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Mayor Ron Payne

Mayor Ron PayneRon Payne retired as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Brescia University in May of 2008. Previously, he served as an Owensboro City Commissioner from 2005 until 2007. He has also maintained the positions of City Manager, the City's Chief Administrative Officer, from 1997 until his retirement in 2003, and Director of Finance & Administration from 1993 until 1997. Previously, Ron served 14 years with the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, first as Controller and Deputy City Auditor and eventually as Director of Finance. He was Owensboro's City Auditor from 1975 to 1979 and also worked for the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand.

Ron is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Brescia College and a Masters of Science in accounting from the University of Tulsa. Ron is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam. Ron and his wife Denise have two sons, Brian and Adam.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, the VFW and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Riverpark Foundation, Board of Contributors of the Messenger & Inquirer, the Board of Directors of the Riverport Authority, PRIDE and a member of the Advisory Council of MISAS.