Matthew Stitt

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Matthew Stitt
Chief Financial Officer for the City Council of Philadelphia

Matthew Stitt serves as Chief Financial Officer for the City Council of Philadelphia in the Office of the President. As Chief Financial Officer, Matthew is a key member of City Council’s senior staff, and is responsible for: providing financial and programmatic support to City Council, including the facilitating of City Council’s annual review of the City’s $9.5 billion operating budget, $3.0 billion capital budget, $10.8 billion six-year capital program, and the strategic five-year plan; overseeing the forecasting of City Council’s annual departmental budget of over $17.7 million; advising City Council and staff on fiscal matters related to proposed legislation and initiatives; managing City Council’s Finance and Budget Team; serving as the City Council appointee to the City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement, the Accounts Review Panel, the Rebuild Project User Prequalification Selection Committee, and, most recently, the City of Philadelphia Intergovernmental Reconciliation Task Force; carrying out the duties of the Chief Financial Officer as defined in the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the School District of Philadelphia; acting as a liaison in regards to certain State and Federal budget matters; coordinating and staffing Committee hearings and internal working groups analyzing the City’s fiscal stability, overall financial health, and other relevant financial policies and/or initiatives; and assisting in departmental governance matters—including key employee transitions, internal policy development, and the departmental IT function.

In addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer for the City Council of Philadelphia, Matthew also instructs part time as an adjunct professor for the Executive Master of Public Administration (Executive MPA) program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.

Matthew serves as a board member for the regional Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, where he is a member of the Finance and Audit Committees. In addition to his board service for the YMCA, Matthew was recently elected to serve on the Board of Managers at Haverford College on July 1, 2019 as a Young Alumni Association Member for a term of three years. Matthew also recently served on the Audit Committee for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology from Haverford College, in 2009, where he competed as an intercollegiate varsity basketball player. He then received his Executive MPA and Certificate in Public Finance from Fels in 2012, and his Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2018, where he received the Distinguished Scholar Award.

Matthew currently resides in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia with his fiancée. He has been selected as one of Philadelphia’s “40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, one of Pennsylvania’s 40 Under 40 “Rising Stars” by City & State Pennsylvania, one of “10 People Under 40 to Watch” by the Philadelphia Tribune, and as a “Connector & Keeper” by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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