City welcomes new finance Manager Ryan Cornell
–On Sept. 5, the City of Paso Robles welcomed Ryan Cornell as the new Finance Manager for the Department of Administrative Services. City Manager Tom Frutchey conducted the Oath of Office ceremony earlier this week and he immediately began his duties, fulfilling a position that has been vacant since May. Cornell is responsible for the overall accounting and financial reporting of the city. Specifically, he oversees the payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger functions as well as financial forecasting and budget preparation.
Cornell is originally from the Central Coast and moved to the area in 1992. He attended Arroyo Grande High School and graduated from Cal Poly in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Public Accounting.
Since graduating, Cornell’s work has included working at a CPA firm conducting financial audits for a number of cities, school districts and non- profit organizations. Cornell also formerly served as part of the audit team for the City of Paso Robles, back when the Administrative Services Department was still located at City Hall, before they took up residence at the City Annex building on Pine Street.
Cornell began working for the City of Arroyo Grande in 2011 as an Accounting Manager, and has worked for the past year as the Accounting and Budget Manager for the City of Santa Maria.
Cornell moved to Templeton in 2013 to be closer to family and loves spending time with his amazing wife and three kids, ages 11, 6,and 4. He is a big Los Angeles Kings fan and likes to watch and attend hockey games, and also enjoys traveling, visiting local breweries and wineries, and reading.
Cornell’s favorite quote is “Don’t buy things you can’t afford, with money you don’t have, to im- press people you don’t like,” by Dave Ramsey.