Kendel Taylor was appointed the City's Director of Finance, effective June 1, 2015. Ms. Taylor began working for the City of Alexandria in 1995, serving the majority of her career in the Office of Management and Budget from 1999 until August 2013. In 2011 and 2012, she served as Acting Budget Director. She has been the City's Director of Finance since August 2014. She serves on the board of the City's OPEB Pension Fund. In September 2018, Ms. Taylor was selected to the Government Finance Officers Association Debt Committee, and in June 2022 she was elected to the Executive Board of the GFOA. Ms. Taylor holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing and Spanish from Albright College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. Since September 1, Ms. Taylor is serving as Interim Deputy City Manager, overseeing the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Performance Analytics and the Departments of Information Technology, Community and Human Services and Human Resources.