Dustin Kostelich to Join City of Lubbock as Chief Financial Officer

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - Beginning July 5, Dustin ‘Blu’ Kostelich will join the City of Lubbock as our new Chief Financial Officer. Blu is a native of Denver City, Texas and the current Director of Finance for the City of Bridgeport, Texas.

An honors graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Blu served five years in the Army. During his service, he earned two Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star. After leaving the Army, he earned a Masters of Business Administration – Finance from the SMU Cox School of Business. Prior to joining the City of Bridgeport, he worked on large value projects and budgets with TAMKO Building Products and Lennox International.

"I am excited about the opportunity to work and grow with the City of Lubbock and to return home to my West Texas roots,” Blu said. “I look forward to bringing my skill set and experience to the finance team, as we plan and prepare for the City's future and forthcoming development. It is a pleasure to be back in the Hub City."

“We are very pleased to have Blu join our team,” City Manager Jarrett Atkinson said. “He went through an extensive and competitive process and successfully demonstrated his finance and communication skills and also his dedication and desire to be in Lubbock. Blu is a great fit for the organization and we will see immediate value with the skill set he brings.”

The City of Lubbock is looking forward to welcoming Blu to the team.

(News release from the City of Lubbock)

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