Shari L. Freidenrich - Bio

Meet your Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich

Shari was elected as Orange County’s Treasurer in November 2010 after serving as the Treasurer for the City of Huntington Beach since 1996. Shari was re-elected to the position in June 2014.  She is responsible for overseeing the county’s $6 billion investment pool and serves as a trustee for the $10 billion Orange County Employee Retirement System.

Prior to her work with the County of Orange, Shari was elected as the Treasurer for the City of Huntington Beach four times. Prior to that, Shari was a Controller for McDonnell Douglas Travel Company, a division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing Corporation).  She also worked for McDonnell Douglas Corporation as an Auditing Specialist. She started her career with Deloitte & Touche, an international accounting firm.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and graduated summa cum laude. Shari is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified California Municipal Treasurer (CCMT), Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) and Advanced Certified Public Finance Investment Manager (ACPFIM). She is currently serving as the President for the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada and is a Past President of the California Municipal Treasurer's Association.

Shari and her husband Clive live in Huntington Beach. She is active in many community service groups including the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach and the Chamber of Commerce.