Scott Klinger joined Good Jobs First in May 2016, as the GASB 77 Activation Coordinator. GASB 77 is a new accounting rule that will require more than 50,000 state and local governments to annually report on the revenue they have lost to tax abatements granted to corporations and developers.
Prior to joining Good Jobs First, Scott was the Director of Revenue and Spending Policies at the Center for Effective Government; was the tax policy director at the American Sustainable Business Council and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he wrote about issues of tax and economic inequality. He was also the director of corporate engagement at First Peoples Worldwide and a portfolio manager at United States Trust Company, Boston.
Scott has written widely on the topics of progressive taxation, executive compensation and corporate social responsibility.