Lavery comes to St. Charles from the City of Wheaton where she served as the Assistant Director of Finance. There, she managed accounting, customer service, and purchasing departments, oversaw the annual audit, and assisted in the preparation of the budget and five-year financial plan.
She also previously worked for the City of Elgin as the Finance Director/Assistant Finance Director. Her duties consisted of managing the treasury functions of the city, serving as treasurer of the police and fire pension funds, and analyzing, evaluating, and implementing capital and operational initiatives.
Lavery holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University. She is also a certified Fraud Examiner and a certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois.