Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer, Duties


The duties: The Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer assists the Jefferson County Treasurer in his or her daily duties, which includes supervising investments, verifying financial risks and presenting financial reports.  

Tapeka Brown Fennell (D)

Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer

Tapeka Brown Fennell

Date of birth: January 1978, 38

Residence: Birmingham

Political Experience: None

Professional Experience: Treasurer, Alabama S.T.E.M. Education, 2016; ECA Accountancy, 2014-2016; analyst for Sirote & Permutt Mortgage Banking, 2007-2011; member of the National Association of Black Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Internal Revenue Service certified income tax preparer; United Way certified volunteer tax counselor for the elderly. Civic Experience: member, Faith Chapel Christian Center; member, The Junior League of Birmingham; volunteer, Junior Achievement of Birmingham; Wenonah High School Dragons civic honoree; parent auxiliary for the Hueytown Jaguars Community Football League; parent auxiliary for Highlands Day School; Miles College Student Assessment Roundtable Committee; representative, Miles College National Association of Black Accountants. Education: Attending Columbia Southern University master’s in business program; Miles College, bachelor’s of accounting magna cum laude, 2015; graduate, Houston County Science & Technology Vocational Center, 1996. Main Issues: If elected, Fennell wants to address financial transparency, accountability and stability, as well as, communicate with residents why certain decisions are being made. Campaign: Vote Tapeka Brown Fennell, Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer 2016


Sherry McClain (D)

Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer

Sherry McClain

Date of birth: October, 1962; 53

Residence: Brighton

Political Experience: Jefferson County deputy treasurer, 2013-present; member, State Democratic Executive Committee, Jefferson County Federation of Democratic Women, Jefferson County Democratic Conference, Alabama New South Coalition and Jefferson County New Citizen’s Coalition. Professional Experience: Jefferson County deputy treasurer, 2013-present; director of community affairs, Jefferson County Commission, 2009-2010; American Trust Corp., 2007-2009; city of Brighton, 2000-2007; MedPartners, 1995-2000; Amsouth Bank, 1980-1995. Civic Experience: Member, Shiloh Baptist Church; treasurer, Brighton School PTA. Education: First Realty School, 1993; University of Alabama at Birmingham, bachelor’s of accounting, 1984; attended Jefferson State Community College, 1980-1982. Main Issues: If re-elected, McClain wants to perform her duties professionally and effectively.