Pontiac, Michigan -- Deputy County Executive Robert Daddow will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Michigan University's College of Business Administration at a reception tonight at CMU's Mount Pleasant campus.
Daddow is among the most sought-after experts on government fiscal matters in the State of Michigan. He was a member of Governor Snyder's transition team, which included helping to revise Michigan's Emergency Manager Law. Bob also has worked closely with the City of Pontiac's emergency managers to resolve its budgetary crisis; and has been instrumental in sharing Oakland County's best fiscal practices with the City of Detroit as it moves forward solving its financial problems.
"I can think of no one more worthy for this award than Bob," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "He is part of the team that creates and manages our rolling three-year line-item budget which helps Oakland County maintain our AAA bond rating."
Patterson appointed Daddow deputy county executive in October of 2000. He was Oakland County's director of management and budget from January 1993 until September 2000. Prior to joining the Patterson administration, Daddow was the partner in charge of the southeastern Michigan government practice for Ernst & Young from 1974 to 1991. He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from CMU in 1973 and 1974, respectively.
"I consider this award among my greatest honors," Daddow said. "I bleed maroon and gold."
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