Our People

William J. Sheldrake, President

The President and founder of Policy Analytics is Bill Sheldrake, a recognized and respected leader in economic analysis, state and regional government policy, and statistical research. With more than 20 years experience in public policy analysis, research, and finance, Bill’s expertise makes him an invaluable resource for clients who seek out Policy Analytics to help them in defining analytical projects, structuring organizational issues, or carrying out complex research projects.

Bill Sheldrake is perhaps best known for his leadership of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute where he served for more than eight years as President and CEO. The Institute, a non-partisan, independent, governmental research organization, is widely regarded as the leading voice on public sector fiscal policy issues in Indiana. Under his leadership, the IFPI conducted research on human capital shortages in Indiana, examined public pension funds, and assisted in the development of Indiana tax restructuring legislation, among many other projects. In addition to leading the organization, Bill was the principal investigator and published reports on these and other policy issues which have resulted in new or amended legislation for the State of Indiana.

Before serving with IFPI, Bill was on the staff of the Indiana State Budget Agency, the state’s office of financial control for ten years. He was Indiana’s chief revenue forecaster, head of tax analysis, and Deputy Budget Director during his service there. Bill is also a former member of the National Board of Trustees of the Governmental Research Association and member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council.

Bill earned a master’s degree with a public finance concentration from Purdue University.

Jason O’Neill, Staff Consultant

Jason O’Neill joined Policy Analytics in the spring of 2006 as a staff consultant, focusing on Public Finance. In 2005, Jason graduated Summa Cum Laude from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Information Technology. Jason has been involved in projects serving Policy Analytics clients in the areas of Economic Development Planning, Economic Analysis and Forecasting, and Marketing Analysis. Jason has also served in multiple settings in an information technology capacity.

Isaac Ray, Staff Consultant

As Policy Analytics’ in-house software specialist, Isaac is responsible for the development of customized software solutions. Isaac has experience in the development of property tax models, economic impact analyses, and other analytical tools. Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2008.