Consulting Projects

2018

*Guest Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Master of Public Administration program on Performance Measurers, Rating Agencies, and Fiscally Distressed Cities

*Strategic budgeting consulting for Building Goodness Foundation

*Committee Member, Grants Committee for Women United Together in Philanthropy

*Advisor to the Virginia Bar Association Session led by Former Governor Jerry Baliles: “Virginia’s San Andreas Fault: Tremors Within Local Governments — The Legal Challenges and Consequences”

*Senior Advisor, Hometown Summit // Tom Tom Founders Festival in Charlottesville, VA.

*Technology Use Assessment consulting for the County of Albemarle, VA, in partnership with TechDynamism.

2017

*Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Planning and CIP Projects Financial Management Assessment/Recommendation consulting for the County of Albemarle, VA.

*Interim Deputy City Manager/Finance Director for the City of Petersburg, VA. As part of the emergency turnaround contract under the Robert Bobb Group, Birch led the financial turnaround.

2016

*Senior Fellow with George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. As part of the Global Leadership Program, led a team of bank executives for ICBC, the world’s largest bank, to prepare three capstone projects on anti-money laundering, consumer protections, and FinTech.

*Consultant for the Federal City Council. Developed a grant proposal to request funding for a platform for assisting financially and economically distressed governments.

*Worked with union officials to determine a local government’s ability to pay for requested salary adjustments.