Master of Public Administration – Western Kentucky University (2010); Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Broadcast Journalism – Western Kentucky University (2009)
Christopher began consulting with Raftelis in January 2023 as a Senior Consultant. Prior to joining Raftelis, he served as the first Budget System Administrator for Dallas County, Texas and led continuous improvement initiatives; including modernizing and leading the $1.8 billion budget process for the 9th most populous county in the country. In addition to serving as a local government budget and evaluation professional with Dallas County, he was a core team member with the “best in class” Office of Management & Budget with Mecklenburg County ($1.9 billion); and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County ($2 billion). Throughout Christopher’s career, he has been able to conduct budget and financial analysis, data modeling, financial forecasting, project management, strategic planning, and messaging for each organization.
A public servant at heart, Christopher is motivated by solving complex problems affecting communities, residents, and governing bodies entrusted with good governance. During the Pandemic, Christopher partnered with the University of North Carolina – School of Government, to coordinate a learning and development session on budgeting in the pandemic. While in North Carolina, he served as President (2020-2021) and Vice President (2017-2020) for the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association.