Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gary R. VanLandingham

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Gary VanLandingham is a professor and the Reuben Askew Senior Practitioner in Residence with the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.  Previously, he was the founding Director of the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, which works in over 30 states and local governments to build their capacity to use rigorous evidence and economic analysis to direct resources to evidence-based programs.   Before joining Pew, he served as Director of the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.  He has over 35 years of experience in policy analysis and program evaluation at the state and local government levels.

Dr. VanLandingham has served as Staff Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures, President of the Southeast Evaluation Association, Chair of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society, President of the North Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, and as an advisory board member with the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council and the Trust for Representative Democracy.  His professional service has been recognized with the Legislative Staff Achievement Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement Practice Award from the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance.

Dr. VanLandingham holds a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from Florida State University.  In addition to contributing to well over 1,000 professional policy analysis reports, he has published journal articles and book chapters on evidence-based policymaking, benefit-cost analysis, program evaluation and policy analysis, and government transparency.

View his curriculum vitae here.