Sheila Reed has been named the state’s new director of local government finance by Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Jason Mumpower. A 34-year veteran of the comptroller’s office, she has held key positions in the divisions of local government audit, state and local finance, and most recently served as the assistant director of local government finance. A graduate of Austin Peay State University, Reed is a certified public accountant and active within the Tennessee Government Finance Officers Association (TGFOA). She will take over from former director Betsy Knotts, who left the comptroller’s office to serve in the private sector. Additionally, Steve Osborne and Ross Colona have been named as assistant directors within the division of local government finance.