Director’s Office

Director’s Office

The Director’s Office is responsible for setting goals for the department and the organization related to the City of San Antonio finances, having the strategic vision to reach those goals, and providing support and financial guidance to elected leaders, City Management and other departments as well as managing all aspects of the department.

The Finance Department has a Deputy Chief Financial Officer, three Assistant Directors, and a Procurement Operations Lead who oversee the department’s various functions and focus on improving the effectiveness of the divisions within the department. The Deputy Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the City’s Chief Financial Officer, Ben Gorzell, who is part of the City Manager’s team.

Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Troy Elliott, deputy chief Financial officer

Mr. Elliott was appointed as Director of Finance for the City of San Antonio in October 2011. As the Director, he is responsible for overseeing Accounting Services, Central Services, Compliance and Resolution, Financial Operations, Financial Services, Purchasing, Fiscal Shared Services, and Risk Management.

Prior to this position, Mr. Elliott served as the Assistant Finance Director and the Director of the City’s Enterprise Resource Management Project. In these roles, he was responsible for re-engineering the way the City of San Antonio conducts business through the redesigning of business processes, establishing the Shared Services Program, and the implementation of various software packages, such as SAP.

He started his career with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Mr. Elliott left the Council of Governments in August of 1996 as the Manager of Finance to begin his career with the City of San Antonio. Over his career, he has held a variety of positions and has more than 20 years of experience in Municipal Accounting, Finance, and Project Management.

Mr. Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Project Management Professional Certification, and is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.

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Margaret U. Villegas, Assistant Finance Director

Margaret U. Villegas, Assistant Finance Director

Ms. Villegas has more than 20 years experience with the City of San Antonio and currently serves as Assistant Finance Director over the Financial Services Group. Her areas of responsibility include debt management, investment portfolio management, banking services, and revenue collections including the collection of Hotel Occupancy Taxes, payments for Code Compliance violations, and the administration of the Downtown Public Improvement District. She is also responsible for overseeing the updating and administration of the finance plans for the City’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones.

She has participated in competitive and negotiated bond financings exceeding $2 billion for the City of San Antonio and oversees all issuances of general obligation bonds, certificates of obligation, revenue bonds, and special financings.

Ms. Villegas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Melanie Seale, Assistant Finance Director

Melanie Seale, Assistant Finance Director

Ms. Seale joined the City of San Antonio as its Controller in 2007 and became Assistant Finance Director over the Accounting Services Group in February 2012. She is responsible for the management and processing of the City’s payroll; accounts payable; time administration; accounts receivables; general ledger; financial reporting; and City-wide fiscal administration. Ms. Seale additionally works alongside the Assistant Finance Directors over Financial Services, Public Utilities, and Compliance and Resolution to ensure that the City’s cash, investments, debt obligations, and public utilities receipts are accurately recorded and disclosed within the City’s financial statements. Prior to working for the City of San Antonio, Ms. Seale spent seven years in public accounting with KPMG, LLP.

Ms. Seale holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with emphasis in Accounting from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, she is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, San Antonio Chapter. Ms. Seale additionally serves on the GFOA's Committee on Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting, and is one of the City’s ex-officio voting members on the Municipal Golf Association of San Antonio’s Board of Directors.

Norbert Dziuk, Procurement Operations Lead

Norbert Dziuk, Procurement Operations Lead

Mr. Dziuk was appointed as Assistant to the Director for the Purchasing Group in May 2013. As the Assistant to the Director, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Purchasing Division which supports all City departments with the acquisition of goods and services. Prior to this position, Mr. Dziuk served as a Procurement Administrator in the Purchasing Department.

Since joining the City of San Antonio in 1999, Mr. Dziuk has held a variety of positions which involved purchasing a wide range of commodities for the City, including fleet and information technology goods and services. In addition, he has extensive experience in the acquisition of professional services.

After graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Mr. Dziuk started his career with the United States Air Force. Mr. Dziuk has more than 23 years combined public purchasing and contracting experience.


Russell Huff, Assistant Finance Director

Russell Huff, Assistant Finance Director

Mr. Huff joined the City of San Antonio team in May 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the Public Utilities and Compliance & Resolution Divisions. Prior to this position, Mr. Huff served as CFO for the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA), a joint action agency operating electrical generation and transmission assets for four municipally owned utilities. At TMPA Mr. Huff served in various financial roles after entering the organization as the Chief Internal Auditor. Prior to TMPA, Mr. Huff served in several auditing and internal auditing roles in the financial services industry and a national public accounting firm.

Mr. Huff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M – College Station. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Office & Support Staff

Office

  • 111 Soledad, Fifth floor (Riverview Towers), San Antonio, Texas 78205

    Reception: 210-207-5734

    Director's Office: 210-207-8648

    Fax: 210-207-4072

Support Staff