Kerry Gallagher Named Orange County's Commissioner of Finance

Real Estate In-Depth | July 12, 2022

Kerry Gallagher

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that Kerry Gallagher has been named the county’s Commissioner of Finance.

“Kerry has the experience, knowledge and personality to lead the Finance Department,” Neuhaus said. “She is a consummate professional with a head for numbers and seeing the big picture. Kerry is a team player who is enthusiastic about leading the Finance Department and will do a great job.”

Commissioner Gallagher will administer the county’s finances, including banking, investment, debt issuance, payroll, accounts payable, property tax collection, and financial reporting. Gallagher, of Montgomery, previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Finance for four years. Prior to that, she was Deputy Commissioner in Orange County’s Department of Health.

Gallagher was responsible for oversight of all fiscal administration, including both the Finance and Health Department’s annual budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants administration, payroll, and the collection of Medicare and Medicaid revenue.

Prior to coming to Orange County government almost six years ago, Gallagher accumulated 13 years of progressive financial management experience in the private sector. The Commissioner of Finance position is subject to confirmation by the Orange County Legislature. County Executive Neuhaus will present Gallagher for confirmation in the coming weeks.