Aaron Carlson – Board of Finance

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Aaron4Newtown@gmail.com

I am proud to be raising 3 wonderful children in Newtown and I am inspired to offer my own services to improve the quality of life in our community. The Board of Finance is an advisory Board which provides guidance of fiscal responsibility to town leaders. This effort requires collaboration with other town Boards to maintain excellence throughout the education system and support our town-wide services. Newtown is at a very critical point in our history in which we need to ensure we have a balanced approach to address short-term and long-term needs in our community. I believe that my experiences and my proven track record in financial planning, cost management, innovative solutions, and operating policy will add value to the Board. I will support education in a fiscally responsible manner, the community voice, improved transparency and communication, balanced and responsible growth, and creative tax solutions.

Professional Experience:
-17 years professional experience in Finance and Accounting
-15 years tenure at Nestle in 8 escalating roles of responsibility
-Current role: Director of Finance, Supply Chain
*Management responsibility of 30 leaders throughout North America
*Fiduciary accountability for $800MM of annual spend and cost control initiatives
*Innovative cost reduction solutions
*Long-term strategic planning for the organization
*Short term financial forecasting responsibility
*Compliance & Control 

Public Serivce:
-Founder and Chairman of Newtown Kindness, 501c3 non-profit (2.5 years)
-Co-Founder of Newtown Education Foundation (launch in progress)
-Chair of Hawley School PTA Scholarship Committee (5th year)
-Newtown Soccer Club coach (6th year) 

Academic Experience:
-BS Degree in Accounting, Western Connecticut State University 1998
Letter of endorsement!