Jon Griffin

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Jon Griffin currently serves as the interim Chief Financial Officer for DEQ and oversees the Financial Services Division. He joined the Department in 2023 as the ARPA Financial Director in the Program Management Office to serve as lead for financial oversight and management of $2.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Jon has extensive financial experience on the state and local level. His previous work includes serving in multiple roles at Transylvania County, most recently as Finance Director. Previously, he was the recipient of the International City and County Management Association’s Local Government Management Fellowship and served the state in roles at the University of North Carolina Asheville. 

A North Carolina native, Jon earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNC Asheville.