PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo hired a new Director of Finance Alexandria Romero with appointment by Mayor Nick Gradisar and confirmation by Pueblo City Council on Monday, Sept. 26. Romero begins her position with the City of Pueblo Monday, Oct. 3 and will oversee the Finance and Sales Tax Departments.
“I’m happy to welcome Ms. Romero as our new Director of Finance with her expertise and experience to lead the City of Pueblo forward with financial transparency,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “I know she is excited to get to work with our team and I look forward to her leadership for the department. She will be a valuable addition to our leadership team in the City.”
Romero is a Certified Public Accountant with exceptional expertise and experience. Romero received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2006 and received her Master of Professional Accounting degree from Colorado State University Global in 2017. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Pueblo City-County Library District, overseeing a budget of more than $14 million.
Romero’s accounting experience includes positions as Senior Auditor and Tax Accountant for McPherson, Goodrich, Paolucci & Mihelich, PC here in Pueblo and as Accountant for the Downtown Denver Partnership in Denver, Colo. She is also an active member of the accounting industry, serving on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Young Member Leadership Committee as Chair and as a Board Member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA).
“Being involved in our community and ensuring the city is fiscally responsible, is important to me,” said newly appointed Finance Director Alexandria Romero. “I am very excited for this opportunity and to be joining the City of Pueblo’s Finance team, as the Director of Finance.”
During Romero’s career, she has received numerous awards including the 2022 AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award, she was an inductee of the class of 2022 CSU Department of Accounting Hall of Fame, a 2021 CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 under 40” Accounting Professionals award recipient and was a 2019 Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader. In addition to her professional accolades Romero served locally as President and Treasurer for Junior League of Pueblo and Treasurer for the Southern Colorado Runners Group.