Paul Pietsch is senior manager of the Partnership for Public Service’s federal workforce research portfolio. He believes in the ideal of government of the people, by the people, and for the people—which is why he served in the Peace Corps, attended state universities with pride, and owns
The West Wing box set. Pietsch’s research career has focused on improving policy, programming, and management practices at state and federal agencies. His favorite public servants are the career staff of the National Endowment for the Arts, who work tirelessly to increase access to the arts in communities big and small throughout the US.