City of Tallahassee
Kent has served in various positions in municipal finance over the past 30 years, currently serving as the Deputy Treasurer Clerk for the City of Tallahassee. Previously he served as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Coral Gables, the Budget Officer for the City of Jacksonville, the Treasurer for the City of Orlando, the Finance Director for the City of Palm Beach Gardens and as a Finance Director for two smaller communities in Illinois.
Kent has been active in the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, serving on the FGFOA Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013. In addition, he has been a FGFOA Committee Chair three times and a Committee member several times. He has also served as President of the Palm Beach County, Central Florida and Big Bend Chapters of the FGFOA as well as a director for the First Coast Chapter. Kent is one of the founding members that established the Big Bend Chapter in 2012.
Kent earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics-finance from Millikin University and a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University. He became a Certified Government Finance Officer in November 1996.