Neil Bergsman is director of the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute. From 2004 until 2007, he was the chief financial officer of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. Neil served in the Maryland Department of Budget and Management from 1988 to 2004 – as state budget director for six of those years. From 1985 to 1988, he was an analyst for the Maryland legislature.
Neil was the president of the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) for 2002-2003. He has conducted trainings and made presentations for organizations, including Maryland Nonprofits, the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices, and many other groups. Neil holds a master’s degree in public management from the University of Maryland. He is currently a Public Policy doctoral student at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.