The City of Wyoming has announced Robert C. Luders has accepted the position of finance director and will begin his service to the City on Oct. 13.
In his new role with the City, Luders will be responsible for directing the planning, organization and maintenance of finance services which include the City budget, audit, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, revenue administration, investment programs and fixed assets. He will assess and manage finance department operations, staffing levels, equipment and software to achieve the strategic goals of the department and the City as a whole.
Luders will assist the City’s leadership team and its individual departments to set and achieve financial goals. He will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining policies, procedures, internal controls, capital improvement plans, grant reporting and fee and rate setting for the City and its departments.
Luders will also work with the City’s human resources department, insurance consultants, third-party administrators and sponsors to administer the City’s insurance and pension programs, coordinate and provide oversight to the City’s retirement system, review investment activities and manage the City’s general liability insurance and process, applications, claims and renewals.
“We are very pleased Bob has decided to serve as finance director for Wyoming,” said Wyoming City Manager Curtis Holt. “His expertise will be a key component in our strategic plan and help Wyoming continue on its course of streamlined, economically responsible growth.”
Luders brings more than 30 years of experience in directing the functions of municipal and private operations, most recently as director of finance and purchasing for Portage, Mich.
Luders holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and a master’s degree from Seton Hall University. A native of Chatham, N.J., he currently resides in Caledonia with his wife, Cathy.