Public Finance, Budgeting, Government, Tax Policy, Pensions


Rob Dubow has served as chief financial officer of the City of Philadelphia since January 2008.  He served in that role during the entire administration of Mayor Michael Nutter and was reappointed in January 2016 by Mayor Jim Kenney.  Prior to his initial appointment as director of finance in 2008, he was the executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), which is a financial oversight board established by the Commonwealth in 1991. He served as chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2005. From 2000 to 2004, he served as budget director for the City of Philadelphia, where he had also been a deputy budget director and assistant budget director.  Before working for the City, Dubow was a senior financial analyst for PICA. He also served as a research associate at the Pennsylvania Economy League and was a reporter for the Associated Press.  Dubow earned a master in business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.