David Eichenthal is executive director of the Strong Cities Strong Communities National Resource Network and a managing director with the PFM Group's management and budget-consulting practice. Prior to joining PFM, Eichenthal served as president and CEO of the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies.
As city finance officer and director of performance review for Chattanooga, Tenn., Eichenthal oversaw implementation of one of the nation's first 311 systems and creation of a citywide performance-management initiative. In New York City, he was chief of staff to the public advocate, the city's second-highest elected official. He also served as the assistant inspector general of the New York City School Construction Authority and assistant deputy comptroller and counsel for special projects in the Office of the New York City Comptroller.