Matt Bubness is a Senior Manager with the Research and Consulting Center. Currently, Matt leads the outreach efforts related to the best practices in budgeting for school districts and community colleges which will be used to support GFOA's Award for Best Practices in School Budgeting. He also leads consulting engagements related to process improvements and other research assignments. Prior to joining GFOA, Matt worked for Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago. Matt served most recently as the operations and finance director for all special education programming at CPS and previously held roles in operating and capital budgeting and revenue forecasting. In addition to his local government experience, Matt worked in the municipal bond field, including credit rating analysis and structuring bond issuances. Matt holds a B.S. in Public Affairs and Masters in Public Administration, both from Indiana University Bloomington.