Mayor Andy Schor today announced the promotion of Judy Kehler to serve as Lansing’s next Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As CSO, Kehler will continue to look at short-term expenditures and long-term debts, as well as review and evaluate other processes within the City to make recommendations for improvements as necessary.
“Judy Kehler has done an excellent job as our City Treasurer and Income Tax Administrator, ensuring that we are collecting the necessary income and property taxes for the City,” said Mayor Schor. “As Chief Strategy Officer, Judy will continue to use her experience and expertise to find efficiencies in legacy costs and other financial areas of the City.”
Kehler served as the first woman and African American Treasurer & Income Tax Administrator during Mayor Hollister’s administration. Kehler’s past professional experiences include working for KPMG Peat Marwick as a Senior Management Consultant, as well as serving as Finance Director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s Department of Environmental Health. Kehler returned to the City of Lansing as the City Treasurer and Income Tax Administrator in April 2019.
“I was born and raised in Lansing; I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity to continue to serve the great people of Lansing. I look forward to working with our community to move Lansing forward,” said Kehler.
Judy earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She recently obtained her Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM), Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (ACPFIM) and Business Process Management (BPM) certifications. She is also is a member of the Association for Strategic Planning.
Pending City Council’s approval of a waiver for certain ordinance requirements during their meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020, Kehler will begin her new role as CSO beginning Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Cheryl Fox, currently the Deputy City Treasurer, will serve as Interim City Treasurer.