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Mark Page, deputy Nassau County executive for finance, is retiring 

Two top Nassau County budget gurus are leaving their jobs.

Mark Page, deputy county executive for finance, is retiring at the end of the year and will be replaced by his top deputy, Raymond Orlando.

Page, a former budget director for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and consultant for the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, joined the administration of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Jan. 1.

Curran said in a statement Page, "has been at the forefront of my efforts to reform the costly and corrupted assessment roll." 

Orlando's salary will be $180,000 a year.

Orlando is a 14-year veteran of the New York City Office of Management and Budget, where he served as first deputy budget director. He also was chief financial officer for the New York City Department of Education. 

"Ray will no doubt follow the same playbook that has begun to lead Nassau County toward fixing the fiscal mess inherited by my administration," Curran said.

Page will remain as an unpaid, "special adviser to the county," officials said.

Shari James, chief deputy comptroller for Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, is also leaving, to pursue consulting jobs, Schnirman's office said. James had worked for Schnirman when he was Long Beach city manager.

Anthony Dalessio will succeed James and become deputy comptroller in charge of accounting. His salary will be $162,000.

Dalessio, a former managing partner with KPMG, oversaw operations at the accounting firm’s Melville office until September. He started in October as executive director of Graduate Business Career Services at Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

Dalessio will stay on at Hofstra as a volunteer with the business school, serving as an executive in residence for career relations.

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