Director, Fiscal Federalism Initiatives
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Ingrid Schroeder oversees Pew’s efforts to provide independent and unbiased data on the health of the federal budget and its long-term sustainability. The research also examines the effects of a variety of fiscal policies to inform the debate on current, pressing concerns and to increase fiscal accountability, responsibility, and transparency. This work is leading to new projects that will explore the federal-state relationship, particularly how federal deficit reduction efforts could affect states.
As the lead on Pew’s portfolio of federal fiscal analysis, Schroeder oversees a team of researchers, working in collaboration with outside experts from across the political spectrum, to provide policy makers, the media, and the public with solid, nonpartisan, analyses and accessible information. She has met with congressional and White House leaders and has been interviewed on national television and radio programs as well as by top print publications.
Prior to Pew, Schroeder was a senior executive at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). During her 17 years at OMB, she supervised a team that coordinated and cleared the administration’s policy positions on legislation for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Social Security Administration, the Office of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Personnel Management. In that capacity, she also directed policy on budget and regulatory process issues. She also served as a program examiner with the Housing Treasury and Finance Division within the Treasury Branch and as a legislative analyst handling Justice and Treasury policies while at OMB. In addition, Schroeder is on the DC Advisory Board for St. John’s Community Services and Washington and Lee University’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.
She holds a bachelor of arts from Washington and Lee University where she majored in public policy and received her master’s of public affairs from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.