Randall Bauer joined PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting business in 2005, where he leads its state government practice. His clients have included nearly half of all U.S. states as well as major local governments, such as the cities of Baltimore, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Washington DC. Randy specializes in tax policy and economic incentives, financial and strategic planning, organizational assessment and structuring, and business process improvement.
Prior to joining PFM, he served for seven years as budget director for the State of Iowa. During his tenure, Iowa created a results-focused budget process, implemented a performance reporting system and, to improve performance and create budget savings, restructured several major state agencies. Before his work as state budget director, he served for over 10 years as a senior adviser for the Iowa Senate with primary responsibilities on budget, tax, and economic development issues.
Randy was a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow at Harvard University’s program for senior executives in state and local government. He served as president of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Managers, as finance chair and vice president for the U.S. Chess Federation and on the executive board of the National Association of State Budget Officers, where he has been voted life member status.