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Michael Nadol is a Managing Director and leader of PFM Group’s Management and Budget Consulting practice nationwide. Mr. Nadol focuses on public-sector budgeting and financial sustainability, with specialized experience in government workforce strategies. At PFM, Michael provides strategic and quantitative support for human resources reforms and collective bargaining on behalf of clients. In addition, Mr. Nadol has played a lead role in turnaround consulting for fiscally distressed local government clients. He has been a senior member of the recovery team for the City of Pittsburgh, PA appointed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has worked on multi-year financial plans for governments. In addition, PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting practice advises financially strong governments on strategies for improved performance, and Michael has worked with clients from the U.S. General Services Administration to the City of New Orleans to streamline work processes and service delivery. Prior to joining PFM, he served the City of Philadelphia in positions including Deputy Mayor, Director of Labor Negotiations, and Director of Finance. In addition, he served as Deputy Commissioner for the Philadelphia Water Department, overseeing both finance and human resources for one of the nation’s largest environmental utilities.

As Philadelphia’s Director of Finance, Nadol worked on management and budget initiatives key to the City’s then-record $206 million surplus credit ratings in 1999. He was Chief Financial Officer for a city-county government then with a $2.6 billion General Fund budget. While in the Office of the Mayor, he served as Director of Labor Negotiations for 1996 collective bargaining covering over 22,000 municipal employees. In addition, he was active on the city’s 1992 labor negotiating team. As Deputy Water Commissioner, Nadol served as chief financial and administrative officer for a $400 million water, wastewater, and storm water utility with over 2,200 employees.

Nadol has spoken at several GFOA conferences and contributed to the Government Finance Review. He is an advisor to the GFOA’s Committee Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy.