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After nine month vacancy, Hernando names new chief financial officer



After more than nine months and four searches, the Hernando County School District has named a chief financial officer to oversee the district’s budget of roughly $262 million.

George D. Gall expects to take over the position by the end of the month.

“I’m looking forward to working with the school district and working on some of their challenges,” Gall said.

Gall, 63, most recently served as the chief financial officer at the Fort Norfolk Retirement Community in Norfolk, Va.

He was one of two candidates interviewed for the position.

While he has no prior experience as a chief financial officer for a school district, he has five years of experience in higher education, having served as the head of finances for Palm Beach Atlantic University.

He has 13 years of experience as a chief financial officer.

The appointment concludes a long struggle to fill the position after the sudden resignation of Desiree Henegar in January after the Times reported about a sex blog that she updated while at work. The first search ended when the committee decided there wasn’t a qualified candidate and didn’t recommend anyone. The second search landed John Wilkinson, a chief financial officer at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven, who later withdrew because of a medical issue in his family. The third search, like the first, ended when the committee decided against recommending a candidate.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:19pm]


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