OCWA Names Chief Financial Officer

OCWA — Central New York’s Water Authority — recently appointed Sheilla A. Roth as chief financial officer. She started on the position late in December.

In this role, Roth will oversee accounting, finance, purchasing, inventory and payroll for operations, maintenance, and capital projects.

Roth is a certified public accountant with an extensive background in governmental and nonprofit accounting. She most recently served as the school business executive for Mexico Academy & Central Schools. Prior to that position, she served as the controller for higher education institutions including Onondaga Community College and Cazenovia College. In addition, she is a longtime Central New York native and a graduate of Alfred University.

“We are thrilled to have Sheilla join the OCWA executive team. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the job. Her 25 years of distinguished service as a certified public accountant in both the public and private sectors will be a tremendous asset to the authority,” said OCWA Executive Director Jeff Brown.

OCWA serves approximately 500,000 residents in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga and Oneida counties. The authority is among the 125 largest public drinking water systems in the country, operating two major water treatment facilities, over 2,150 miles of main, 13,300+ fire hydrants, more than 60 storage facilities, and 47 pump stations.