Fairfield hires new finance director away from Butler County

FAIRFIELD, Ohio – For the third time this year, a Butler County employee is leaving their job to work for the city of Fairfield.

Christopher Hacker joins the city Oct. 31 as its finance director, replacing Jacob Burton, who left the city in August to become Monroe’s finance director. Hacker will be paid $115,000 annually.

He joins Scott Timmer, formerly the assistant county administrator for Butler County who now serves as Fairfield’s city manager, and Laura Murphy, who left her job as Butler County human resources director in June to become Fairfield’s assistant city manager.

Hacker was one of 18 applicants for the finance director position and one of five interviewed for the job.

“Chris brings the right mix of innovation, creativity, and discipline to the city’s Finance Department,’’ said Timmer. “Being familiar with Chris’ work both professionally and as a volunteer has allowed me to see the dedication and tenacity in which he tackles anything that comes his way.”

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