Donnie Charleston

Director, State and Local Fiscal Policy Engagement, Urban Institute

Donnie Charleston is director of state and local fiscal policy engagement at the Urban Institute. Donnie Charleston has extensive experience in state and local government. He previously worked in the North Carolina legislature and with local government agencies, including the North Carolina Association of Counties. On the research front, he was the assistant director for a university research institute and an economic policy manager at the North Carolina State University Institute for Emerging Issues. He is a seasoned professional with extensive policy and research expertise in government and service systems reform initiatives. Charleston holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology and psychology and a master’s degree in sociology. His doctoral work at North Carolina State University focused on economic sociology and industrial and organizational sociology.