Parkhurst serves as Director of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee where he directs and oversees NGA’s activities on financial services, public finance, economic and community development, housing, transportation and infrastructure, and communications. Parkhurst also serves as co-counsel for NGA’s legal affairs committee responsible for federalism and preemption matters.
Previous Positions: Counsel and Senior Advisor, National Association of Insurance Commissioners; Principal Legislative Counsel, National League of Cities; Associate, Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC; Program Director, Chicago Metropolis 2020; Senior Policy Analyst, National League of Cities; Legislative Policy Specialist, Shearman & Sterling; Legislative Associate, The Arnold & Porter Consulting Group
Education: Juris Doctorate: College of Law, DePaul University, Chicago, Il.; M.P.A.: The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.; B.A., Government: Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.
Professional Memberships: Member, State of Maryland Bar; Member, District of Columbia Bar
Numerous print and radio appearances.