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Phoebe Serena Selden

Phoebe Serena Selden, American city official, deputy controller. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


  • Selden, Phoebe Serena was born on June 6, 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Richard Thomas and Martha (Mathiasen) Selden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, De Paul University, 1984.


    • Manager accounts receivable Login Brothers Book Company, Chicago, 1982-1984. Staff accountant, manager Ernst & Young, 1984-1990. Deputy comptroller City of Chicago, 1990-1996, 1st managing deputy comptroller, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


    Volunteer steward Highmoor Prairie restoration project Illinois Nature Conservancy, Highland Park, Illinois, since 1990. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society, Government Finance Officers Association (special review communications since 1989, auditing and finance reporting committee since 1993, vice chair since 1997), Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, Airports Council International.



    Bicycling, travel, bird watching, hiking.


    • father: Richard Thomas Selden
    • mother: Martha (Mathiasen) Selden
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    Born June 6, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1984
      De Paul University
    • 1982 - 1984
      Manager, accounts receivable Login Brothers Book Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1984 - 1990
      staff accountant, Ernst & Young
    • 1984 - 1990
      manager, Ernst & Young
    • 1990 - 1996
      deputy comptroller City of Chicago
    • 1996
      deputy comptroller City of Chicago