Director Joe Lombardi
Joe Lombardi was appointed by
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther in February 2016 to lead the Department of Finance and
Management. Director Lombardi leads a staff of 300 employees responsible for
the administration of the city’s operating and capital budgets, city fleet,
facilities maintenance, procurement, real estate and construction management. Joe
has dedicated 25 years of service to the City of Columbus with a focus on
procurement, financial management and administration.
Prior to joining the Department
of Finance and Management, Director Lombardi worked for the Department of
Public Utilities from 2002-2015 serving in various leadership roles including
the Division of Sewerage and Drainage Fiscal Officer, Division of Power
Administrator and Assistant Director for Fiscal Operations.
From 1999 to 2001 Joe led the
procurement and fiscal operations for the city’s recreation section within the Recreation
and Parks Department.
Director Lombardi began his service
in the City of Columbus in 1990 in the Purchasing Office. During his 10 years
with the Purchasing Office, Joe served as a Buyer, Procurement Specialist and
Joe received his Bachelors of
Arts in Business Administration from Capital University in 1988. He is a
current member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the
National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP). Joe is also a board member
of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).