The City of Fishers is losing its controller, but the Mind Trust is gaining a new Senior Director of Facilities and Finance. Oscar Gutierrez will start his new job soon with the Mind Trust, an organization supporting charter schools.
Gutierrez took over as city controller as Fishers transitioned from a town to a city. The town had an elected clerk-treasurer. Under the city arrangement, the mayor’s office took over that responsibility and Scott Fadness appointed Gutierrez as the city’s first controller.
One of Oscar’s biggest accomplishments during his tenure in the controller’s office was gaining the AAA debt rating for the city, which reduced the costs of borrowing.
The news release from the Mind Trust says Gutierrez will be involved in facility and financing strategies for the nonprofit organization.
“Oscar’s unique professional background and unwavering belief in the potential of all children make him an ideal fit for this critical leadership role. We could not be more excited for Oscar to lend his considerable expertise to fuel the growth of high-quality schools in Indianapolis by advancing innovative facility solutions.” said Brandon Brown, The Mind Trust’s Senior Vice President of Education Innovation, in the news release.