John Ruggini is the Finance Director for the City of Wauwatosa, WI where he oversees the City’s $50 million dollar budget.  Prior to this, John was the Assistant Fiscal and Budget Administrator for Milwaukee County, WI where he was responsible for coordinating development and analysis of the county's operating budget. John Ruggini also served as a manager for the GFOA, where he researched performance management and intergovernmental cooperation, provided staff support to the GFOA Committee on Retirement Benefit Administration as well as consulted with local governments in procuring financial and budget systems. Mr. Ruggini holds a master of public administration from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor of science from Georgetown University. Previously Mr. Ruggini worked for the City of St. Charles, Illinois, and worked with local governments while serving in the Peace Corps.