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Finance Staff

Katie Smiddy

Title
Finance Director

Phone
513-792-8349

Email
[email protected]

Katie Smiddy

Katie serves as Finance Director of Montgomery, Ohio and has 20 years of governmental accounting experience. Katie began her career as a municipal income tax auditor performing income tax audits on individuals and large corporations. Prior to joining the City of Montgomery, Katie spent 17 years as the Accounting Manager for Butler County Water and Sewer Department and she spent one year as the Financial Services Manager at Butler County Metro Parks. Katie has a BSBA in Accounting from Xavier University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Wright State University. Katie is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Public Treasurers Association, Greater Cincinnati Government Finance Officers Association, Ohio Municipal League, and the Southwest Ohio Tax Administrators Association.

Taryn Radford

Title
Finance Specialist

Phone
513-792-8307

Email
[email protected]

Taryn Radford

Taryn Radford joined the City of Montgomery in 2014 as a Finance Specialist in the finance office.  Prior to her employment with the City, Taryn worked for TriHealth for seven years as an office manager and emergency room unit coordinator.

Derek Morgan

Title
Finance Specialist

Phone
513-792-8305

Email
[email protected]

Derek Morgan

Derek Morgan joined the City of Montgomery in February of 2020.  Derek has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University in Science of Marketing.  Prior work experience includes positions in Accounting and Finance as well as Information Technology.

Jessica Hunt

Title
Finance Specialist

Phone
513-792-8303

Email
[email protected]

Jessica Hunt

Jessica started with the City of Montgomery in January 2021.  Previously she served as the Administrative Assistant with Miami Township, Ohio, and has managed various finance and payroll responsibilities.  Jessica has an associates degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix.  Jessica is a 2020 graduate of the Center for Local Government Leadership Academy.

Laura Braun

Title
Finance Specialist

Phone
513-792-8308

Email
[email protected]

Laura Braun

Laura Braun joined the City of Montgomery in July of 2019.  Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s Degree in Education.  Prior work experience includes positions in Accounting and Finance as well as being a Paraprofessional in local school districts.

Cindy Abner

Title
Finance Specialist

Phone
513-792-8351

Email
[email protected]

Cindy Abner

Cindy Abner joined the City of Montgomery in 2007 as a Finance Specialist in the Tax Office.  Cindy spent the majority of her career in the banking industry while raising her children.  Prior to her employment with Montgomery, she was employed as an office manager for a chemical company and an accounting assistant for a travel company that specialized in golf vacations in the UK, Ireland and Spain.  Cindy has an Associates Degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati

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