Chief Financial Officer, Wayne County, Michigan
Hughey Newsome currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Wayne County, Michigan, where has served for two years. Before that, Hughey served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Flint, Michigan, helping to establish the recovery framework during the City’s lead contamination water crisis. He also had an interim Finance Director assignment at Pontiac, Michigan. In his current role Hughey is guiding Wayne County, one of the hardest hit counties from the pandemic, through the impending financial crisis. While in Flint, Hughey’s work focused on ensuring the funds provided to the city were accounted for and managed properly as well as developing the project plan submission to the Environmental Protection Agency necessary to finalize the award of $100 million.
Prior to his government service, Hughey has more than 13 years of experience in financial and performance improvement consulting. In that role, he advised Fortune 500 clients on risk and controls, procurement strategy, process improvement and enhanced reporting.