Karan Reid has served as the Director of Finance for the City of Concord (population 130,000) since April 2013. Concord is a full service city with over 400 full-time, regular employees. Karan has more than 30 years of municipal finance experience and is currently managing a team of 20 and a $200 million operating budget. Karan graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, is a Certified Public Accountant, and began her career auditing non-profit entities. Her journey in city government began as Senior Accountant with the City of Napa and progressed to Chief Financial Officer for the City of Emeryville and Finance Director for the City of Benicia before joining the City of Concord. Karan has been active in CSMFO and currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Program Committee. She previously served on the Membership Benefits Committee and on the CSMFO Board as a Director representing the North. Karan’s favorite place to recharge and enjoy nature’s beauty is Lake Tahoe.