Mayor Stoney appoints Sheila D. White to serve as city’s Interim Director of Finance

Finance Director John Wack to become CFO for Henrico County Public Schools

Mayor Stoney today announced the appointment of Sheila D. White to serve as Interim Director of Finance, effective February 27.


Ms. White will take over the reins of the high-performing department currently run by John Wack, the city’s Director of Finance for the last four and a half years, who has accepted a position to become the Chief Financial Officer for the Henrico County Public Schools beginning in March.


The Finance Department recently completed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report early for the fourth year in a row, reversing three years of late reporting. Over the last four years, it has dramatically enhanced revenue administration efforts by increasing tax collection rates and implementing a meals tax increase to fund new school construction. During Mr. Wack’s tenure, the department has also implemented amnesty programs to aid residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and made strides to improve its customer service. 


“John has helped lead the turnaround of the city Finance Department during my administration,” Mayor Stoney said. “This is an opportunity for personal and professional growth for him, and I wish John all the best in his future endeavors. Fortunately, the department is in good hands with a talented team under the leadership and experience of Sheila White.”


Ms. White, a certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in both accounting and operations roles, most recently served as Senior Deputy Director of Finance.  She holds a degree in Accounting from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.