Pall Gudgeirsson

City Manager (retired)
City of San Clemente, CA

Pall Gudgeirsson retired from the City of San Clemente, California as City Manager after 23 years of service including serving as elected City Treasurer for five terms.  Pall is a native of Reykjavik, Iceland, served in the United States Air Force Security Police for 8 years and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Accounting and the University of Puget Sound with an MBA in Finance.  He also worked for Kitsap County, Washington and the City of Redmond Washington as Finance Director.

Pall developed the City of San Clemente’s Long Term Financial Plan and has published several articles in Government Finance Review and other publications relating to local government finance and investment policies.  He has been a speaker for the Government Finance Officers Association, International City Manager Association, California Debt & Investment Advisory Commission, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, Washington Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States & Canada.  Pall taught local government finance and budget courses at California State University, Long Beach in the Criminal Justice Program for 15 years and also developed a nationally recognized Investment Policy Certification Program for APT US&C.  Pall is active as an instructor for GFOA and currently resides in the state of Washington.