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Andrew Feldman

Andrew Feldman


Andrew Feldman is the founder and principal consultant at the Center for Results-Focused Leadership, LLC. His work focuses on helping public-sector organizations use evidence, data and innovation to better achieve their missions. He also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, with more than 200 interviews for results-focused leaders.

Feldman's prior positions include director in the public-sector practice at Grant Thornton, visiting fellow at the Center for Children and Families at the Brookings Institution, special adviser for evidence-based policy at the U.S. Department of Education, special adviser on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, senior policy adviser in the Office of Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and staff economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton administration.

Feldman earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College and his master's degree and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He can be reached at

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