SPEAKERS:

Cortney Sanders
Cortney Sanders is a Policy Analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Policy (SFP) division, where she focuses on state fiscal policy through a racial equity lens.

Since joining the Center as a State Policy Fellow, Sanders has researched a range of state fiscal policy issues, including K-12 and early childhood education funding, juvenile justice reform and reinvestment, courtroom fines and fees, and broader fiscal policies to help raise state revenue. She also provides technical support to our State Priorities Partnership to build partners’ capacity to conduct research and analysis through an equitable lens.

Prior to joining the Center, she worked for Poverty Solutions in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Aspen Institute as a William Randolph Hearst Fellow. Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Erica Williams
Erica Williams is Vice President for State Fiscal Policy at CBPP. In this role, she takes part in leading the organization and its 40-person State Fiscal Policy division and supports the development and progress of the State Priorities Partnership, a network of over 40 state-level fiscal and economic policy shops working to advance racial, gender, and economic justice. Williams brings a deep commitment to building state-level infrastructure and policy efforts that break down structural barriers to opportunity and enable all communities —Black, brown, and white, Indigenous and immigrant, and of any gender or sexual orientation — to thrive.