Elizabeth Fu is a Manager with the Research and Consulting Center. Elizabeth focuses on risk-based reserve analysis and long-term financial planning and researches the area of recruitment and retention of public finance officers. She works with local governments on organizational assessments and system selection. Elizabeth serves as a staff liaison to GFOA's Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration and Women's Public Finance Network. Prior to joining to GFOA, Elizabeth worked for a consulting firm specializing in economic feasibility of development projects and the Chicago Inspector General's Office. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University and a Master’s in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago.