06 Jan K&A Completes Search for CFO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
January 6, 2020 – Jefferson County Chief Financial Officer John Henry is leaving the county at the end of the month to work as the CFO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), county officials announced Monday.
County Revenue Director Travis A. Hulsey will serve as the interim CFO.
“Many citizens don’t realize what a great job John Henry has done for Jefferson County,” County Manager and CEO Tony Petelos said in a statement. “He has built the County financial reserves, which resulted in an improvement in our bond ratings, putting us on solid financial footing for the future. It was no easy task and he did it facing a tremendous amount of pressure. We are going to miss him but wish him well.”
Henry was unanimously selected for the position from among 100 applicants by the APTAinternal interview team. APTA cited his many years of experience and recently being recognized as CFO of the Year by the Birmingham Business Journal.
The American Public Transportation Association is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, para transit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail.