Public Sector Workforce Summit

A Solutions-based Approach to Attracting Talent in Public Finance and Information Technology in the State and Local Sector

State and local government leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., on August 15,2023, to discuss current workforce challenges and offer possible solutions based on recent surveys, studies, and research with public-sector professionals and organizations.

The event was hosted by GFOA, NAST, PSHRA, MissionSquare Research Institute, and NASCIO.

Watch the recording of the Summit:

Organizations/Summit Speakers

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Laura Allen, CPFO, ICMA-CM

President, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

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Chris Morrill

Executive Director, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

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Deanna Santana

Acting CEO and President, MissionSquare Retirement

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Shaun Snyder

Executive Director, National Association of State Treasurers (NAST)

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Meredith Ward

Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

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Cara Woodson Welch

CEO, Public Sector HR Association (PSHRA)

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Gerald Young

Senior Research Analyst, MissionSquare Research Institute


  • Date: Tuesday, August 15
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: National City County Leadership Center, 660 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington D.C., 20001.

Breakfast will be served courtesy of MissionSquare. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited.

Couldn't attend? Watch the recording here.

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