Chief Financial Officer, Wayne County, Mich.
Hughey Newsome currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Wayne County, Michigan. In his current role, Hughey is working to address two challenges. One is helping to guide the county, one of the hardest hit counties from the pandemic, through the resulting financial impact. The other challenge is to modernize the county’s financial and accounting systems, as there is a dire need to make such changes in order to allow the County to have staffing and financial flexibility along with improved transparency into its financial position.
Prior to Wayne County, Hughey served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Flint, Michigan in the aftermath of one of the worst environmental disasters in history – the Flint water crisis. While in Flint, Hughey worked to establish the financial recovery framework during the City’s lead contamination water crisis. Hughey also worked to ensure the funds provided to the city from federal and state recovery sources were accounted for and managed properly.
Prior to his government service, Hughey had more than 13 years of experience in financial and performance improvement consulting. He served as a senior manager at MorganFranklin Consulting where he worked with a finance departments across a variety of industries advising on financial systems and process improvements to achieve time and cost savings. Hughey has advised Fortune 500 clients on risk and controls, procurement strategy, process improvement and enhanced reporting.
Hughey also writes and has been published in several publications including Governing magazine and Route Fifty.