Town Of Essex Council Appoints New Director Of Corporate Services

Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

Posted at 7:20pm


The Town of Essex has a new Director of Corporate Services.

Kate Giurissevich takes on the role and will be responsible for handling all of the financial affairs of the municipality, including budgeting, financial audit process, property tax collection, asset management planning, and business services management.

Giurissevich joined the Town of Essex in 2018 as Manager, Finance and Business Services. Over the past three years, she has been instrumental in leading the annual year end audit and budget processes, was a key player in the successful launch of Virtual City Hall (online tax payment system) and developed several key policies including an asset management policy and development charge interest policy. As required, she has served as Deputy Treasurer and most recently as has been Acting Director, Corporate Services.

Prior to joining the Town, she served as Staff Accountant at Stefanizzi Chartered Accountant Professional Corporation, Assurance and Tax Manager at Hyatt Lassaline LLP Chartered Accountants, and Financial Analyst for Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare. Kate also severed for four years as the Volunteer Treasurer at the Welcome Centre Shelter for Woman, a Windsor-based charitable organization.
Kate is a graduate of Algoma University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in accounting, as well as a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

“Kate is a highly motivated individual and brings experience from both the public and private sectors,” said Doug Sweet, Chief Administrative Officer. “We are excited to welcome Kate to the Town of Essex team in this new capacity and look forward to her continued efforts in ensuring financial sustainability for the Town of Essex.”

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