Andy Lanser, Analyst Andy Lanser, Analyst Education Master of Public Administration, Northern Kentucky University Bachelor of Art, Xavier University Industry Tenure: 7 years Local Government: 7 years Andy joined The Novak Consulting Group in 2018. Prior to this, Andy spent three years as the Assistant Director of the Center for Local Government in Ohio. The mission of the Center for Local Government is to improve public service delivery by municipalities in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area through improved information exchange, cost reductions, shared resources, interjurisdictional collaboration, and new approaches to capital equipment and skills acquisition. While at the Center, Andy was responsible for all program development for its member jurisdictions. Topics included the development of solid waste and energy consortiums, salary studies, fire department analyses, an online benchmarking database of municipal services, and a spot survey program. Prior to the Center, Andy worked for the Hamilton County, Ohio Public Defender where he focused on modernizing the office’s policies and procedures and strategic communication with its external stakeholders. Andy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Kentucky University.