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Kent County hires fiscal services director

November 8, 2019
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Jeff Dood
Jeff Dood. Courtesy Kent County

Kent County has named a new financial executive.

Kent County hired Jeff Dood as fiscal services director, according to the county this week.

He will begin the role on Nov. 18.

Dood succeeds Steve Duarte, who recently announced his retirement after serving in the post for the past 21 years. He will remain at the county for an unspecified time to ensure a smooth transition and work on a number of strategic initiatives.

Dood will lead the county’s accounting, budget planning and administration, asset investment and protection, payroll, purchasing, risk management, fleet services and other fiscal activities.

He brings more than 21 years of experience in local government finance to the position.

Most recently, he was the CFO for the city of Grand Rapids and previously served as the finance director for the cities of East Grand Rapids, Rockford and Cedar Springs.

He holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Grand Valley State University.

“Jeff has a wide breadth of financial experience in Kent County,” Kent County Administrator Wayman Britt said. “We are confident his background and skills will help us forecast, plan and execute our strategic vision from a sound financial perspective.”

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