Albany, NY — Peter Warren has joined the Empire Center for Public Policy as its Director of Research. 

Warren, a native of New York’s Hudson Valley, graduated from Binghamton University before embarking on a career in public policy in Washington, DC, serving most recently as an Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)There, he served as the chief advisor to the Director and the Deputy Director for Management on policy and budget matters concerning the Nation’s two million-member federal civilian workforce. 

Previously, Warren held senior positions on committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was Senior Analyst and Oversight Director for the Senate Budget Committee, where he advised Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) on education, labor, pension and general government issues. And he was Policy Director for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), where he helped to enact laws increasing federal spending transparency, reforming the federal employee pension system, and improving government management.  

Peter’s unique skill set and vast experience make him the perfect addition to the Empire Center team. We look forward to having Peter on board to help us promote ideas for making New York a better, more affordable place to live and work,” Tim Hoefer, President and CEO of the Empire Center, said. 

In addition to overseeing the Center’s research and policy agenda, Warren will be adding his experience to the Center’s work in tax, budget and public employment issues, among other areas. 

The entire Empire Center team are doing tremendous, impactful work,” Warren said. “I am grateful for this opportunity to help expand Empire’s reach at a critical juncture in the State’s history.” 

Warren succeeds E.J. McMahon, the Center’s founder, who is now Senior Fellow. 

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The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family. 

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