Chris has provided consulting and advisory services to numerous local governments across the country. His consulting experience has focused on public entities at all levels, advising top municipal managers, department heads and program directors from over 60 organizations concerning the fundamental business issues of local government. Of most significance, his work has centered on the budget process as a lever to produce results, accountability and change; performance and outcome-based management; purpose, productivity, and efficiency in operations; and rigorous financial analysis and strategy. Pursuing the objectives of Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO), Chris was a partner of the consulting team that implemented BFO in Ft. Collins, Colorado, one of the leading organizations using this approach. Most recently Chris has served as a budget practitioner with Jefferson County, Colorado, where he incorporated the lessons learned from BFO into the development of the Budgeting for Priorities process.
Chris has been a featured speaker at numerous national and regional conferences and workshops sponsored by ICMA, GFOA and the Alliance for Innovations. He and Jon Johnson have co-authored a two-part article appearing in the September and October 2009 issue of PM magazine entitled “It’s All in the Questions: The Manager’s Role in Achieving Fiscal Health”. He holds a B.S. in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.