Cullman City Schools welcomes new CFO James Brumley

Cullman City Schools’ new Chief Financial Officer James Brumley, right, and his wife Beth (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board Tuesday night welcomed Cullman City Schools’ new Chief Financial Officer James Brumley. Brumley replaces longtime CCS CFO Russell Rainey, who served in the role for 17 years.

Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson welcomed Brumley and his wife Beth.

“Mr. Brumley has worked in public education since 2001 and the banking industry before joining education,” said Patterson. “He is a certified Chief School Financial Officer and also holds a national certification as a certified Administrator of School Finance and Operation. We look forward to working with Mr. Brumley and we would also like to welcome him to Cullman City Schools.”

Rainey will be leaving Cullman City Schools to “move to the next chapter.”

“It’s bittersweet,” he said. “This has been home for 17 years. Both boys went through school here. The great thing is I will still have my hand in public education. For those who don’t know, I’m going to work for the Alabama Association of School Boards as their finance director in Montgomery.”

Rainey will remain in Cullman for the next five weeks before leaving for his new position.

Brumley comes to Cullman City Schools from Huntsville City Schools where he served as chief school financial officer.

Brumley said of the move, “I thank the board and I thank Dr. Patterson for the opportunity. I’m proud to be a part of the team and I am ready to hit the ground running.”

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Christy Perry