Learn about the Team at Detroit Investor Relations, including our CFO, Chief Deputy CFO/Finance Director, and Deputy CFO/Treasurer.

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Jay Rising


Jay Rising, Chief Financial Officer, was appointed by the Mayor to this position on January 18, 2021. Mr. Rising most recently served as Cabinet Secretary in Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. Previously he served as the Chief Financial Officer to the Detroit Medical Center from 2006 to 2013, and later held other executive leadership positions with the Detroit Medical Center.  Mr. Rising has also served as the Michigan State Treasurer for Governor Jennifer Granholm (2003 to 2006), was a senior partner with the law firm Miller Canfield from 1991 to 2003 specializing in public finance, and was Chief Deputy State Treasurer prior to 1991.

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John Naglick

Chief Deputy CFO/Finance Director
(313) 224-4153

John Naglick is the Chief Deputy CFO/Finance Director for the City of Detroit, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. In conjunction with this position at the City, he serves as a Board Member for the General Retirement System, Police and Fire Retirement System, Downtown Development Authority and the Detroit Transportation Corporation (operator of the Detroit People Mover).  He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Walsh College where he has taught a number of classes over a span of ten years.  Prior to his current position, he was Finance Director for the City of Pontiac, Michigan from April, 2010 to October, 2013 and was a Director at AlixPartners LLP from 2007 to 2010.  Mr. Naglick earned BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Detroit.  He is also a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

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Christa J. McLellan

Deputy CFO/Treasurer
(313) 224-1717

Christa McLellan has worked in the municipal finance arena for over 20 years.  She became a member of the City of Detroit team, as Treasurer, in January of 2017.  Before joining the City, she served as the Deputy Treasurer of Financial Services for the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office and as the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Wayne County. She has also worked as an auditor of public sector entities for both Rehmann and KPMG LLP.  Her professional activities include serving on the boards of (either currently or in the past) the Police and Fire Retirement System for the City of Detroit, the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, Michigan Women Finance, and the Wayne County Treasurer’s Association.  Christa is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.