Adviser Advocacy Day Speaker: Stan Collender
Stan Collender is a nationally recognized expert on the federal budget, federal taxes and spending, the national debt and the congressional budget process.
During his more than four-decade career, he has been involved in virtually all aspects of the federal budget, including analyzing it for private and public sector entities, serving on a presidential commission, providing expert commentary in the media and testifying on Capitol Hill.
Collender has been involved with the congressional budget process since it began in 1975 and is one of just a handful of people who has worked for both the House and Senate Budget Committees. He is one of the most quoted and sought-after pundits on all aspects of the federal budget and Washington’s response to economic and financial challenges. He speaks to more than 100 corporate, financial and nonprofit groups each year.
In addition to authoring The Guide to the Federal Budget, a textbook on the federal budget process, Collender wrote the popular Fiscal Fitness column for Roll Call and the Budget Battles column for the National Journal. He was also director of federal budget policy for two major international accounting firms – PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte and Touche). He was also president of the Budget Research Group, a private, Washington-based consulting organization.
Collender is a recipient of the Howard Award for lifetime achievement in federal budgeting from the American Society for Public Administration and was the 2012 winner of the prestigious James L. Blum Award given by the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis.