As associate director of the Institute of Government’s State Services and Decision Support division, David Tanner focuses on helping governments address some of the state’s most pressing issues, such as juvenile justice reform, workforce development, economic development, and improving decision-making through data analytics. David leads the Institute of Government’s survey research, program evaluation, state services, and demographic and economic analysis units in their support of UGA’s public service and outreach mission. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, he served as the deputy director at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget for more than 12 years, working with three different governors to address key budget and policy issues.
M.P.A., Brigham Young University; B.A. History, Brigham Young University
Areas of Expertise: strategic planning, budgeting and finance, policy analysis, legislative analysis and support, health care finance and policy, and performance management