Brad Harris is a finance and accounting consultant with the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). He has served as a member of the GFOA Budget and Fiscal Policy Committee as well as on the board of several not-for profit entities. Brad is a CPA and a Certified Municipal Finance Officer, and prior to working for MTAS he served as the finance director for the City of Athens, TN and Rhea County, TN. Brad’s passion is to help others grow in the field of government accounting. He teaches frequently through the United States on a variety of accounting topics, and has been designated as a Distinguished Fellow in Professional Practice by the University of Tennessee Masters in Public Policy and Administration Program. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and lives in Dayton with his lovely wife Beth and daughter Katie. His older daughter Hannah resides in Columbia, TN.