Deputy Town Manager Gerald "Tony" Bryan is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tulane University, an M.B.A. from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
He worked for FEMA and Humana as an auditor before joining Carnival Cruises where he worked for nine years, starting as an auditor and eventually was promoted to the position of Vice President of Finance with responsibility for shipboard financial activities. Tony was hired by the Town as Finance Director in 2011.
Time as Finance Director
During his tenure as Finance Director, Tony did the following:
Negotiated a reduction in pre-payment penalties for the Town’s parking system debt before paying that debt off entirely
Resolved long-standing IT issues and improved IT service and capability for Town government
Solicited banking proposals that resulted in more favorable terms for the Town
Assisted with the establishing credit card capability for the Town’s parking meters
Resolved outstanding issues in the Town’s financial audit
Obtained comment-free audits four years in a row before being promoted to Assistant Town Manager in 2016
In 2017 Tony was promoted to Deputy Town Manager. He is responsible for managing the Town’s Finance Department and has supervisory responsibility for the Town Clerk, the Municipal Services Director, and the Town’s IT contractor.