The state Liquor Control Board confirmed Monday that it no longer has a director of finance, but would not say whether August Hehemann was fired or resigned.
Spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman confirmed that Hehemann’s tenure ended at the close of business Friday. He was hired Aug. 3, 2009, and earned $118,827 annually.
“As for the reason, we don’t discuss personnel matters,” Kriedeman said.
Hehemann oversaw the departments of real estate, office of information technology systems, financial operations, and purchasing and contracting, according to his biography on the LCB’s website, which was removed Monday.
He also was in charge of budgeting and forecasting for the agency that operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide.
In a July 30 memo to LCB board members, a copy of which was obtained by the Tribune-Review, Hehemann suggested raising the LCB’s markup on products from 30 percent to 35 percent to cover a projected drop in net income from $120.7 million to $96.2 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
LCB officials have since said that price increase is not being considered.
Hehemann previously worked as treasurer, controller and chief financial officer in various industries and was an audit manager with a public accounting firm for nine years.