Rafiu O. Ighile is the finance director for Howard County Government. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an MBA. Prior to joining the County, he also worked for the City of Gaithersburg, the Howard County School System, the American Trucking Associations, Inc., the National Children’s Center (NCC), Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute and Institute of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD). Rafiu started his career as Project Accountant with Shell Oil Corporation of Nigeria. He currently serves on GFOA's Executive Board.