[JK: I received this press release from the city Department of Finance]
Saratoga Springs, NY — Commissioner of Finance, Michele Madigan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deirdre O’Dwyer-Ladd as the Deputy Commissioner of Finance effective January 1, 2020. Deirdre’s academic background touts a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Her 25-year career has spanned a variety of industries including banking, corporate retail, academia, sales, and advertising. For years, Deirdre has also worked with non-profit organizations to help their strategic planning, marketing and mission alignment. Yet, many of you know Deirdre as an active community volunteer, mother of three, with a strong passion for our City.
Since moving to Saratoga Springs with her husband, Michael in 1998, Deirdre has sat on numerous volunteer boards, city and school committees, and grassroots organizations, earning respect amongst her colleagues and peers. Deirdre is also mom to sons Jack, Declan, and Patrick.
In 2007, Deirdre was recognized by the Mayor of Saratoga Springs for her local leadership and fundraising initiatives. In 2011, she was elected to the Saratoga Democratic Committee and, in 2015, she was honored by the Prevention Council of Saratoga County for her years of dedicated service and commitment.
“Positive economic development often stems from fiscally sound, strategic and collaborative, community development stated Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan, I am confident that Deirdre’s proven thought-leadership will be a true asset to our city and will help promote the Finance Department’s many transformational projects”.
“Politics runs in Deirdre’s family and seems to be in her heart and soul” stated Madigan. Deputy O’Dwyer-Ladd is the granddaughter of Paul O’Dwyer who was civil liberties lawyer and heavily involved in NYC politics for much of his life serving as New York City Council President and was the NYC representative to the United Nations. His brother was Mayor of NYC, William O’Dwyer, and Paul’s youngest son (Deputy O’Dwyer-Ladd’s uncle) Brian O’Dwyer also a civil liberties lawyer in NYC was appointed the Commissioner of the United States National Commission of UNESCO by Unites States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Commissioner Madigan further stated “Deputy O’Dwyer-Ladd will work hard for the City of Saratoga Springs and further propel its prosperous future”