Sandi Wilson joined Maricopa County as the Budget Manager in February 1993. She has held positions of Budget Director, Chief Resource Officer and her current position of Deputy County Manager, a position she has held since 1998. Ms. Wilson was instrumental in identifying and solving the fiscal crisis which emerged during her initial years with the County. Other substantial accomplishments include the implementation of Managing for Results, the transition of Maricopa Integrated Health System to the Special Health Care District, project manager for the Government Performance Project, and obtaining fiscal stability and integrity. She also served as the Acting County Manager from December 2008 – March 2009.
In more recent years, Ms. Wilson has been responsible for Human Resource Management and is the HR Director as well as the Budget Director for Maricopa County. Sandi was responsible for the transition of the payroll system to a private vendor in June of 2011, thereby saving the county millions of dollars over the life of the contract. She has also provided fiscal leadership during the current recessionary period, ensuring structural balance for the $2.3 billion county budget and continuing the cash capital philosophy by building a $341 million Court Tower without bonding and through cash savings.
Prior to her employment at Maricopa County, Sandi worked for a major corporation for 15 years and left as a Financial Services Director. She has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University. She is a native Phoenician. She is married and has three children, ages 11, 14, and 19.