Duluth gets another Advanstar alum as CFO

Duluth has again tapped Advanstar Communications in Duluth for a new city chief financial officer. If approved by the City Council, Adele Hartwick, a 30-year veteran administrator at Advanstar, will take over for David Montgomery, who had once been the CFO of Advanstar.

Montgomery was named to the Duluth CFO position in May, then also took on the chief administrative officer duties in July after Duluth Mayor Don Ness fired Michael Ashcraft after eight weeks on the job.

With Harwick’s arrival Montgomery will go back to having one position: chief administrative officer for the city.

According to the Duluth News Tribune

Hartwick, a Duluth native … has volunteered with organizations such as the Grandma’s Marathon Board, the Sacred Heart Music Center, MCCU Community Youth Foundation and the Young Athlete’s Foundation. She was a member of the Greater Downtown Council and the Duluth Chamber of Commerce.

Advanstar‘s Duluth office is part of a worldwide company which, it says, provides “integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 140+ events, 65+ publications and directories, and 260+ electronic publications and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to  ‘Connect Our Customers With Theirs.’ Advanstar has approximately 1,000 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.”

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