Eric B. Schnurer
Eric B. Schnurer is founder and president of Public Works llc, a firm specializing in government management, policy, and efficiency. Before founding Public Works, Schnurer was chief-of-staff to the Lt. Governor/Acting Governor of Pennsylvania, helping to oversee the operations of one of the largest state governments. He has served as an appointee of governors of both political parties on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency and the Delaware River Port Authority.
He has served as a speechwriter, deputy press secretary, legal counsel, or policy advisor for more than a dozen governors, U.S. Senators, and presidential candidates. Schnurer has provided his inside knowledge of government, law, politics, and business to the Center for National Policy, the Progressive Policy Institute, and publications like The Washington Monthly, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and the op/ed pages of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and others. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels School of Government, Temple Law School, Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy, and is currently an adjunct professor in public policy at Drexel University, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a regular contributor to the Aspen Institute.
Schnurer received his bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Brown University; a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard while writing speeches for presidential contenders like John Glenn, Gary Hart, and Michael Dukakis; and a juris doctor degree from Columbia.