Rebecca Rhynhart


Rebecca Rhynhart, City Controller

Rebecca Rhynhart was sworn in as Philadelphia’s City Controller, the first woman ever elected to the position, in January 2018. Her first time holding elected office, Controller Rhynhart brings private sector experience and nearly a decade of government service to the role of chief auditor and financial watchdog for the City of Philadelphia.

After working as a Director in the Public Finance Division of Fitch Ratings and as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co., Controller Rhynhart left wall street to help improve her hometown, joining Mayor Nutter’s Administration as City Treasurer before serving as Budget Director. Most recently, she served as the Chief Administrative Officer under Mayor Jim Kenney, overseeing 11 City departments and 1,000 employees.

Rebecca lives in Center City with her daughter and husband. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.