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Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag has accepted Chief Financial Officer post with Tacoma Rescue Mission

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Oct. 17, 2012 at 11:06 am |
October 17, 2012 11:53 am

Tacoma native Brian Sonntag, who will complete 20 years as Washington state Auditor in January, announced today that he has accepted a post with the Tacoma Rescue Mission. Once he leaves office he will take over as chief financial officer of the mission.

State Auditor Brian Sonntag

“You know, the job of The Rescue Mission CFO is not just about numbers,” Sonntag said in a statement released today. “It is about making a difference in the lives of those in need. I am proud and excited to join the Mission’s management team to carry out that critical responsibility.”

“Brian has long been a friend of The Rescue Mission,” said Chief Executive Officer David Curry in a statement today “I am excited to see how his years of experience as Washington State Auditor will further the work of The Rescue Mission.”

Sonntag was Pierce County Clerk before winning the office of Pierce County Auditor. From there he ran for and was elected Washington state Auditor in 1992 and has been re-elected four times. He did not run for a sixth term.

Here is Sonntag’s statement:

I am very proud to announce that when I conclude my term as State Auditor, I will begin working with The Rescue Mission in Tacoma as chief financial officer. The CFO position is a great opportunity to continue serving my community – and in the city where I grew up – after 40 years of public service in both Pierce County and state government.

“I cannot think of a more suitable organization to help make the community a better place than The Rescue Mission. Every day, The Rescue Mission provides 1,000 meals a day to the hungry, shelter and housing to 800 displaced and homeless people, and hours of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, life skills services and other assistance in six locations and in a Christian-based environment.

“You know, the job of The Rescue Mission CFO is not just about numbers. It is about making a difference in the lives of those in need. I am proud and excited to join the Mission’s management team to carry out that critical responsibility. Brian

And here is the announcement from Rescue Mission chief executive officer David Curry…

The Rescue Mission will add a strong voice for those in need in our community at the end of this year when Brian Sonntag joins the organization as Chief Financial Officer at the end of his current term as Washington State Auditor.

“The CFO position is a great opportunity to continue serving my community – and in the city where I grew up – after 40 years of public service in both Pierce County and state government,” said Sonntag. “I cannot think of a more suitable organization to help make the community a better place than The Rescue Mission.”

Every day, The Rescue Mission provides 1,000 meals to the hungry and provides shelter for 800 displaced and homeless people, and hours of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, life skills services and other assistance in six locations and in a Christian-based environment.

“Brian has long been a friend of The Rescue Mission,” said Chief Executive Officer David Curry. “I am excited to see how his years of experience as Washington State Auditor will further the work of The Rescue Mission.”

This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Rescue Mission. To support the work of The Rescue Mission or learn more about the services it provides across Pierce County, visit www.rescue-mission.org .

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