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Bucks County Administration

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Hessenthaler

Brian Hessenthaler, COOBrian Hessenthaler was appointed chief operating officer on April 21, 2010, by the commissioners in an unanimous showing of support. Among other tasks, he is responsible for all daily governmental affairs.

Hessenthaler serves as the facilitator between the commissioners and the division leaders and row officers, as well as various Boards and Commissions. He is responsible for the day to day operations of government, over which the commissioners exercise final responsibility. His directed and stated goals are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of county government functions while containing the cost to the taxpayers.

Hessenthaler, who joined the county in 2004, was the Director of the Bucks County Finance and Administration Division from June 2004 to his appointment as COO. He previously worked at Better Materials Corporation for 21 years, the last 14 holding the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Hessenthaler is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and received his MBA from Philadelphia University. He and his wife, who reside in Langhorne, have two adult children. 

Brian Hessenthaler
Chief Operating Officer
55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6433