Leonard Gilroy is the Director of Government Reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Gilroy, a certified urban planner (AICP), researches privatization, government reform, transporta-tion, infrastructure, and urban policy issues.
Gilroy has a diversified background in policy research and imple-mentation, with particular emphases on PPPs, competition, gov-ernment efficiency, transparency, accountability, and government performance. Gilroy has worked closely with legislators and elected officials in Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, Virginia, California, and several other states in efforts to design and implement market-based policy approaches, improve government performance, enhance account-ability in government programs, and reduce government spending.
Gilroy is the editor of the world's most respected newsletter on privatization, Privatiza-tion Watch, and is the editor of the widely-read Annual Privatization Report, which ex-amines trends and chronicles the experiences of local, state, and federal governments in bringing competition to public services. His articles have been featured in such lead-ing publications as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, The Weekly Standard, Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arizona Re-public, San Francisco Examiner, Philadelphia Inquirer and The Salt Lake Tribune. Gilroy earned a B.A. and M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech.