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OPPAGA Coordinator

R. Philip Twogood

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Ph. D. Government (Public Affairs), University of Virginia
M.A. Public Administration, University of Virginia
B.A. History, New College
Legislative Staff Management Institute, University of Minnesota

The coordinator manages OPPAGA's operations to ensure that the Office's products meet the Legislature's information needs. This includes coordinating office-wide activities and resources; strategic planning; monitoring project progress; reviewing reports and related products; overseeing staff hiring, training, development and evaluation; and maintaining active liaison with the Legislature.

Philip Twogood was appointed as Coordinator of OPPAGA in August 2011. During more than twenty years with the Florida Legislature, he has served in such positions as Secretary of the Senate, staff director for the Senate Rules Committee, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Senate, staff director for the House Rules Committee, and council director for two House councils. Prior to his legislative service, Dr. Twogood was an assistant professor of public administration at the University of North Florida and the University of Texas at San Antonio. As a professor, he taught policy analysis, program evaluation, organization theory, and budgetary process.

Philip Twogood has also been involved with the National Conference of State Legislatures where he served on the NCSL National Executive Committee and as the staff vice chair for the Assembly on State Issues.