Village Announces Hiring of New Finance Director

Christopher BlackThe Village is pleased to announce that Christopher Black will be the new Director of Finance and General Services for Buffalo Grove. Black will take over the role left open by Scott Anderson who went on to become the Village Manager of Barrington in June of 2019.

“The Village went through an extensive search over the last several months to locate the right individual to lead our finance department,” said Village Manager Dane Bragg. “Christopher has an excellent blend of professional experiences with a range of leadership positions that made him our absolute best candidate.”

Black has more than 20 years of experience working for local government and public organizations. Most recently, he was the finance director for the Rock River Water Reclamation District in Rockford, Illinois, which serves 70,000 customers. He has served in that role since October of 2016 and reported to the executive director and 5-member board.

Prior to that, Black’s experiences include serving as the vice president and chief financial officer at Rock Valley College, the finance director for the City of Rockford, and the city administrator for the City of McHenry.

“I am honored to have been chosen amongst a field of highly qualified candidates to be the next finance director for the Village of Buffalo Grove. I believe my experiences will serve me very well in this role,” Black said.

Black holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University and has a Certified Public Financial Officer (CPFO) designation from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). He also serves on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries of Illinois, a volunteer position he has held since 2012. He will begin his service to the Village in early April.