Donald Boyd, executive director of the Task Force, provided oversight for all aspects of the project, including, designing the case studies, performing fiscal analyses and the writing of the project report.  Additionally, he was responsible for writing several sections of the report in conjunction with other Task Force members.  He is on leave from his responsibilities as a senior fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York at Albany.  His previous positions include director of the economic and revenue staff for the New York State Division of the Budget and director of the tax staff for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee.  He holds a Ph.D. in managerial economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.