Henderson native Chelsea Mills has been hired by the city of Henderson as its new finance director.
Mills is a 2012 graduate of Henderson County High School and a 2016 graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., where she majored in accounting, according to a city news release.
She is the daughter of Robby Mills, who ran for lieutenant governor alongside Daniel Cameron in this past year’s gubernatorial race that Gov. Andy Beshear won. Robby Mills serves as state senator for the 4th district which includes Henderson, Union, Webster and Hopkins counties. Robby Mills also served as a Henderson city commissioner from 1998-2000 and 2002-20016.
Chelsea Mills is a certified public accountant with more than eight years of experience and has worked in both corporate and public accounting, said the release.
She has extensive experience in auditing and financial reporting, most recently working for Koch Enterprises in Evansville as the assistant controller and before that as an external auditor at CliftonLarsonAllen in Lakeland, Fla., said the release.
During her time with CLA she specialized in governmental audits, said the news release.
According to Chelsea Mills’ LinkedIn page, she spent more than six years with CLA and the last 3 ½ years she held the title of senior associate.
She worked at Koch for 1 year and 9 months, according to her LinkedIn page.
She will fill the role being vacated after nearly 19 years by Robert Gunter.
Chelsea Mills will begin work with the city on Dec. 27.
Gunter, set to retire on Feb. 29, will work with Chelsea Mills to get her up-to-speed with city operations before he leaves his post, according to city officials.
“I am excited for this new opportunity to serve the city of Henderson as Finance Director,” Chelsea Mills said in a statement. “I am looking forward to learning, growing, and making an impact back in my hometown.”