Finance Department

About the Director



Director Kelly Dowe

Kelly Dowe has served as the Director of Finance since March 2011. As Director, Kelly is the Chief Financial Officer for the City's Administration. He is responsible for the administration's financial and capital planning, revenue collections, accounting, and debt financing. He previously held the position in Finance of Deputy Director, Financial Planning and Analysis where he led creation of the City of Houston's long range forecast, annual budget, and monthly financial reporting.



Before coming to the City in April 2009, Kelly led strategy, planning, and performance management at a global aviation logistics firm, served as a senior consultant in the financial management practice of a Big Four accounting firm and as a project manager implementing process and systems improvements at a leading financial services company.



A native of Spring Branch, Texas, Kelly has a BBA from Baylor University and a MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio, which he earned while working full time. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner. He has been a resident of Houston since 2000.