John Carnevale, President & CEO
An internationally recognized expert in the field of drug policy with over 30 years of experience in federal and city public budgeting and performance measurement, Dr. John Carnevale is President of Carnevale Associates, LLC.
Dr. Carnevale has served three administrations and four "Drug Czars" within the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. At the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), where he served for over 11 years, he directed the formulation of the President's National Drug Control Strategy as well as the federal drug control budget. Dr. Carnevale is recognized as the key architect of the Performance Measures of Effectiveness System, which ONDCP used to determine progress towards national goals and objectives. He is also credited with directing policy research that shifted the primary focus of the nation's Drug Control Strategy from supply to demand reduction.
Dr. Carnevale has provided expert testimony, briefings, and policy analyses for Members of Congress, state and local government leaders, international organizations, and public interest groups. He has also worked at the Office of Management and Budget and as a Public Finance Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Dr. Carnevale received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.