Key Network Staff
David Eichenthal, Executive Director
David Eichenthal is Executive Director of the National Resource Network and a Managing Director with the PFM Group’s Management and Budget Consulting practice. He works on projects nationwide to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal government clients, with a focus on fiscal turnarounds.
Prior to joining PFM, Mr. Eichenthal served as President and CEO of the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies, a non-profit policy research institute that works with local governments, foundations and non-profit organizations in the Southeast and across the nation. He was also a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
Mr. Eichenthal served in a series of senior positions in local government over fifteen years in both Chattanooga and New York. As City Finance Officer and Director of Performance Review for the City of Chattanooga, he oversaw implementation of one of the nation’s first 311 systems and creation of a citywide performance management initiative. Mr. Eichenthal chaired the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation, the Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness and the General Pension Plan Board of Directors.
In New York, Mr. Eichenthal was Chief of Staff to the Public Advocate, the city’s second highest elected official. He also held senior positions with the School Construction Authority and the City Comptroller’s office.
Mr. Eichenthal is the co-author of The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption in Government (SUNY Excelsior Press, 2014), cited by The New York Times as “required reading for any government executive.” Mr. Eichenthal is also a Senior Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He received his J.D. at the New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago in Public Policy Studies, cum laude.
Patrick Jordan, Deputy Executive Director for Operations, Management, and Engagements
Patrick Jordan is Deputy Executive Director of Operations, Management, and Engagements for the National Resource Network. In this capacity, he is responsible for day-to-day operations, administration, and finance and for overseeing assessment and direct assistance activity. He also manages fundraising and communications for the Network.
Mr. Jordan directs Enterprise’s Advisory Services field team, delivering capacity building and technical assistance to state and local governments and their nonprofit partners, fostering innovation in housing and community development program design, finance, operations and strategic planning. Currently, the field team administers more than 30 engagements through HUD-funded cooperative agreements in excess of $25 million, focused on assistance to communities facing economic and capacity challenges.
Previously, Mr. Jordan worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focused on national policy development incorporating local best practices into national models and building capacity of distressed communities to understand and address their local housing markets. At HUD, he was integral in developing data-driven, place-based, decision making tools for tracking cross-programmatic performance and compliance.
Mr. Jordan began his career in community development after founding RE:HAB, Inc., a community development corporation in Washington, DC, that renovated homeless shelters, administered a local GED program, and conducted catalytic, volunteer-driven, neighborhood beautification projects. Patrick earned a Juris Doctor and public policy certificate from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and a bachelor's in physics and mathematics from Gettysburg College.