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  Cognetti, Paige
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  2019-01-01  
 
NamePaige Cognetti
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Scranton, Pennsylvania , United States
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Nov 09, 2019 02:03am
Tags Government Reform -
InfoPaige is currently on leave from her role as Special Assistant to the Pennsylvania Auditor General, the chief fiscal watchdog of the commonwealth. She advises on financial management, governance and transparency. Her areas of focus include oversight of public school districts, care for older adults, criminal justice reform and student debt.

Paige previously served as a director on the Scranton School Board, overseeing a $160M budget and helping navigate the district's dual crises of financial distress and public mistrust. Paige serves on the board of multiple local nonprofit organizations and economic development committees, and manages projects for her husband’s business, Caravia Fresh Foods.

Paige has a background in government oversight, investment management, economic policy, international relations and political campaigns, with broad experience in budget oversight, business development, coalition building and strategic communications.

Paige served in the Obama administration from 2009-2012 as a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department. Paige was a fundraiser and project director on numerous political campaigns, including running the out-of-state volunteer program in Pennsylvania for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.

Paige holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a BA in English Literature and Romance Languages.

Paige is originally from Beaverton, Oregon, where her parents still reside. Her younger brother now calls Whitefish, Montana home. Paige lives in Scranton with her husband, Ryan. They will welcome their first child in December.


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