Michael Dodge
Regional Manager

Mr. Dodge's areas of expertise include analyzing client individual financial needs for both capital facility planning and district operational budgets. He pioneered the development of the lease/lease back delivery method for construction projects including developing strategies for realizing cost savings, improving the performance of the value-engineering process and accelerating delivery of school construction projects. He is a recognized leader and frequent speaker on the subject of district-wide technology and networking related to the remodeling and new construction of educational and administrative facilities.

Prior to joining CFS, Mr. Dodge served for nearly 24 years as the Chief Financial Officer for rural and suburban school districts in California as well as working as a consultant to other school districts around the State and across the nation to automate their purchasing processes and streamline budgeting and capital facility management. He was instrumental in achieving substantial cost savings at his most recent district by utilizing lease/lease back construction delivery and financing and taking advantage of the cost effectiveness of well thought-out and designed technology programs for schools that were able to both eliminate lease line costs and replace them with wireless networks - including selling internet back to the community as a source of ongoing revenue.

Mr. Dodge has B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from Stanislaus State University plus several post graduate courses from the Western Regional Management School and the University of Southern California. He was awarded the prized Certificate of Professional Designation as a CBO from the California Association of School Business Officials. He has been recognized by his peers in CASBO and awarded the Honorary Life Recognition award for his contributions to school business. He is also a member of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.)

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