Mike Mucha is a Senior Manager with the GFOA Research and Consulting Center and focuses on providing consulting services to help governments utilize technology to improve end-to-end processes and results.  Mike has assisted many governments with overall needs assessments and and planning, market analysis, system selection, and statement of work development  for  ERP systems.  In addition, Mike leads GFOA’s research efforts in strategic planning and performance management and managed efforts of the National Performance Management Advisory Commission.  Mike also staff’s GFOA’s best practice committee on capital planning and economic development.  Prior to coming to GFOA, Mike worked with the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.  He received a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Iowa.