Tim Bender is a partner with CohnReznick Advisory focusing on government-related services. He has more than 25 years of experience serving federal, state, and local government clients as well as not-for-profit organizations, commercial companies, and investors. His areas of expertise include program and project management, strategic planning, policy guidance, risk management, auditing, and integrity monitoring.
Tim has served as the Program Manager for numerous clients faced with the challenges of recovering from the largest natural disasters to ever impact our nation. He proudly served as the Program Manager for the State of Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and the State of New York following Hurricane Sandy. He also served as the Program Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s joint Disaster Housing Assistance Program which provided rental subsidies and case management services to those displaced from their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita. His disaster recovery experience is wide and ranges from application intake to policy development to claims processing to grant closeout. He has also provided disaster recovery services related to Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Dolly, Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Irene, Winter Storm Mohawk, and Winter Storm Nemo.
Before joining CohnReznick, Tim was a Project Manager with one of the nation’s largest commercial and civil general contractors. He started as a Cost Engineer, focusing upon budgets, subcontractor management, financial reporting, and performance monitoring. He soon joined the operational side of the firm and later became a Project Manager overseeing pre-construction services, design/build construction, estimating, scheduling, procurement, value engineering, change order management, and trade coordination for government authorities, private developers, charitable organizations, investors, and lenders.
M.S., Finance, Johns Hopkins University
MBA., Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Business Administration, Villanova University
Project Management Professionals
Association of Government Accountants - National Chapter, Washington D.C. Chapter
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants