Jon has 16 years of experience in management consulting and local government management, most recently as budget manager in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, budget office. Before that, Jon served as a management consultant and worked in the city manager’s office for the City of Highland Park, Illinois.
Jon is a skilled financial analyst in the areas of budget and revenue analysis and has led our work with fiscally distressed communities, supporting their efforts to restore operational and financial sustainability. Additionally, he has extensive experience as a management and operations consultant to local governments in the United States and abroad.
As a consultant, Jon has completed operations reviews for over 200 local governments and has helped to improve service delivery for a broad range of departments – from police to public works. He has developed staffing and deployment plans for city operating departments, analyzed and facilitated intergovernmental consolidations, helped local governments develop custom performance management systems, and facilitated the development of long-term strategic plans and financial models.
Jon’s areas of expertise are in local government budgeting and finance, operations analysis, project management, public safety staffing analysis, process improvement, and performance measurement. He is adept at quickly assessing strengths and opportunities within a municipality, analyzing and developing actionable recommendations for improvement, and communicating findings and next steps to a wide variety of audiences, including staff, elected officials, and the public.
During his tenure with the City of Cincinnati, Jon managed the development and administration of a $1 billion operating budget. He also conducted special analysis projects, served on the City’s collective bargaining team, and co-managed the implementation of an enterprise budget system.
Jon earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Aurora University and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the Ohio City/County Management Association.