Corser Is New Finance Chief

Edward Corser, a former assistant city administrative officer in Los Angeles, will become Orange County’s new chief financial officer on May 17.

Corser was appointed Tuesday by James D. Ruth, county executive officer, to replace Fred Branca, who is retiring.

With more than 35 years’ experience, Corser was most recently finance director for Riverside County. He led the county’s long-range financial planning efforts, prepared and administered the county budget, and managed government debt.

Corser’s salary will be $175,000 a year. Supervisors agreed to boost the county’s contribution toward his retirement from the usual 3% to 6% of salary and to give him a car allowance or use of a county car.


From a Times Staff Writer