County Names New Chief Financial Officer
(Santa Ana, CA) - County Executive Officer James D. Ruth today
appointed Edward Corser as Deputy CEO/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Corser follows
Interim CFO Fred Branca who has served in that position for the last 12 months. Corserís
appointment is effective May 17.
Corser has previously worked for the City of Los Angeles as Assistant City Administrative
Officer where he helped managed the Cityís budget. Most recently, he was Finance
Director for the County of Riverside. While at Riverside, Corser led the long-range
financial planning, prepared and administered the annual County budget, and managed the
debt issuance program. In addition, he worked with and supervised various
Corser has more than 37 years of experience in the field of public policy, finance/budget
and administration. He received both a bachelorís degree in political science and public
administration as well as a masterís degree in public administration from the University
of Southern California.
"Selecting a talented and experienced candidate for this position is the cornerstone of
effective, financial management for the County," said Ruth. "In these challenging times
we are fortunate to have a professional like Corser joining our team. Fred Branca has
been a stand-out performer. He did exceptional work at SSA and then agreed to help us
in the CFOís spot. As Fred gets ready to retire, Iím confident that Ed Corser will bring
strength to our organization and be a real asset."
The CFOís annual salary will be $175,000.