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Jeffrey A. Yates started work at Union County, NC, in August of 2012.

Mr. Yates previously served as the director of finance for Dunedin, Florida from 2010 to 2012, chief financial officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, from 2008 to 2010, the City of Lubbock, Texas from 2005 to 2008 and as director of fiscal policy and strategic planning for Lubbock from 2004 to 2005.  Before arriving in Lubbock, Yates worked as a budget officer for the City of Portsmouth, VA.  Mr. Yates also has taught economics, accounting, business management, ethics, government and leadership courses.

Mr. Yates’ primary expertise is in long-term forecasting and capital planning, policy analysis, performance measurement, and local government fiscal planning. Other areas of significant experience include legislative analysis, program evaluation, business processes, and strategic planning.

Mr. Yates and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Jayden and Jonathan.  Mr. Yates enjoys reading, smoking barbecue, and professional sports.

Mr. Yates has a bachelor’s degree in social science and education from Liberty University and a master’s degree in public administration from Regent University, with additional graduate course work in economics and accounting.