Internet Explorer 11 is not supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Eric B. Schnurer


Eric B. Schnurer is the founder and president of Public Works LLC, a policy consulting firm, and is a former chief of staff to an acting governor of Pennsylvania. He also served on the boards of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Delaware River Port Authority.

Schnurer's consulting practice, working with state agencies, governors' offices and municipal governments, focuses on improving government management, policy, efficiency and strategic planning. He also has taught graduate courses on policy development at the University of Pennsylvania, poverty and the future of work at Brown University, and the future of government at the University of Chicago.

Schnurer received his law degree from Columbia University and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

We're stuck in a 19th-century model that costs too much and doesn't serve anybody well. Rather than cut, cut, cut, we need to redefine the way we deliver services to bring them into the 21st century.
By operating as market actors to preserve existing jobs, states can link entrepreneurs to capital and expand programs that help hard-pressed families maintain their spending and investment.