Merritt named town’s new finance director


Mount Olive native Geoffrey Merritt is the town’s new finance director.

Merritt took over the position June 7. He replaced Bonnie Bray, who served on a part-time basis after the retirement of Kay Anderson in February.

He worked with Goldsboro accounting firm CPA Sherif Y. Iskander for 21 years.

A 1993 graduate of Southern Wayne, Merritt received a BS in accounting from Appalachian State University in 1997.

Merritt is married to the former Jennifer Ricks of Mount Olive. They have two children — 15-year-old Hunter, who attends Southern Wayne and 10-year-old Anna, who goes to Mount Olive Middle. The family attends Northeast Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Merritt is the son of Beverly Cobb Clifton, who resides in Mount Olive.


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