New Covington Finance Director Steve Webb aims to simplify business transactions, increase accessibility

The City of Covington’s new Finance Director hopes this news isn’t the least read in the City’s history. After all, Steve Webb points out, it is “about the new finance guy.”

To Webb, however, numbers are supremely interesting. And he’s quick to admit that he was always “really good with math,” which is evident in his body of work.

As controller for the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, Webb developed and managed a $1.65 billion budget composed of state, federal, and dedicated funding sources. As a chief financial officer for the Indiana Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, he increased overall department revenues and decreased expenses. And as a senior financial analyst, and financial specialist with the Indiana Public Retirement System, he built an annual budget of $230 million and managed quarterly forecast update processes.

As Covington leaders sought to replace Muhammed Owusu, who retired and returned home to Virginia after four years running the Finance Department, they said Webb’s background stood out.

Steve Webb (Photo from City of Covington)

“Steve has been a great addition to our leadership team,” said Covington City Manager Ken Smith. “His extensive local and state government experience made him an ideal fit for Covington. I look forward to working with him to streamline our operations and to provide even better customer service to our residents and businesses.”

While working with…

Read more…