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Chief Financial Officer Ben Gorzell



Mr. Gorzell was named Chief Financial Officer in August 2010. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, he oversees the Departments of Finance, Information and Technology Services, and Human Resources.

In his current position, Mr. Gorzell also serves as the City’s Supervisor of Public Utilities, a position required by the City Charter. As Supervisor of Public Utilities, he is responsible for advising the City Manager and City Council on matters pertaining to the regulatory oversight over the City’s municipally-owned utilities, City Public Service Energy and the San Antonio Water System as well as other matters related to telecommunications, cable, and certain other utilities which utilize the City’s right-of-way.

After graduating from college, Mr. Gorzell began his career with the City of San Antonio as an entry level staff accountant. Over the course of his career with the City, he has held a variety of positions and has almost 20 years of experience with the City. Mr. Gorzell left the City briefly in 1993 to serve as the Controller for a local non-profit organization, Project Quest, Inc.


B.B.A. Accounting, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1989

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement

Mr. Gorzell is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA)


Mr. Gorzell has two daughters, Emily and Samantha. 

Human Resources
P3 Financial Analysis
Public Utilities (CPS Energy & SAWS)

Executive Support:
Executive Assistant: Rebecca De La Garza
Sr. Executive Secretary: Mary Perez

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