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Biography of Bob Eichem

Bob Eichem is the internal financial advisor in the city manager’s office for the City of Boulder, Colorado.  He was the CFO for the city from 2005–2016 before moving into his current role. Bob has over 39 years of experience as a finance officer in local government. ...

Biography of John Weninger

John is a principal and senior consultant with Urban Systems.  He has 25 years of varied consulting experience in all aspects of municipal infrastructure planning and design. In recent years, he has focused his consulting efforts on the sustainable funding of...

Biography of Brittney Dawney

Brittney is a consultant and certified Integral® coach with Urban Systems and has experience in municipal asset management, service delivery, and organizational development.  She works with individuals, teams, and organizations to get “unstuck” by improving how they...

Biography of Gail Stephens

Gail is currently the General Manager for Bayview Place, a 20 acre master-planned waterfront development in Victoria, BC. Prior to this, she was the Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...

Biography of Bob Dugan

Bob assumed the role of Chief Economist for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in April 2003.  He leads a team of national and regional economists responsible for analyzing and forecasting activity in national and provincial housing markets. Prior to joining...

Biography of Catherine Schinkel

Catherine is a leader in Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice, specializing in Human Resources Transformation. Prior to joining Deloitte, she spent over 20 years working in human resources for a variety of Winnipeg-based organizations, including Ceridian, MTS,...

Biography of Bill Cox

Bill is BDO Canada LLP’s Western Canada lead for the Public Sector.  He has been serving local government for over 30 years and provides audit services to more than 20 local governments.  He also works with Provincial crown corporations and agencies. Bill is a member...

Biography of Antonella Risi

Antonella is a Principal with Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) supporting the work of task forces which develop and amend public sector accounting standards.  She has also been developing standards for over five years and is currently leading PSAB’s...

Biography of Jamie Black

Jamie is President of F.H. Black & Company Incorporated. For the last 20 years, he has consulted and trained finance officers, auditors & accountants in government, higher education, and corporations throughout Canada and the U.S. His work focuses on increasing...

Biography of Michael Puskaric

Michael is the Director, Public Sector Accounting Standards for the Public Sector Accounting Board. His role is to be the champion for improving public sector accounting practices across Canada by sharing knowledge, encouraging collaboration and leading the...

Biography of Craig Binning

Craig is a partner with Hemson Consulting and directs its Municipal Finance practice. The Toronto-based firm specializes in providing planning and finance advice to public sector clients in Ontario and increasingly across Canada. Craig has over 25 years of experience...

Biography of Michael Goodfellow

Michael is the National Leader of Finance Assurance at Deloitte Canada. He has over 17 years of experience primarily in the Canadian marketplace with a wide variety of small to large market companies in various industries, including organizations that are private,...

Biography of Tim Beauchamp

Tim is the former director of the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) of Canada and has been directly involved in standard-setting since 1989. During his career, he was a big part of GFOA – as a long time presenter at Western Canada conferences and also the...