Veteran Local Government Professional Joins McNees, Keystone Municipal Solutions
February 1, 2022
HARRISBURG, Pa. – (February 1, 2022) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC today announced the addition of accomplished local government professional David W. Kratzer, Jr., to the McNees Strategic Solutions Group, the firm’s full-service government affairs, grassroots advocacy and non-profit consulting team.
Kratzer will also serve as managing consultant of Keystone Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary launched in 2021 to provide municipalities with interim management and professional consulting services. Its professionals serve municipalities across Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
KMS offers a range of services customized to fit the needs of municipalities experiencing leadership transitions or other management challenges. In addition to temporary manager services, Keystone Municipal Solutions offers manager recruitment, training, professional development and mentoring services; special project assistance; strategic management consulting; and consulting for human resources, budget and finance, police operations and regionalization or shared services efforts.
“David brings decades of municipal experience to our already strong Keystone Municipal Solutions team and his Commonwealth-wide connections will be a significant asset to our current and future client base,” Adam Santucci, KMS president and chair of the McNees Public Finance and Government Services Practice Group, said. “Dave is a gifted leader and we look forward to his assistance leading KMS’ continued growth.”
Kratzer leverages his public sector experience and network to benefit his clients and has a scalable, entrepreneurial, progressive and sustainable approach to the provision of government services. He has a background in virtually all functional areas of local government, including public finance; land use and planning; labor and employment; community engagement and branding; and strategic planning.
“With his wealth of knowledge and depth of experience in the local government arena, David is a significant addition to the McNees Strategic Solutions Group,” Michael G. Musser, II, MSSG co-chair, said. “He brings great value to the firm and our clients.”
Before joining McNees, David spent 15 years serving three Pennsylvania townships. As the township manager of Susquehanna Township in Dauphin County most recently, he led the operations with a municipal staff of nearly 75 employees and managed an annual budget of approximately $30 million. David also served as township manager and assistant township manager of Penn Township and Warwick Township, respectively, in Lancaster County.
McNees is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Devon, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Scranton, State College and York, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Frederick, Md.; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network.