News Flash

Town of Hanover News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2023

Town of Hanover announces new Finance Director

Logo Placeholder

Town of Hanover announces new Finance Director

December 9th 2022

In Monday night’s Selectboard meeting, Town Manager Alex Torpey announced the appointment of the Town’s new Finance Director. The position was vacated in October when the prior finance director resigned. The town has been without a finance director since then, though has contracted financial consulting assistance to help with critical functions in the meantime.

Over the course of a six-week period, the Town saw 14 applications and performed three rounds of interviews, involving the participation and feedback of seven total Town staff. Three candidates were selected for final interviews which took place in Town Hall in November. The Town indicated an interest in hiring someone who was not just a detail-oriented finance expert, but someone who was passionate about helping transition teams, systems, and organizations to new processes and new practices. All three finalist candidates the Town interviewed were exceptionally well-qualified and could have performed the job.

Out of those three finalists, the Town is excited to announce the hiring of Ellen Bullion. Ellen is a Hanover resident who has over fifteen years of experience managing complex finance operations in the private sector. Previously, Ellen served as the Director of Finance for CLEAResult, an energy efficiency consulting company, where, working with the CFO and SVP Ellen oversaw budgeting for five business units with $250 million of revenue. Most recently, Ellen was the Director of Finance at Nolato GW, a plastics manufacturing company, where she saw oversaw the financial operations for six manufacturing plants.

Ellen will be stepping into Town early/mid-stream in the 2023-2024 budget process. She starts part-time employment this week to begin onboarding, municipal finance training, and getting up to speed on the Town’s budget. She will begin full-time the third week of January to help carry the Town through this year’s annual budget and begin to then implement much needed upgrades to the Town’s internal finance policies, practices, and software systems.

Town Manager Alex Torpey said that “We have a great need to update some of our internal finance processes, implementing more accurate tracking, more transparent reporting, and making a number of policy and process changes that will really help inform our budget decisions in the future. We’re excited for Ellen to help lead some of these new initiatives. She has a passion for understanding and implementing new processes, and our team is excited to welcome her onboard.”

Alex continued that, “Ellen’s long track record of managing and modernizing finance operations in the private sector will serve us well in Hanover. We have a lot to modernize and systemize, and although Ellen (and myself) will both be getting more up to speed on New Hampshire municipal government specific processes, we know that she’ll be able to plug in right away to help us move forward.”

For more information, email Town Manager Alex Torpey or visit the Town's Finance page.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Town of Hanover News Flash

water glass

Greensboro Water Tank Rehabilitation Request for Proposals

Posted on: January 25, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 8, 2023
water glass

Revised Lead & Copper Rule

Posted on: July 13, 2023
water glass

Water Distribution Project

Posted on: August 29, 2023
Logo Placeholder

January 2023 Hanover Happenings Recap

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

December Hanover Happenings

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Tax bills are in the mail

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Hanover Happenings November Recap

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Hanover Happenings October Recap

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Learn More About Rental Housing

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

What's happening in Hanover?

Posted on: March 24, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Results of 2022 Town Meeting

Posted on: March 25, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Weatherize Hanover - NH Saves Zoom

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Considering an Electric Vehicle

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Recycling Schedule and Reminders

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Changes to Curbside Recycling Program

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Notice to all Hanover Residents

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Deer Management Hunting Map

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Hanover Voter Update

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Solarize Open House

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Sustainable Hanover Summer Newsletter

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Goodwin Town Forest Report

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Solarize Hanover is here for 2020!

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Hanover Conservancy Survey

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Sustainable Hanover Newsletter

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Hanover 2020 Census

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Hanover Adopt-a-Trail Program

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Dog Licenses - Register Now!

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Don't Flush That PSA

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Property Record Cards - Now Online

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Limited Access to Town Hall

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Weatherize Hanover

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Winter Parking Ban

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

2018 Revaluation Update

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

River Trail Open

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Deer Management Hunters Map

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

ParkMobile

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Questions about Taxes or Assessments

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

2018 Assessment Update Complete

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Complete Streets Guidelines

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Recycling Pickups and Snowstorms

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

New Publications on Toxic Products

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Winter Parking Ban Notice

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Deer Hunting Season Has Started

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Summer Pollinator Events

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Trescott Property Survey

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Garlic Mustard is in Bloom

Posted on: March 28, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Be Bear Wise

Posted on: March 29, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Be Bear Smart!

Posted on: March 29, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Trescott Lands Re-Open!

Posted on: March 29, 2023
Logo Placeholder

Spoofed Email Accounts

Posted on: March 29, 2023