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John Tapogna

Senior Policy Advisor


  • M.P.P. Public Policy, Harvard University
  • B.A. Journalism, University of Oregon

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Portland, OR

John Tapogna is a Senior Policy Advisor at ECONorthwest with a focus on economic development, fiscal, housing, workforce, education, and social policy. Since his arrival in 1997, his clients have included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Oregon Business Council, and numerous state agencies and local governments across the United States.

John served as the firm’s president from 2009-2021 and oversaw a strategy that successfully transitioned the firm to a second generation of ownership and expanded its presence along the West Coast and into the Intermountain West. John served on the Board of ECOnorthwest through 2023. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, he was an Analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile.


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