Jon Courtney

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Deputy Director, State of New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

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Jon is currently Deputy Director at the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) overseeing their Program Evaluation Unit.  LFC Program Evaluation staff conduct reviews of the costs, efficiency, and effectiveness of activities in state agencies.  Jon has been at LFC for over a decade during which time work of the Program Evaluation Unit has led to major policy changes and cost savings, and has been recognized by the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society with multiple awards for excellence in research methods, excellence in evaluation, and impact of work.  Jon previously worked as a Principal Scientist supporting the work of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory in San Antonio Texas.  Jon is originally from the beautiful Espanola Valley where he graduated from McCurdy High School before earning a B.A. in Psychology from UNM (2000-Go Lobos!), along with an M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. (2006) in Psychology from TCU (Go Frogs!).  Jon also completed the Senior Executives and State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2015. 

Dr. Courtney previously served on the Community Advisory Board from 2019-2021