Kyle Bozentko

Executive Director

Kyle Bozentko

Kyle Bozentko brings over 15 years of political campaign, public policy, and deliberative engagement experience to his role as Executive Director of the Center for New Democratic Processes. Kyle has contributed directly to the design, implementation, and evaluation of over 45 multi-day deliberative engagement projects (citizens’ jury, citizens’ assembly, and other deliberative mini-publics) with partners in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and France. He has over 2,000 hours of deliberative engagement facilitation experience with groups ranging from a dozen to 250+ participants.

Kyle has overseen, contributed to, and executed deliberative engagement projects on issues as diverse as nuclear waste management and disposal, improving diagnostic accuracy, developing federal guidelines for data sharing and privacy in the UK, the use of AI in decision-making, and COVID-19 pandemic data sharing initiatives, to hospital relocations/consolidation, climate change and energy policy, urban infrastructure planning, municipal governance reform, and improving trust in and effectiveness of media. Beyond this, Kyle has consulted or advised teams and/or governments on deliberative engagement projects and initiatives in Australia, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore and South Korea. He served on the International Association of Public Participation – USA (IAP2 USA) Board of Directors from 2015-2018 and the MNsure (Minnesota) Health Industry Advisory Committee from 2016-2018. Kyle currently serves on the State of Minnesota Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution Inaugural Advisory Committee and served as Co-Chair of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium Executive Committee from 2016-2020. Kyle has contributed to articles and research featured in the Brookings InstitutionReal Clear PolicyGOVERNING, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.