The Berks County Intermediate Unit has hired a new chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
Donna DeLoretta took over the posts effective Monday. Her appointment was unanimously approved by the BCIU's board of directors in November. She had been serving as acting CFO and COO since Oct. 28.
DeLoretta has been at the BCIU since 2005, starting as a fiscal specialist and becoming a fiscal project manager in 2006. She was named project administrator in 2007 and program administrator in 2009.
Before her time at the BCIU DeLoretta worked as a financial planning consultant and business planning manager for AT&T/Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems.
“Mrs. DeLoretta is a dedicated and proven leader within the organization," said Dr. Jill Hackman, BCIU executive director. "We are extremely fortunate to have someone with her expertise, existing relationships and knowledge of the organization move into this critical role. I am confident she will continue to successfully lead the BCIU in all matters related to business, finance and operations.
"She is committed to ensuring the fiscal responsibility of the BCIU and maintaining our internal and external partnerships.”