Research and Consulting

Mike Mucha

Deputy Executive Director / Director, Research and Consulting

Mike Mucha

Mike Mucha joined GFOA in 2006 and is now GFOA's Deputy Executive Director and the Director of the Research and Consulting Center. In this role, Mike oversees GFOA consulting projects, research activities, the Government Finance Review, the Certified Public Finance Officer program, planning for the GFOA conference program, the GFOA website, and other strategic initiatives for GFOA. Mike also leads GFOA’s consulting practice and focuses on providing guidance to local governments on how to use technology more effectively, improve business processes and administrative practices, and implement best practices in financial management. Mike has managed projects for both large and small governments, regularly speaks at GFOA training events, and has written numerous articles on public sector enterprise technology applications, budgeting, performance management, and strategic planning. Mike also serves on the governing board for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).


  • BBA, University of Iowa
  • MSPPM, Carnegie Mellon University.

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