Wilson, a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Governing Institute, provides leadership, guidance and support to government, education and nonprofit sector organizations seeking to transform performance. Wilson is currently researching and developing components of a resource platform to help government agencies and nonprofit organizations worldwide speed the transition from outcomes and data to strategic action for results. The primary focus of that effort is to foster the implementation, innovation, scaling and sustaining of promising interventions and organizations.
Prior to undertaking this effort, Wilson worked in nonprofit education finance roles in Missouri and California, and previously served as the Commissioner of Higher Education, Deputy Director of Economic Development, Director of Revenue and governor’s Cabinet Director in Missouri. In the private sector, he worked in U.S. and international nonprofit and for-profit organizations promoting international education and trade. Previously, he served as an aide to three U.S. Members of Congress.