Robert Zahradnik

Robert Zahradnik
Principal Officer
State and Local Fiscal Health
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Robert Zahradnik leads outreach efforts for Pew’s state and local fiscal health work and provides technical assistance and policy development to state leaders seeking to improve their budget practices.

Before joining Pew, Zahradnik worked for the chief financial officer of the District of Columbia as a manager in the Office of Budget and Planning and then as director of research in the Office of Revenue Analysis, where he managed a research agenda that covered tax, budget, and economic policies and practices. He also served as a senior policy analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Zahradnik holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in public administration from George Washington University.

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