Patricia Moorhead, PEL Director of Financial Data and Analytics

Patty conducts research and provides advisory services on municipal management, budgeting and finance; capital budgeting and planning; personnel and labor relations; and related matters.  Patty also analyzes historical financial trends and prepares fiscal forecasts for municipalities throughout Pennsylvania. As part of these duties, she works with municipal officials to collect historical data on municipalities, reviews contract specifics to determine the future costs of current and past negotiations and consults with experts including lawyers and accountants to determine the feasibility of various municipal financial options and opportunities. She also serves as a project manager.

She is adept at pulling together financial and demographic data gleaned from numerous sources to give a clear picture of municipal and school district finances. Her work assists her in identifying trends across the commonwealth. Patty is a key part of PEL’s STMP team, providing distressed communities with financial analysis that is used to inform day-to-day fiscal decisions as well as annual budgeting. She has performed financial reviews of numerous municipalities and school districts of all sizes under the state’s Early Intervention Program and for other PEL technical assistance projects including proposed mergers and consolidations.

Prior to PEL, Patty held various positions at Frontier Communications including senior marketing analyst, general accounting/tax supervisor, budget administrator, and assistant general accountant. Her duties included: marketing, customer segmentation, sales targeting and campaign tracking; finance, strategic planning, forecasting and ROI modeling; and accounting, general ledger, accounts payable and tax issues. She earned a BS in accounting from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. She has completed course work in the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s School of Municipal Government and is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.