After an extensive and competitive recruiting process, Finance Director Yiannis Kalaitzidis began his service at the Town of Marana on Monday, October 29.
“We are very fortunate to bring Yiannis to our Marana team,” said Deputy Town Manager Erik Montague. “His years of technical accounting experience and well-rounded knowledge of municipal best practices in the areas of finance will provide immediate and long-term benefits to the Town.”
Kalaitzidis replaces Montague, who previously served as Finance Director before accepting the position of Deputy Town manager.
“Moving to Marana is homecoming for me,” said Kalaitzidis. “I am excited to join a team of exceptional leaders that have helped the Town of Marana build a solid reputation as one of the best run municipalities in the State of Arizona.”
Kalaitzidis has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, with degrees in Finance and Accounting and has worked in a variety of government roles over the last 18 years. He began his career with the Auditor General, State or Arizona before becoming the Deputy Finance Director and eventually the Finance Director for Pinal County. After a short time in California as the Accounting Manager for the City of Santa Monica, he spent the last four years as the Accounting Supervisor for the City of Peoria.
Kalaitzidis is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association Committee on Treasury and Investment Management, and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona.