This message from Paul Rosenstiel, Chair of the CBP Board of Directors, was sent out via email the morning of August 7.
On behalf of the CBP Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce that we have hired nationally known policy analyst Christopher Hoene as our new executive director. Chris will assume his duties on October 1.
An expert researcher and analyst with strong California ties, Chris is a proven leader and comes to the CBP with a strong vision for how our work informs the policy debate in California. Chris’s impressive background and his commitment to the CBP’s values make him ideally suited to sustaining the organization’s high standards for relevance and quality and to taking its work forward at a critical time for California.
Chris currently serves as director of the Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC. He has been at the Center for the past 11 years — the last five as director — and has guided its substantial growth as well as its emergence as a nationally respected resource on issues such as fiscal policy, community and economic development, housing, and immigration. Chris has also held positions at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Public Policy Institute of California.
Chris has in-depth knowledge of issues that are central to the CBP’s work. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University, where his dissertation looked at Proposition 13 of 1978 and its long-term impacts on public finance at the state and local levels. Also, he has conducted or led extensive research on the interplay of state and local fiscal structures, a foundational issue for public policy in California.
In Chris, we have hired an outstanding individual, superb analyst, and top-notch manager to lead the CBP. I am grateful to my colleagues on the Board of Directors for being highly engaged in the executive director search process. Thanks also to Laura Hogan, the CBP’s interim executive director, for her excellent stewardship of the organization during the transition.
Over the coming months, you’ll learn more about Chris’s vision for the CBP and for public policies that improve the lives of low- and middle-income Californians. All of us at the CBP appreciate your interest in our work, and we look forward to your continued involvement.
Paul A. Rosenstiel, Chair
CBP Board of Directors