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Alumni on business privatization panel

Two Wabash alumni were members of a panel presentation about successful public-private partnerships at Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation which began on January 17.

Cris Johnston ’81 is deputy chief of staff to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in the Government Efficiency and Financial Planning Division of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget, and previously served as Chief Deputy for the State Treasurer. After graduating from Wabash, he received his MBA from Butler University.

Stephen Goldsmith ’68 is currently the Daniel Paul Professor of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He previously served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, privatizing city services. Steve has also served as the Deputy Mayor for Operations of New York City, Chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to President Bush in his 2000 presidential campaign.