Staff

AnnMarie French – Executive Director
AnnMarie French is the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. Prior to assuming this role, AnnMarie served as NHFPI’s communications manager for four years. AnnMarie previously served as editor for the New Hampshire Local Government Center’s New Hampshire Town and City magazine and other New Hampshire Municipal Association resource publications for local officials. She has held various communications roles for the City of Boston, including marketing communications specialist for the Department of Neighborhood Development, focusing on neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and small business programs. AnnMarie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Leadership NH, Class of 2017.

Phil Sletten – Senior Policy Analyst
Phil Sletten is a Senior Policy Analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, an independent, non-profit policy research organization in Concord, where he has worked since 2016. Phil researches New Hampshire budget and revenue policy, the economy and the financial wellbeing of the state’s residents, and health policy. He previously served as a performance auditor for the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant, where he provided analysis to policymakers on a wide range of state agency operations. A New Hampshire native, Phil has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and policy studies from Grinnell College, located in Grinnell, Iowa, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a graduate of Leadership NH from the Class of 2018.

Mike Polizzotti – Policy Analyst
Michael Polizzotti is a Policy Analyst for NHFPI. As a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) – Paul College of Business and Economics in Durham, with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Economics, Michael brings unique insights of applied and economic theory to use in his analyses. His past research projects include work surrounding food insecurity and nutrition, especially among low income individuals, and the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the healthcare and labor choices of young adults. While attending UNH, Michael worked with several institutions at both the federal and state level. These include roles with the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the N.H. Division of Economic Development. As a New Hampshire native, Michael offers a valuable perspective on the policy climate in the state and the challenges faced by those who live and work here.

Emily Woodward – Communications and Operations Associate

Emily Woodward is the Communications and Operations Associate for NHFPI. Emily brings experience in the fields of education, communications, and marketing, including graphic design and event planning. She also worked as a freelance reporter for the Lakes Region newspapers covering town meetings and writing feature articles. Emily is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. As a lifetime resident of New Hampshire, Emily’s spent time living in all areas of the Capitol City and enjoys exploring all the Granite State has to offer with her family.