Latimer County Executive appoints Karin Hablow Westchester County Finance Commissioner
Westchester County Executive George Latimer has appointed Karin E. Hablow as Commissioner of Finance. Hablow previously served as Orange County Finance Commissioner in Goshen.
Latimer said, “Karin has had a long and highly accomplished career managing the financial operations and accounting of significant organizations, including most recently as Orange County Commissioner of Finance. With over 15 years of progressive experience in budgeting, tax operations and financial reporting, we are confident that she will serve the Department of Finance well in her new role as Commissioner.
Hablow said, “I am grateful to the Latimer County Executive for this great opportunity to serve the residents of Westchester in such an important role. I am thrilled to lead the Department of Finance’s team of talented tax professionals as we deliver innovative and effective government financial services.
Hablow earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. As Finance Commissioner at Orange, Hablow managed an $830 million budget, including payroll, accounting, tax, property and taxation, debt issuance/management, debt management plan, investment and investment functions for Orange County.
Westchester County is rated AA by all three bond rating agencies – Standard and Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s. The Westchester County Department of Finance is responsible for accounts payable, purchasing, employee payroll, debt management, pension administration, income investment, tax collection, processing certiorari tax judgments and Westchester County government benefits functions.