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Jon Whiten

Director of State Communications

Jon Whiten

Jon Whiten is Director of State Communications at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In this role, he leads the Center’s work to shape the public debate around state policy in an effort to build strong, inclusive state economies.

Before joining the Center in 2018, he was Vice President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, where he led the organization’s strategic communications and advocacy campaigns and oversaw its policy development. He also managed finances and operations and researched tax, budget, and economic issues. 

Before that, Whiten worked for a decade as a writer and editor for a wide range of publications, nonprofit organizations, and authors. He holds an M.A. in media ecology from New York University and a B.S. in communications from Boston University. 

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