Frank Mauro is the Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute. Prior to joining FPI in February 1993, Frank Mauro was Deputy Director of the State University of New York's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.  He previously served as Director of Research for the last major revision of the New York City Charter and, before that, as Secretary of the NYS Assembly's Ways and Means Committee. He was also the founding director of Assembly Speaker Stanley Fink's Program Development Group and, in 1975, of the Assembly Office of Research and Analysis.  He twice received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his work in the field of race relations.