Joshua Franzel, PhD

Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Joshua Franzel was recently appointed the President and CEO of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, having served in research positions with the Center since 2007. He also is director of policy research for the International City/County Management Association. Previously he worked for both the Delaware and Florida Legislatures and was a Presidential Management Fellow with the International Trade Administration and the Office of Management and Budget. His publications and research have focused on state and local government management, public finance, public pensions and other public funds, infrastructure, health care financing, demographics, public health, and government innovation. Franzel has taught graduate level courses on state and local government and urban policy at American University in Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration (& Policy) from American University.