Dean Kaplan is a Managing Director with Public Financial Management (PFM), and a leader of the firm�s Strategic Consulting practice. At PFM he has worked on multi-year planning, budgeting and budget oversight, and operations improvement efforts for cities and counties around the United States. His clients at PFM have included Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; Aurora, Colorado; and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania�s Department of Community & Economic Development.Pennsylvania has appointed Mr. Kaplan recovery plan coordinator for the cities of Pittsburgh, Reading and New Castle, which are in the state�s distressed municipalities program. Mr. Kaplan has also developed multi-year financial plans for other financially stressed governments, including Gary, Indiana and (under Pennsylvania�s Early Intervention Program) Luzerne County and the cities of Allentown; Easton; York; and Wilkes-Barre. In 2010 he led PFM�s work in support of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in its transition to a new form of government.Mr. Kaplan joined PFM after a year at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom with the Atlantic Fellowships in Public Policy. Before being awarded the fellowship, Mr. Kaplan was Budget Director for the City/County of Philadelphia. His professional experience also includes service as Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department, Government Affairs Manager for both the Philadelphia Water Department and the Philadelphia Streets Department, and Legislative Director for a U.S. Representative.Mr. Kaplan holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Haverford College. He has also attended the London School of Economics & Political Science and has taught at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kaplan has served as an evaluator for the Ford Foundation�s Innovations in American Government Awards.
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