Director of Financial Services

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Byron Hayes has been with the City of Greenville since 2014.  He currently serves as the Director of Financial Services, however, he previously worked in the capacity of Financial Analyst, Business Analyst and later Financial Services Manager.  Hayes took on the role of Director replacing Bernita Demery, who retired on March 31, 2018 after 30 years of dedicated service.

Byron Hayes
Byron Hayes, MBA

Mr. Hayes directs all operations of the City of Greenville's financial operations such as; economic and capital improvement financial planning, investment and debt management, accounting, budget, payroll, centralized purchasing, collections, grants management and Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program development.

Mr. Hayes is a proud 2016 recipient of East Carolina University’s Master of Business Administration degree, from which he also holds a Political Science degree, earned in 2008.

"The mission of the City of Greenville Financial Services Department is 'Providing sustainable financial management that exceeds the expectations of our customers,'" stated Hayes. "I want to ensure that we provide superior service to all our stakeholders by ensuring that our organization functions in an efficient and effective manner. The City Council put forth a vision with a series of goals and objectives, and Financial Services intends to carry out the operations of the City in a manner that reflects and enhances those goals and objectives."