Mayor Mike Bell's finance director resigning to return to higher education


The city of Toledo's top financial steward, who has served as Mayor Mike Bell's finance director since the start of his administration, has resigned.

Patrick McLean, who was appointed by Mayor Bell on Jan. 7, 2010, plans to return to higher education with a position at Albion College in Michigan.

City spokesman Jen Sorgenfrei said Mr. McLean's last day will be Aug. 12.

“No successor has been chosen but the mayor is working with Patrick and the leadership of the department,” Ms. Sorgenfrei said.

Mr. McLean, a native of Defiance, Ohio, was previously associate vice chancellor for affordability and efficiency for the Ohio Board of Regents. Prior to that he was chief financial officer in the Ohio Attorney General's Office and also chief of staff to the Ohio Senate minority caucus.