Brad Harris is a finance and accounting consultant with the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). He has served as a member of the GFOA Budget and Fiscal Policy Committee as well as on the board of several not-for profit entities. Brad is a CPA and a CMFO, and prior to working for MTAS he served as the finance director for the City of Athens, TN and Rhea County, TN. He speaks frequently through the United States on a variety of accounting topics, and had been designated a Distinguished Fellow in Professional Practice by the University of Tennessee Masters in Public Policy and Administration Program. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and lives in Dayton with his lovely wife Beth and daughter Katie. His older daughter Hannah resides in Columbia, TN.