February 8, 2021

City Manager Patrick Duhaney Selects New City Finance Director

​Following a nationwide search, City Manager Patrick Duhaney has selected Letitia Shelton as the City's new finance director. She has over 30 years of experience in private and governmental administration, fiscal and personnel management, strategic planning, and interpersonal relations. Shelton will begin work in Virginia Beach on Feb. 25. Shelton is currently the deputy city manager/chief financial officer for the City of Charlottesville. She began her career as a utility financial analyst in the City of Richmond and progressed to several positions in Richmond, including deputy director and interim director of Public Works, before becoming the Director of Finance for DeSoto, TX."As her career has progressed, Letitia has demonstrated in-depth knowledge of all aspects of municipal finance. She is a proven leader who understands the importance of the City of Virginia Beach maintaining its strong financial position," said Duhaney. Shelton received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Business Administration from Averett University.# # #

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