Nelsie Smith has been named the City of Alexandria's new director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Smith has more than 12 years of experience working for and with local governments. Most recently, Smith served as a business development specialist at PayLock IPT, working with city and county governments to increase operational efficiency, provide greater customer service and improve revenue collection.
She also worked for Alexandria City Manager , where she developed a performance management system and created an economic development strategy, according to a City of Alexandria news release.
“We are delighted to have Nelsie join the team,” said Laura Triggs, the city’s chief financial officer and Finance Department director. “Her experience and expertise will help ensure that the budget we present is one that reflects the priorities of the community and meets or exceeds the outcomes we expect.”
She has worked as an associate director for Fitch Ratings/Public Finance Department, where she performed credit analysis on local government tax- and revenue-supported bonds.
Smith also has been employed as the finance director of the City of Baltimore as a principal program assessment analyst, where she managed a team of city and school officials to develop innovative ways to fund the growing capital needs of various facilities.
She holds a Master of Public Administration and Urban Management from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Knox College.