Ventura County Names New CFO

Ventura County Executive Officer Mike Powers has named an experienced insider to the role of Chief Financial Officer. After a nationwide search that attracted over 150 candidates, he selected Senior Deputy Executive Officer Kaye Mand as Ventura’s next CFO, a job that entails management of the county’s $2.24 million budget.

Mand has worked in fiscal management and accounting for 28 years. She spent 18 years with the Auditor-Controller’s Office and another 10 with the County Executive’s Office. She was first hired as an accountant with the Auditor-Controller’s office in 1990. She worked her way up, holding such titles as senior fiscal analyst, fiscal manager, and program management analyst before assuming the senior deputy executive officer’s role.

Mand earned her bachelor’s in biology from the University of Winnipeg and a post-baccalaureate licentiate in accounting from the University of British Columbia. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ventura County’s current CFO Katherine Rodriguez announced her retirement in June after 11 years with the county.  Rodriguez, who had come under fire from some taxpayer groups and the head of the county’s Health Care Agency, has cited unspecified health matters as the reason for her departure.