United States

Susan M. Banta is a fiscal economist with over 20 years of experience in advising governments on public finance, tax policy, budget formulation and execution, tax administration, and revenue estimation. As Director of Research with the States’ Public Sector Retirement Systems at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Ms. Banta leads a team of researchers studying state retirement system funding policies, investment practices, governance and benefits. Ms. Banta most recently served as Senior Budget Officer in the Executive Office of District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, where she advised the mayor on tax policy and managed the economic development portfolio of the District’s $10 billion annual budget. She was also the Director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Council of the District of Columbia, and a Director with KPMG Barents Group LLC, where she advised state and international governments on fiscal reform.