From Harford County government:
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has appointed Deputy Treasurer Rick Pernas to the position of county treasurer on an acting basis effective July 1, 2010. Pernas will take over for John Scotten, who is retiring after nearly 39 years of loyal service to Harford County Government.
Pernas has worked in the Department of the Treasury since 1994, and has served as deputy treasurer for the past five years, having been chief of the Bureau of Accounting for eight years before that. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and has served on a number of committees for the Government Finance Officers Association.
“Rick has a distinguished record of service with the Treasury Department, and has done a great job as John Scotten’s deputy,” remarked County Executive Craig. “When you lose almost 40 years of institutional knowledge, it’s nice to be able to turn the reins over to someone who has been in a leadership position in the department for many years. I have every confidence that Rick will run the department smoothly and efficiently.”