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Kent Gardner

President and chief economist, Center for Governmental Research

Kent Gardner is the president of the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), a public policy and management consulting organization founded by Kodak’s George Eastman in 1915. In addition to his role as chief executive officer, he leads CGR’s study of economics and public finance. Clients include the New York State Department of Education, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and the New York Power Authority.

Dr. Gardner frequently comments on the New York State and regional economies both in the media and to community and civic organizations. He holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

He is one of the Innovation Trail's "budget solutions" bloggers.