CMA’s Strategic Consulting Group is headed up by Managing Director Margaret Guarino who joined CMA after a successful 40-year career in public finance as an issuer, banker and financial advisor. The Group’s focus is to provide on-site consulting services to assist our clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their day-to-day operations. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing a five-year financial plan that addresses, among other things, operations, existing and future debt, efficiency and management practices
  • Developing a plan to reduce or eliminate structural budget deficits
    • Identifying/quantifying revenue enhancement and expenditure reduction opportunities
    • Reviewing existing contracts and leases and making recommendations, as appropriate
    • Participating in the preparation of the client’s budget and its presentation
    • Preparing and presenting a comprehensive rating presentation to the rating agencies
  • Reviewing existing contracts and leases and making recommendations, as appropriate
    • Fleet studies
    • Salary studies