BRADENTON, Fla. - Broward County, Fla., has named Robert "Bob" Miracle as chief financial officer and director of its Finance and Administrative Services Department.
Miracle had been acting head of the department since April, and prior to that he was deputy chief CFO.
He replaces former CFO Scott Miller, who left the county's employment earlier this year and moved to California.
"Leadership starts at the top and I've been fortunate to experience that with our county commissioners and county administrator, Ms. Bertha Henry," Miracle said, when asked to comment on his appointment.
"We have an excellent team of directors in the Finance and Administrative Services Department," he said.
"We are fiscally strong," he added. "And our future looks very bright."
Broward, the second-most populous county in the state, is triple-A rated by all three major rating agencies.
A native of Ohio, Miracle has more than 20 years of experience in various governmental organizations and has served on numerous committees and boards during his career.
Miracle previously worked with the city of Charleston, S.C., as deputy chief financial officer. During his tenure there, Charleston became the first municipality in South Carolina to receive a triple-A bond rating.
Prior to working in Charleston, he held several positions with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in Ohio, and the former Port Authority of Columbus. Before that he held various positions at Ohio State University.
Miracle currently is the secretary of the First Florida Governmental Financing Commission, an entity that provides pool bond financing to local governments in the state.
He also belongs to the National Government Finance Officers Association and the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.
Miracle received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and holds a Certified Public Accountant license.