From Town Manager Norman Khumalo
It is with great pleasure that I inform you that Christopher J. Ketchen has accepted the position of Finance Director/Town Accountant for the Town of Hopkinton. Chris’ first day will be Monday, July 2, 2012.
Chris has over 12 years of experience in public sector finance encompassing reporting, treasury functions and financial controls. He worked as Project Manager and Budget Analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Prince George’s County, Maryland. His experience at local and state levels has afforded him a comprehensive understanding of managing the financial function.
Chris’s most recent work as Deputy Director of General Government for the Town of Wellesley has uniquely positioned him as a general strategist and visionary, transcending the financial functions of town government. Further, this position afforded him the opportunity to communicate strategic issues, with managers, staff, boards/committees and residents, while highlighting his leadership skills.
During his tenure in Wellesley, Chris has proven to be an accomplished, results oriented manager and leader. These skills, combined with Chris’ experience, education, problem solving abilities, uncompromising integrity, strong work ethic and personality make him an excellent match for the Town of Hopkinton and its leadership team.
Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Massachusetts- Amherst. He is certified by the State of Massachusetts as a Procurement Officer.
The Department Heads, Appropriations Committee, School Department and I look forward to working with Chris on long-term financial planning and implementing further efficiencies town wide.