Mike Harris joined PFM in 1989. He currently oversees the firm’s strategic market development efforts. His specific responsibilities include covering key prospects, establishing and centralizing prospect outreach across the country, and identifying non-transactional and opportunistic engagements for clients and prospects.
Prior to his current role, Mike founded PFM’s Structured Products Group, where he led the development and implementation of innovative investment and asset/liability management strategies. Mike has many years of experience in the structuring and procurement of financial products on both sides of municipal balance sheets. He has advised a number of governmental and non-profit entities on the development of investment management strategies for grant funds, tax-exempt bond proceeds, and other operational and reserve funds.
Currently, Mike serves on the NASP Institute Program Committee, which partners with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute to provide an endowment and pension trustee education curriculum that qualifies for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. He has guest-lectured at events for the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York, and Spelman College.