Joshua M. Franzel, PhD


President/CEO

Joshua Franzel is the President/CEO of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE). He has been with SLGE since 2007, holding the positions of Vice President of Research and research associate.

Franzel leads initiatives on a range of public policy, finance, and management topics, often collaborating with organizations from the public, private, and academic sectors. He also is director of policy research for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) where he advises the organization on public finance, infrastructure, public health, and other related research projects.

Before his roles with SLGE and ICMA, 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 pensions, demographics, health care, workforce development, and innovation. For an abbreviated roster of his publications and research see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franzel

Franzel is an adjunct professor at American University, School of Public Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy in Washington, DC, where he has taught graduate level courses on state and local management and urban policy.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration (& Policy) from American University, an MPA from Florida State University, and a B.A. from the University of Delaware.

202 682 6104
jfranzel@slge.org