Trustee names workers to posts
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Swallows, Ledford given promotions
Deborah Ledford
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Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith has announced the promotion of David Swallows to chief deputy trustee.

Swallows will be responsible for the daily operation of the Property Tax Collection department.

“David's knowledge of the property tax collection operation and his ability to assist his fellow clerks makes him uniquely qualified for his new assignment,” Smith said.

Swallows began working in the Trustee’s Office in September 1996, as a collection clerk.

Since 2006, he has performed numerous tasks, the most recent being responsibility for special projects, including monitoring the trustee’s partial payment programs.

“I am confident David will perform his new job responsibilities with the same attention to detail and customer-friendly service as he has in the past,” Smith said.

Swallows graduated from Bradley Central High School and Lee University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Smith also announced the promotion of Deborah Ledford to deputy trustee. Ledford will continue her current duties as supervisor of all accounting functions within the Trustee’s Office. In addition, Ledford will represent the Trustee's Office on all financial matters in the absence of the trustee.

“Deborah has shown through the years the importance of maintaining accurate financial records, which has allowed Bradley County to invest the maximum in areas that have brought Bradley County record returns in millions of dollars,” Smith said.

“Her knowledge in identifying funds to be invested has also helped Bradley County in maintaining a low tax rate. Deborah’s excellent working relationship with other county departments ensures that all county funds are accounted for and placed in the correct accounts.”

Ledford began working in the Trustee’s Office in September of 2006 as office accountant.

She graduated from Bradley Central High School and UTC with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Ledford also holds an associate of science degree in computer science from Cleveland State Community College.

Swallows and Ledford have already begun serving in their new roles.