East Peoria Hires Finance Director

The City of East Peoria has hired its new finance director.

Jeff Becker will replace current Treasurer/Comptroller Theresa Gualandi who will retire this summer.

Becker, 36, is familiar with East Peoria city finances. Becker has helped with past city audits as an employee at the accounting firm Clifton Larson Allen. Becker has been with the firm the past three years performing city and county audits. Becker said he expects to take his CPA examination in July.

Becker, a Spring Valley native and resident of Mapleton, has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Becker started with the City of Peoria April 11. Officials say he is observing Gualandi as she works with city officials toward a budget for the new fiscal year which begins May 1.

(Photo: City of East Peoria)

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