City of Columbia Hires Assistant Finance Director


The City of Columbia is delighted to announce the latest addition to the Finance Department, Jamey Owen, as the new Assistant Finance Director. After an intensive interview and selection process, Owen was selected for the position. In her new role as the City’s Assistant Finance Director, Owen is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the finance department. The finance department team includes four personnel involved in accounts payable, purchasing, fixed asset management, risk management, and payroll. In addition to the day-to-day oversight, Owen will play a key role in assisting the Assistant City Manager/Finance Director with budgeting, financial reporting, and special projects.

Owen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Martin Methodist College and her Certified Municipal Finance Officers designation, demonstrating her commitment to education and her dedication to her field. With a background in both the public and private sectors, she boasts nearly a decade of experience as the Finance Director for the City of Shelbyville, TN, and also the City of Fayetteville, TN, where she acquired invaluable knowledge in governmental operations. During her extensive career, she also served as the Finance Manager at Marelli (Calsonic) and many years at Newell Rubbermaid, lastly serving as Senior Cost Accountant, showcasing her versatility in various financial roles.

Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Thad Jablonski stated, “We are glad to bring Jamey aboard the Finance Department. Jamey’s experience, knowledge, and expertise will be well received as the Finance Department begins the implementation of new finance and accounting software. Jamey is a great fit at the City of Columbia, and her professional background lends itself to the department’s commitment to excellence. I do not doubt that her leadership will contribute to the continued success and progress of the department and our community.”

Furthermore, Owen will contribute to the betterment of the City of Columbia. The City looks forward to achieving new heights with Owen’s leadership, strengthening the City’s commitment to excellence and serving the residents with the utmost dedication.


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