Appointed in May 2010, Susanne Greschner leads the efforts of the Division of Municipal Finance in offering guidance on fiscal matters to municipalities. Prior to joining the Division, Greschner was director of policy for the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC). Greschner held various positions in local government in Germany previous to her tenure at RIPEC. She has more than twenty-five years of experience on the state and local level involving public policy issues, as well as managing budgetary and fiscal issues. Susanne holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Applied Science in Ludwigsburg, Germany; a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in social work from Rhode Island College.