Worthington officials announced in May that a new director will lead the city's finance department at the beginning of June.

Molly Roberts retired after seven years with the city, making way for the promotion of Scott Bartter as the new finance director.

Bartter has 15 years of experience in the municipal-finance and tax industries.

He has been with Worthington for five years, serving as finance assistant and as the income-tax administrator.

City Manager Matt Greeson said Bartter has "played a critical role in budgeting, payroll operations, income-tax administration, labor negotiations and a variety of economic-development transactions and fiscal analyses."

Bartter, a Worthington resident, received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and has a master's degree in public administration from Franklin University. He is president of the Greater Ohio Association of Tax Administrators and is a graduate of the Leadership Worthington program.

Bartter will have a salary of $98,000 with a benefits package valued between $11,165 and $25,045, depending on his selection of single or family coverage, according to the city.

The city also changed the job title for Bartter's former post to finance manager.

Former Worthington finance director Steve Gandee was appointed as finance manager after spending the past eight years with the Regional Income Tax Authority.

The finance-manager position has a salary of $75,000 with the same benefits-package options as finance director, according to the city.

Bartter started his position June 5, while Gandee begins June 12.