Pam Scales

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
City of Detroit, MI

Pamela Scales is currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Director of Office of Departmental Financial Services for the city of Detroit, appointed in May 2015.  She served as Budget Director February 2006 – March 2012, January 2014 to May 2015, and held various positions in the Budget Department since 1986.   From 2012 to 2014 she worked as adjunct faculty member at various universities teaching Business Statistics, Economics, Management and Public Finance.  Dr. Scales also worked as Lead Faculty Area Chair for Finance in the School of Business for the University of Phoenix, primarily teaching undergraduate and graduate Finance and Accounting courses.  She is currently a lecturer at University of Michigan Dearborn.  Dr. Scales has her Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Michigan.  Dr. Scales is Vice Chair of the Diversified Members Credit Union and Board Member for Michigan Government Finance Officers Association.