Headed by Executive Director Gerald Cross, a professional staff with a diverse background in public administration, law, state government, communications, planning, information technology, and school district policy conducts independent research on public policy topics, writes commentaries on topical issues, and assists municipalities and school districts on a wide range of budget and other financial matters.

Central Division Office



  • Charles W. Watters, Senior Research Associate, Biography
  • Jane Thompson, Research Associate
  • Harry J. Miller, CPA, Senior Research Associate, Biography

Harrisburg Office

  • David W. Davare, Ph.D., Director of Research, Biography
  • Phone: 717-975-7000
  • Phil Klotz, AICP, Government and Community Affairs Director
  • Phone: 717-547-0173