Matt Stitt is a director and national lead for equitable recovery and strategic financial initiatives in PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting team. He advises public sector leaders on structural changes, budget reforms and financial planning – with a particular focus on applying an equity lens to solving governing challenges – especially in relation to the financial and economic crises caused by COVID-19.
Prior to joining PFM, Matt served as the chief financial officer for the City Council of Philadelphia since 2016, leading the annual review of the City’s multi-billion dollar operating and capital budgets and strategic plans, as well as advising on all fiscal matters related to proposed legislation and key initiatives. As the finance lead on City Council’s senior staff, Matt was responsible for advising on the annual adoption of Philadelphia’s operating and capital budgets, evaluating major strategic initiatives, managing the City Council Finance and Budget Team, and acting as a liaison for certain, high-profile, State and Federal budget matters.
Matt also served as the Council appointee on a number of boards and committees, including the City’s Board of Pensions and Retirement, COVID-19 Recovery Steering Committee and the Philadelphia Accelerator Fund promoting innovative funding approaches for affordable housing and community development.
Matt instructs at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania as an adjunct lecturer and was recently appointed as a Distinguished Fellow. This accomplishment is a recognition of Matt's flawless work and contributions to Fels and the broader University of Pennsylvania community. He also serves as a board member on the Haverford College Board of Managers as a Young Alumni Associate, the Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees, as well as the Greater Philadelphia YMCA Board of Directors.