Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announces the appointment of Brad O’Connor as deputy commissioner of finance in the City of Syracuse Department of Finance.
O’Connor has more than 15 years of experience in financial management and public accounting, including significant experience in the municipal and non-profit sectors. Most recently, he was director of finance for ChaseDesign where he led advancement and efficiency initiatives for six years. Under his direction, the Fortune 500 advertising company experienced record growth and profits.
He has held accounting positions in firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C. and Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP in the past. O’Connor joins the finance team bringing extensive experience in audits for clients in various industries including manufacturing, energy and construction.
O’Connor is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics. He is a certified public accountant. A Syracuse native, O’Connor resides in Strathmore with his wife and three daughters.