One down, one to go: Buckhorn names new chief of staff
Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Friday named Dennis Rogero as his new chief of staff, one of City Hall’s most wide-ranging and influential jobs.
Rogero, currently the city’s budget and neighborhood empowerment director, will replace Santiago Corrada, who is leaving May 3 to become president of the local tourism development agency, Tampa Bay & Co.
Announcing the promotion, Buckhorn described Rogero as “uniquely prepared to assume this job.”
“He has excelled in his role as budget director and possesses a working knowledge of every city department and the challenges they face,” Buckhorn said.
Rogero started with the city in 2009 as budget operations manager, was promoted to budget officer that same year and moved to his current position in February 2012.
Rogero will start his new job May 5, though it’s likely he will continue to oversee efforts to put together the city’s budget for fiscal year 2013-14. His salary will be $153,004.
Buckhorn still has another big job to fill — that of City Attorney Jim Shimberg, who is leaving to become executive vice president and general counsel of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s parent company.
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