STPUD’s chief financial officer leaving this week
The South Tahoe Public Utility District has announced that their longtime chief financial officer, Rhonda McFarlane, will be moving to Dana Point, Calif., to assume the responsibilities of director of finance/treasurer for the Moulton Niguel Water District in Laguna Niguel.
McFarlane’s tenure with STPUD began Jan. 6, 1992, when she was hired as chief financial officer to replace outgoing CFO Barrie Fischer. Her last day with the district will be Thursday.
Richard Solbrig, general manager for STPUD, reluctantly accepted her resignation.
“Rhonda should be very proud of the many, many accomplishments, with her leadership and assistance, the district has been able to realize in the 16 years she served as chief financial officer. An ambitious 10-year planning horizon, award-winning annual financial reports, rock-solid credit ratings, successful MTBE litigation support, perfect audit reports and the respect and envy of the district’s financial position from other local public agencies are just some of her successes. District customers and fellow employees will miss her professionalism and dedication to public service. The district’s loss is Laguna Niguel’s gain,” Solbrig said.
McFarlane is a longtime South Lake Tahoe resident, having moved here in 1961. She will be joined in Dana Point by her husband, Mike McFarlane, another longtime local resident who recently retired after operating McFarlane Mortuary for more than 30 years.