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Ronda Shelton named City of Pittsburg Finance Director

City of Pittsburg, KS

PITTSBURG, KS – The City of Pittsburg has hired Ronda Shelton to serve as the city’s new Director of Finance. Shelton started her new role with the city on Monday, March 13.

A native of McCune, KS, Shelton graduated from Oswego High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from K-State, she earned her Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Homeland Security Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus in Adelphi, Maryland.

Shelton’s professional experience began with more than 20 years in the small business sector. She transitioned to the government sector after working as an accountant at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Shelton later moved from the Washington DC metro area to Oklahoma City in order to be closer to family in Pittsburg, especially her three children Anthony, Alyssa and Alexander, who each graduated from Pittsburg State University. For the last ten years, she has worked in the finance department for the City of Oklahoma City.

Shelton says she is excited to be back home and thrilled to be working for the City of Pittsburg.

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.