Deputy Director of State Communications
Jon Whiten is Deputy Director of State Communications at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In this role, he works with State Priorities Partnership groups across the country and with the Center’s State Fiscal Project team to shape the public debate over public investments and advance sound policies that build strong, inclusive state economies.
Previously, 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 MA in Media Ecology from New York University and a BS in Communications from Boston University.