Cristi Musser has nearly twenty years of experience in all facets of municipal and county government management in Illinois, Oregon, and California. She formerly served as the Director of Support Services for suburban Washington County; the second largest County in Oregon. As Department head, she was responsible for Finance Operations and Audits; Human Resources, Purchasing, Risk Management, Buildings and Grounds, Fleet Maintenance, and Information Technology. Her position also provided overall management and general supervision of the County’s 911 Center.
At Washington County, Ms. Musser’s accomplishments included: spearheading the creation of a countywide intergovernmental agency to provide 911 dispatch services; reorganizing and updating the Finance Division’s organizational structure, processes, and technology; negotiating and managing a variety of outsourcing contracts; developing and implementing internal reorganizations and process improvements; and establishing a professional Risk Management division.
Prior experience includes working as a Senior Analyst for Marin County, California where she had extensive experience in budget and financial analysis, human resources, and labor relations. During her tenure, Ms. Musser also acted as the County Executive’s representative to all criminal justice related departments, the County Library, and the Parks and Open Space Department.
Ms. Musser recently joined GovHR USA after working for nearly four years as a Senior Management Consultant and Project Manager for Sikich LLP. In her role with Sikich, Ms. Musser’s consulting work included compensation studies, organizational assessments and process mapping studies, and development of strategic plans. Recent compensation clients include the Village of Addison, the City of DeKalb, the DeKalb Public Library, and the Village of Park Forest. Ms. Musser’s organizational assessment clients include Elgin Community College, Peoria County Court Administrator, the City of Bloomington, and the Village of Wilmette. Her strategic planning clients include the City of Dixon, the Village of Tinely Park, Metro West Council of Governments, and the City of St. Charles.
Ms. Musser holds an MPA from Northern Illinois University. She attended Harvard University’s program for Senior Executives in State and Local government.