FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2023
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Town Board Unanimously Appoints New Comptroller
North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead unanimously voted to appoint Kristen Schwaner as the Town’s new Comptroller, effective April 25. Schwaner is a Certified Public Accountant, with more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting.
“I am very pleased that the Town has officially appointed Kristen Schwaner as Town Comptroller,” Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena said. “North Hempstead has been without a formally appointed Comptroller since before my first day in office almost 16 months ago, but after an extensive search process, I believe that Ms. Schwaner will be an excellent addition to our Town staff and will work hard to fulfill my administration’s mandate of protecting our taxpayers’ wallets. Now that this has been accomplished, I look forward to working with Ms. Schwaner as we move to bring on capable and qualified deputies to fill out our Comptroller Department management team.”
“We are thrilled to have Kristen as our new comptroller,” said Council Member Veronica Lurvey. “With her wealth of experience in both finance and accounting, I believe that our Town will benefit greatly from her expertise. Her exceptional qualifications make her a perfect fit for this role, and I am confident that she will excel in her duties.”
“The opportunity to serve as the Comptroller of the Town of North Hempstead is both an honor and a responsibility that I do not take lightly. I am excited to be part of the Town Board’s leadership team, ensuring fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability. Together, we will strive to make North Hempstead an even better place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Kristen Schwaner.
Schwaner previously held positions at Sight Growth Partners, New York-Presbyterian, and ProHEALTH Medical Management. She has also held senior positions at EY and Marcum. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University.