Personnel note: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn names chief of staff, chief financial officer

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MayorBob Buckhorn on Thursday promoted a veteran city administrator to be his chief of staff and named a St. Petersburg investment banker as the city’s new chief financial officer.

The new chief of staff isSantiago Corrada, a 7-year city employee who has served as the city’s administrator for neighborhood services, the convention center, tourism, recreation and cultural arts.

Corrada, 47, also leads the city’s efforts to plan for the 2012 Republican National Convention. His salary will be $153,004. He will replaceDarrell Smith, who retired when former MayorPam Iorio left office. His nomination is scheduled to go to the City Council for confirmation on May 5.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Corrada was director of parks and recreation for the city of Miami and spent 17 years in the Miami-Dade school system before coming to Tampa in 2004.

Buckhorn’s choice for chief financial officer isSonya Little, 45, who was most recently the managing director in the St. Petersburg office of Public Resources Advisory Group, which has worked as the city’s financial advisor. Continue reading here.


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