Carolyn Stimmel, who served as Finance Director since 2000.  Ms. Stimmel retired from her full-time post at the end of April, but has agreed to assist in a part-time capacity as needed to assist with the transition.  Ms. Dellinger joins Warren County following previous employment with the Town of Leesburg, Virginia, where she worked from 2008 through 2014 as Accounting Manager.   Most recently, she has served as an Accountant for the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Dellinger also has a background with non-profit organizations such as Project Hope in Millwood, Virginia, and World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland, serving in the capacity of Accounting Manager.  While working in local government, Ms. Dellinger was involved with planning, organizing, and directing financial operations; financial reporting; internal control review and recommendations; and budget and audit preparation.
      
Doug Stanley, County Administrator, stated, “Ms. Dellinger brings to the job many important qualities necessary for success in the Finance Director position.  Her familiarity with the budget and audit processes, the daily operations of a Finance Department, and thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting will be invaluable in moving forward with the job transition.  She is a long-established CPA and her general accounting skills coupled with her software experience are important assets.  We are excited about having Ms. Dellinger join our team and I think she will be a great fit for the County.”
 
Ms. Dellinger said, “I graciously accept a role of leadership exemplified by retiring Finance Director Carolyn Stimmel and the tradition of the GFOA Annual Budget Award.  I look forward to continuing accurate financial reporting and to the responsibility for contributing to the goals of Warren County.”
 
Mr. Stanley added, “We have been very fortunate in having Carolyn Stimmel serve as our Finance Director for the past 15 years and appreciate her willingness to assist Ms. Dellinger as she begins her tenure in Warren County.  I am confident the transition will be smooth and that the Finance Department will continue to provide the excellent service we expect.”
 
The Finance Department is located in the Warren County Government Center at 220 North Commerce Avenue, Suite 200, telephone (540) 636-1604.  Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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