Russ Branson is the founder of Russ Branson Consulting. Russ works with local governments and special districts addressing difficult financial issues facing municipal governments today. Prior to starting his own firm, Russ was a Director for Public Financial Management (PFM) and was responsible for overseeing a range of services including the development of long-range financial plans, ensuring sustainable financial health, and optimizing municipal performance.
Russ spent 13½ years with the City of Roseville, California in financial leadership positions, including Assistant City Manager and Treasurer, overseeing Finance and Administrative Services. The City of Roseville is a full-service City which also has electric, water, wastewater, and solid waste utilities. Before joining the City of Roseville, Russ was a principal with Economic and Planning Systems, an urban economics consultancy, where he spent more than a decade providing clients with services including impact fee studies, infrastructure financing plans, and the establishment of special taxing districts.