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Scott Williams

Scott Williams

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Served an array of finance positions in the last 25 years in the private sector and publicly traded companies, and more than half that time in public administration, with the specialization of local California cities. Professional experience within local cities has included director of finance, administrative services, information technology, general services, and risk management. Currently serving as adjunct faculty in two Cal State MPA programs (San Bernardino and Long Beach). Current full-time vocational position is serving as Director of Finance/City Treasurer with the City of Vernon and Vernon Public Utilities in the southeast area of Los Angeles. Notable projects have included:

  • Major bond issuances for electric and water utilities, as well as general fund infrastructure
  • Citywide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation
  • Authored a fiscal sustainability act for local city financial planning
  • Multi-year financial model presented at the League of California Cities
  • Participation in local city economic development

Written over the last ten years with a focus on business, leadership, economics, technology, and digital currency on insidefinance.org

Education

Doctorate of Public Administration (DPA), California Baptist University

Dissertation: Fiscal Sustainability in Built-Out Cities in the Greater Los Angeles Area: Process Theory and Practice

Master of Business Administration (MBA), California State University, Monterey Bay

Courses/Teaching

California State University, San Bernardino

  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Government in the Digital Age

California State University, Long Beach

  • Public Budgeting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Fiscal stability and sustainability in local government
  • Long-term financial modeling
  • Local economic impacts and development
  • Technology and innovation
  • Digital currency, blockchain, and related technology
  • Organizational design and leadership
  • Process of change and the life cycle of the organization