Tucson hires Anna Rosenberry as new chief financial officer and deputy city manager


Bennito L. Kelty


The City of Tucson has hired Anna Rosenberry as the new Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager. She will manage city funds and budgets and work closely with City Manager Mike Ortega.

Rosenberry, who took office March 21, succeeds Joyce Garland, who served in the dual role for more than seven years and worked with the City of Tucson for more than 12 years.

In a public statement, Rosenberry said she was “very grateful to have the opportunity to join the talented team working in the city of Tucson.”

“The community is outstanding, and I look forward to using my skills and experience to help the superintendent, mayor and council maintain the strength of Tucson’s financial and organizational structure as we work to achieve the policy and the vision they have defined,” she said.

Rosenberry worked for the town of Bozeman in central Montana, a few miles north of Yosemite National Park, for 17 years. She spent seven years as finance director and five years as deputy city manager. She also worked as Director of Administrative Services for over nine years.

Ortega said in a public statement that “Rosenberry’s extensive experience in human resources and finance will serve our organization well.”

Ortega first introduced Rosenberry as the new chief financial officer at the March 21 city council meeting, when he also announced the hiring of chief equity officer Laurice Walker.

Mayor Regina Romero welcomed her to the meeting saying, “I’m sure you will absolutely enjoy working for the City of Tucson and hopefully enjoy working with the Mayor and Council as well.”

She has over 24 years of experience in local government finance, having also worked for Gallatin County, Montana, where Bozeman is the county seat. His experience includes working in “treasury, budgeting, capital planning, personnel planning, financial statement reporting and audit processes,” according to a city statement.

While in Bozeman, Rosenberry was also a board member of the Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, an organization that provides a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline and temporary shelter, among other resources. , to victims of abuse.

She was also a board member of the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation, which helped build parks and public sports facilities in the city.

She made headlines in 2018 for her role in catching a Bozeman city employee embezzling more than $4,000, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. She also drew attention to her efforts to close the gender pay gap at Bozeman, according to a 2021 NBC Montana article.

Bennito L. Kelty is the IDEA reporter for TucsonSentinel.com, focusing on stories of inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and a member of the Report for America corps.

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