Kilgore’s director of finance to leave city
Kilgore, Texas — Kilgore’s assistant director of finance has told the city manager he is leaving after about a month on the job.
Shannon Abernathy, who took over the post after 26-year employee Lawanna Williams retired May 2, has not submitted a letter of resignation but told Scott Sellers on Tuesday he had been offered another position, Sellers said.
“I brought him in from the private sector, and he is going back to the private sector. A company that he was familiar with paid him more money than I could match,” Sellers said.
Abernathy was introduced to the City Council on April 22.
“Lawanna’s title was assistant finance director, and technically I was the finance director, but I called her my finance director because she was doing all the duties of a finance director. I think we may go back to me being the finance director and then that position would be a budget officer and bookkeeper,” Sellers said.
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