Kevin T. Greiner, MUP, JD

ImageKevin Greiner is development planner, analyst and policy researcher with over 25 years of experience leading a wide variety of comprehensive redevelopment and planning projects as a consultant and principal in the public and private sectors. His research at the Center focuses on regional economic competitiveness, community development best practices, strategic planning and public-private development finance. Mr. Greiner maintains a consulting practice serving the development and strategic planning needs of private, public and non-profit clients. He currently represents the NW 7th Avenue Community Redevelopment Agency (Miami) as its Economic Development Coordinator, and is completing numerous strategic development plans for a variety of agencies throughout South Florida. Mr. Greiner previously served as the Director of Planning for the City of Buffalo, New York, and Vice President of the Buffalo Economic Development Corporation. His portfolio of work includes regional development policy studies, numerous successful and award-winning community development projects, and raising over $350 Million in public development funding. Mr. Greiner received his Master of Urban Planning (MUP) and Law (JD) degrees from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He resides in Miami with his wife and two sons.

Ralph Rosado

ImageRalph Rosado, PhD, AICP, is President of Rosado and Associates, an urban planning and economic development strategy firm based in Miami; a Senior Fellow at the FIU Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center, and an instructor in graduate and professional programs at the University of Miami and Florida International University. Ralph holds a PhD in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on Neighborhood Revitalization, Economic Development, and Affordable Housing; a joint Master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Princeton University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Florida International University’s Honors College.

Past professional experience includes serving as a senior government official for three cities, Executive Director of the South Florida Community Development Coalition, and, prior to that, serving as an Urban Design and Neighborhood Revitalization consultant to over a dozen municipalities in Miami-Dade. While in graduate school, at the invitation of President George W. Bush, Ralph served as a White House Graduate Intern with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Honors include leading or serving as part of teams that have earned three statewide awards from the American Planning Association’s Florida chapter, being named a Miami Leader (one of Miami’s Top Nonprofit Executives), by the Miami Foundation, 2012, and a Top Latino Leader of Miami, by Latino Leaders Magazine, 2013. The Affordable Housing program he co-designed and co-teaches recently won an award for Best Program in the area of Housing & Affordability in Miami-Dade.

Hai (David) Guo, Ph.D.

ImageHai (David) Guo is an associate professor of public administration at Florida International University. His research focuses on state and local public finance and budgeting. Dr. Guo holds his Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the Joint Doctoral program of public policy of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy. He obtained his master degree in Economics from Georgia State University and a master degree of Public Administration from Iowa State University.

His scholarship focuses on state and local public finance, budgeting and financial management. His publications and ongoing research fall into four interrelated tracks: 1) budgetary institutions and fiscal policy outcomes; 2) public engagement in the budgetary process; 3) local government financial management under fiscal stress; and 4) Local government strategic interaction and fiscal competition. His published work appears in top public administration journals such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, International Public Management Journal, American Review of Public Administration, Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, Municipal Finance Journal.

Currently, he is the principal investigator at FIU working on the project of Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting sponsored by the Volcker Alliance. The project aims at examining the budget process of the state governments concerning revenue forecasting, one-time actions to balance the budget, pension/OPEB funding, rainy day funds and disclosure practice. He was the managing editor of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management from 2014 to 2017.