Chris Morrill serves as the Executive Director/CEO of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the US & Canada. He served from 2010 to 2017 as city manager of the City of Roanoke, VA. Previously Chris served as the Assistant City Manager and Budget Director for the City of Savannah, GA and as a budget analyst for Catawba County, NC.
From 1999 through 2001, Chris served as Senior Municipal Finance Advisor to the South African National Treasury under a United States Agency for International Development project. In this position, he assisted the South African government with developing local government finance legislation, municipal budget reforms, and capacity building programs. He served from 1992 through 1994 as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the former Soviet Union, where he advised the City of Lviv, Ukraine on finance and management issues.
Morrill co-authored The Savannah Story: The Road to Equity and Sustainable Community Development in Economic Development in American Cities: the Pursuit of an Equity Agenda. He completed a three-year fellowship in the Kellogg National Leadership Program, exploring conflict resolution and community building in Peru, China, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.
Chris is an ICMA Credentialed Manager and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.