About Us


Maryland Governor O’Malley hosts the first GPI Summit in Annapolis, MD in October 2012.

The Genuine Progress in the States Initiative is a community of government officials, local advocates, and academics with the goal of encouraging, developing, and implementing the GPI construct in state government policy and budget decisions.  The network is currently being assisted and facilitated by Demos, a non-profit organization “working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.”

If you are interested in exploring how your state can either begin or become more involved with using the GPI or similar metrics, please contact:


General Information
Lew Daly, Director of Policy & Research
ldaly (at) demos.org


Colorado                                                                      Maryland
Chris Stiffler                                                                   John Wald
Colorado Fiscal Institute                                                Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
stiffler (at) coloradofiscal.org                                          jwald (at) dnr.state.md.us

Hawaii                                                                         Hawaii
Regina Ostergaard-Klem                                              Kirsten Oleson
Hawaii Pacific University                                               University of Hawaii
rostergaardklem (at) hpu.edu                                        Koleson (at) hawaii.edu

Oregon                                                                        Washington
Sean McGuire                                                               Jaime Rossman
Oregon State Government                                            WA Dept. of Commerce
sean.mcguire (at) state.or.us                                         Jaime.Rossman (at) commerce.wa.gov

Utah                                                                            Utah
Erica Gaddis, Ph.D.                                                      Günseli Berik, Ph.D.
Utah Division of Water Quality                                       University of Utah
egaddis (at) utah.gov                                                    berik (at) economics.utah.edu