Our Team

Our founders have a proven track record of success that makes the most of each member’s unique strengths.  

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Barry Rubin

Barry M. Rubin, PhD, is an expert in urban and regional economic development and impact analysis, public sector and business analytics, and strategic planning and management. Barry brings decades of experience advising clients on economic development activities, strategic planning, analyzing regional economic trends and opportunities, the use of analytics in state and local government, and information systems development.

Barry, currently Professor Emeritus, has been a faculty member in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) since 1979 where he served as chair of the SPEA Policy Analysis and Public Finance Faculty, chair of the SPEA Urban Faculty, Associate Dean of SPEA Bloomington Programs, SPEA Graduate Program Director, and Associate Dean for University Computing Services.

Barry received his B.S. from Florida State University; and his Masters in Urban Planning and Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Economic Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trent Engbers

Trent A. Engbers PhD is an experienced college educator and consultant with over a dozen years’ experience in college education and professional training. He works with organizations and communities to meet their needs in the areas of economic development, strategic planning, nonprofit fundraising and board development.

His primary appointment is as assistant professor of political science and public administration at the University of Southern Indiana. He also holds a joint appointment at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and has previously taught at University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, DePaul University School of Public Service and the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs.

Trent holds degrees from Xavier University, the University of Maryland, University of Missouri and Indiana University.

Dave Warren

Dave Warren is a former research analyst for the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C. where he worked on a portfolio of national, state, and local issues.

Aside from his current work for Cardinal Analytics, Dave is an instructor at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs where he teaches a course on local government and has performed research on state and local energy policy, carbon taxes, voluntary environmental programs, climate change, public perceptions of energy technologies, and public service motivation. He is also the current president of the Monroe County Environmental Commission.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and environmental policy from the University of Wisconsin –Green Bay, a master’s degree in environmental economics from the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in public affairs from Indiana University.