FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2013
Contact: Howard Sutter
New Chief Financial Officer Appointed
(Santa Ana, CA) — County Executive Officer Michael B. Giancola has announced the selection of Frank Kim to serve as the County’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kim, who has been the County’s Budget Director for more than five years, will succeed Bob Franz as CFO. “Frank brings to the position a wealth of experience and knowledge,” said Giancola. “I am confident in his ability to guide the County successfully through the dynamic financial times we face.”
Since joining the County in 1995, Kim has served in a number of capacities with agencies including the County Executive Office, Auditor-Controller Department, OC Waste & Recycling and the Probation Department. He received both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Before starting his career with the County, Kim worked as an internal auditor for American Restaurant Group and as a tax accountant for Arthur Anderson & Co. Franz has been the County’s CFO since January 2007.
“Bob has graciously agreed to stay on for a month to assist in the transfer of this important position and to provide continuity of leadership through the budget hearings,” Giancola stated. “His tenure and expertise are appreciated and will be a great help during this time of transition. The salary for the Chief Financial Officer will be $190,000 annually.