Beltram named new finance director in Glocester

Native Glocester resident Elizabeth Beltram was recently appointed as the town's new finance director. NRI NOW photo by Dick Martin

GLOCESTER – Glocester has a new finance director, Elizabeth Beltram.

“She is a great asset to the town,” said Town Council President William Worthy.

At a recent Town Council meeting, Beltram was unanimously confirmed as the new director at a salary of $105,000.

Two previous directors had resigned unexpectedly since April of 2023. Adam Muccino handed in his resignation, effective April 21, just weeks before finalization of the town’s budget. He was hired on April 21, 2019.

Following that, Mark Capuano, who had previously worked for the city of Cranston as a tax assessor, was hired last September, but unexpectedly resigned at the end of the work day on January 5.

The council accepted his resignation and appointed Tax Collector Jane Steere to serve as interim finance director, and Beltram as interim Asst. Finance Director, until a new permanent replacement could be found. Both were praised by the council for the work they have done in those respective roles in addition to their own responsibilities.

Finding a new finance director was not an easy task, town officials noted this week. Beltram had not applied for the position previously.

“I am very happy for her and had encouraged her to apply for the position,” said Tax Collector Steere.

Councilors agreed Beltram was a good choice to fill the spot.

“There are numerous other communities looking for finance directors,” said Councilor Walter Steere. “We are lucky to have her.”

Other councilors echoed those sentiments, including Council Vice President Stephen Arnold.

“I am just tickled to have her on board,” Arnold responded.

“I am very pleased with the choice of Elizabeth Beltram as finance director,” said Town Clerk Jean Fecteau. “Beth is extremely qualified and a team player. Glocester is lucky to have her leading our Finance Department.”

Beltram has been an accountant/financial analyst for the town since May of 2019. She holds a bachelor’s in management, and a graduate certificate in accounting and financial management, as well as a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from Rhode Island College. She had previously worked for many years in public accounting, and has also served as education business manager for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School.

A lifelong Glocester resident, Beltram’s grandfather Victor “Pete” Morin served for many years as chief of police, and later as head of the DPW. Her mother, Carole Fry, was one of the original members of the Glocester Housing Authorit,y and instrumental in the development of both Laurel Crest and Pine Meadow assisted senior living facilities in town.

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with a great group of people who work hard for the residents of Glocester,” said Beltram.

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