Laura L. Papas

Laura Papas
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Laura L. Papas' Biography

Type Of Business:
Municipal government
Marketing Area:
Local
Expertise:
Revenue generation and collection; Data analysis
Major Product/SVS:
Municipal services
Favorite Business Publication:
Delaware State Chamber Magazine; The Wall Street Journal; Government Finance Officers Publications
Hobbies/Sports:
Traveling
Education Degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Wilmington University (2004)
Affiliations Awards:
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Delta Beta Sigma Honor Society; Government Finance Officers Association; Delaware Small Business Partnership
Place of Birth:
Wilmington
Children's Names:
Nicole, Christina
Spouse's Name:
George
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was her appointment by the mayor as the deputy director of finance.
Charity:
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Number Of Years In Profession:
37
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her belief in continuous learning, remaining focused on her tasks at hand, and knowledge of all facets of government revenue generation and collection. She has maintained a strong work ethic and works to create a positive public perception of the city of Wilmington, Del.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession after working as a clerk in the finance department, continuously climbing up the ladder, and then 10 years ago returning to school to expand her education.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Papas has a 30-year tenure with the City of Wilmington. She operates under the belief that "Knowledge is power."
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Handling all revenue; Managing billing, compliance and collections for the city, including utilities, real estate taxes, parking and red light ticket complete program, wage and net profits tax, head tax, and business licenses
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Papas intends to be setting up her own business along with other professionals, and using her experience to help other cities across the nation in overcoming financial issues.
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