David Tanner

David Tanner

David Tanner

Associate Director; Government Services and Research



David Tanner is the Associate Director of the Government Services and Research Division at the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. As part of the public service and outreach mission of the University of Georgia, David is focused on helping state and local governments plan and implement strategies that will improve operations and organizational effectiveness.  At the Institute of Government, he leads teams with expertise in human resource management, organization improvement and process improvement, local government operations, strategic planning, and data analytics and visualization.

Prior to joining the Institute of Government in 2012, he served as the deputy director at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB), where he worked with three different governors in addressing key budget and policy issues for more than 12 years.  


Currently working on doctoral degree in higher education administration, University of Georgia; M.P.A., Brigham Young University; B.A. History, Brigham Young University

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Areas of Expertise: strategic planning, budgeting and finance, policy analysis, legislative analysis and support, health care finance and policy, and performance management