Phil Sletten


Phil Sletten is the Research Director at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, where he has worked since 2016. Before joining NHFPI, Phil was a Performance Auditor at the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant. He has expertise in research and analysis related to the State Budget, State revenues and expenditures, the economy, and the financial wellbeing of Granite Staters with low and moderate incomes. Phil earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science and Policy Studies from Grinnell College and Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a 2018 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. Phil was named the 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, as well as one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under 40 in 2021 and one of Business New Hampshire Magazine’s 40 Influential Leaders in New Hampshire in 2024. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Phil lives in an old farmhouse on a dirt road in rural Henniker.