January 29, 2023

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Daytona Beach Shores names Lory Irwin new finance director

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES —  When Kurt Swartzlander, 51, was appointed city manager earlier this year, one of the first tasks the former finance director faced was hiring his replacement. 

Swartzlander promoted Lory Irwin, 48, from assistant finance director to finance director — she started on Saturday, June 4.

Irwin joined the city nine years ago as the accountant in the finance department and worked her way to assistant finance director in February 2017, working closely alongside Swartzlander.

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“I’m excited about this new opportunity and believe my education and experience have prepared me well,” Irwin wrote in an email to The News-Journal. “I’ve learned a lot about fiscal management from Kurt over the past four years, and he will continue to be my mentor. We expect a smooth transition, and I’m looking forward to working with Kurt and the rest of the management team on the city’s financial soundness.”