Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

John Simmons

Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

Areas of Interest: Data-driven analysis of public investment in education, human services, and economic development


John Simmons is managing director of Public Finance Consulting, LLC. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council for twelve years. Simmons also served as chief of administration for the City of Providence, as well as the City of Boston's chief finance officer, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and deputy general treasurer for the State of Rhode Island. Simmons has a master of public administration from the University of Hartford and a bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University.


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