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Public Assets Institute Expands Its Staff

2010_YuFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2015

MONTPELIER – Public Assets Institute has added a new policy analyst, Stephanie Yu, to its staff.

“Stephanie brings a wealth of skills and experience, and we are delighted that she is joining our staff,” Public Assets president and founder Paul Cillo said Wednesday.

Yu has worked as both a public sector fiscal analyst and a private sector financial analyst. She also has experience in the executive branch of state government, as the Budget Manager for the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service.

“In these roles, I saw both the challenges and opportunities in state government,” Yu said. “There are programs that are extremely effective and programs that struggle. What I found is that there is a great deal of consistency in what you hear from people about what they wish our government would do and not do, regardless of party affiliation or background. I look forward to contributing to the conversation about how to get the most out of our public resources.”

Prior to her time in state government, Yu lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Rijeka, Croatia. She has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Southern California. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. She currently resides in Burlington with her family. Despite her wandering past, as a native New Englander she has rooted for the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins all her life, including listening to the 2004 American League Championship Series and World Series on internet radio in Croatia.

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