Kent Rock is a Senior Manager with Launch Development Finance Advisors. He retired from the City of Boise in 2012 having served there since 1981. In 1984, Kent was appointed City Treasurer, a position that he held until his retirement. Previously, Kent worked in the planning and development and banking sectors. Since leaving the City Kent has worked in the development financial consulting sector, first for Development Planning and Financing Group and since 2018 for Launch Development Finance Advisors.
As City Treasurer, Kent oversaw the City’s banking, investment, debt management, collections, purchasing and risk management activities. He was a member of the City’s Deferred Compensation Administrative Board and was the first Chairman of the Employee Health Care Trust.
He has served as president and on the boards of directors for the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers’ Association, Idaho Public Risk Managers Association and the Association of Public Treasurers of the US and Canada. He chaired the Committee on Cash Management and Investment Practices for Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and was a member of their Advisory Committee to the US Treasury on Arbitrage. He chaired the Investment Policy and Debt Policy Certification Committees of the Association of Public Treasurers. He also served on the Idaho State Treasurer’s Investment Policy Advisory Committee.
Kent has been certified by the Association of Public Treasurers as Certified Finance Administrator and as a Certified Public Investment Manager and has received their Dr. Jackson R.E. Phillips Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the Management of Public Funds. The Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association has also recognized him with the Dr. James B. Weatherby Service Award for outstanding service to that Association. He has also received certification as a public investment officer from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Kent attended the University of Idaho and has a BA in Business Management from Brigham Young University—Hawaii Campus.