Karl Nollenberger
Karl Nollenberger Ph.D.
Knollenberger@GovHRusa.com
847-380-3240
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Karl Nollenberger Ph.D.
Vice President


Dr. Nollenberger is Vice President of GovHR USA, specializing in management consulting assignments, executive search and financial evaluation. He has over 40 years of experience in government, management consulting and private sector. He has led more than 50 recruitments for local government entities across the country and takes pride in facilitating a tailored, thorough process that gives elected and appointed officials the tools they need to make critical personnel decisions.  His clients have included clients in Arizona, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, California, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Washington DC, Missouri, Minnesota, and Michigan. He has done ten management studies on organizational effectiveness.

Dr. Nollenberger has extensive leadership and chief executive experience in city and county governments. He has served in management positions in eight local governments in five states. While City Manager of Muscatine, Iowa; Richfield, Minnesota; Beaumont, Texas; and Duluth, Minnesota and County Administrator of St. Louis County, Minnesota and Lake County, Illinois, he developed and implemented significant organizational changes. In addition, he implemented financial management policies and systems that stabilized the financial affairs of the communities. Dr. Nollenberger has managed organizations from 200 to 2800 employees. He also served as a Finance Director and as Assistant Finance Director in two communities in Iowa and Colorado. 

Dr. Nollenberger worked as a management consultant with one of the then “big eight” accounting firms serving clients in local governments. He performed organizational studies for San Antonio, Arlington, and College Station, Texas and Bella Vista, Arkansas. He performed privatization studies for Austin and Beaumont, Texas. In addition, he has been responsible for or participated in financial forecasting and revenue analysis, implementation of personnel classification/compensation programs, productivity analysis and organizational restructuring, organizational effectiveness and team building, employee participation programs, labor relations/negotiations, economic development, downtown redevelopment, and capital budgeting/bond financing. Dr. Nollenberger revised the 4th edition text of the ICMA publication Evaluating Financial Condition — A Handbook for Local Government.

Dr. Nollenberger received his doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Iowa. He has taught courses for five universities in their Master’s programs.

Dr. Nollenberger has served as the President of the International City/County Management Association (1994-95). He is currently a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (chartered by Congress). He has served in numerous other association positions in city and county government and presented at numerous conferences.