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ABOUT US

The National Center for Interstate Compacts is a:

  • Research-based and member-driven technical assistance center
  • Facilitator for the consideration, creation and revision of interstate compacts as solutions to multi-state problems
  • Clearinghouse of information and provider of training and technical assistance to current and potential compact member states

NCIC combines policy research with best practices to serve the needs of state leaders; compact administrators and stakeholders; compact commissions and state agencies in which interstate compacts reside.

How We Can Help

NCIC offers a range of services to states, compact administrators and compact commissions. Based on CSG’s extensive interstate compact experience, activities are tailored for information gathering and dissemination; technical and legal assistance; staff and stakeholder training; and compact consideration, creation and revision.

NCIC services and activities include:

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach to compact administrators and staff, other officials and stakeholder groups on a state, regional and national basis.

Comprehensive and Consistent Resources

Comprehensive and Consistent Resources for reference and advisory information on compact issues.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance for compact development, implementation, evaluation and amendment in response to emerging policy challenges, trends and/or federal intervention.

Updates

Updates on compact activities around the country, including the impact of federal and state legislative and regulatory decisions on existing compact organization and administration.

NCIC Staff

Dan Logsdon

Director, National Center for Interstate Compacts
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Dan Logsdon is the Director of the National Center for Interstate Compacts at The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. Previously, Dan was Vice Chair of Kentucky's Public Service Commission. He served as Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s deputy chief of staff and as Assistant Kentucky State Treasurer. He also served as vice president for external affairs at Alltel Communications and Windstream Communications. He earned a B.A. in History from Murray State University.
Phone: (859) 244-8226
dlogsdon@csg.org

Matt Shafer

Deputy Program Director
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Matt Shafer is a Deputy Program Director at The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. Matt serves in the National Center for Interstate Compacts, where he manages development of licensure compacts for teaching, cosmetology, massage therapy, social work and dentistry and supports the legislative enactment of licensure compacts for counseling, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. Matt earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kentucky.
Phone: (859) 244-8224
matthew.shafer@csg.org

Carl Sims

Special Projects Manager
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Carl Sims is a Special Projects Manager at The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. Carl oversees the work of the 2021-22 CSG Healthy States National Task Force, a multi-year project focused on the improvement of state fiscal, civic, economic and workforce and human health. Carl earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kentucky Wesleyan College and his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky’s Martin School.
Phone: (859) 244-8010
csims@csg.org

Jessica Thomas

Policy Associate
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Jessica Thomas is a policy associate at the Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. She works for the National Center for Interstate Compacts, supporting the development of compacts. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University, a Master of Education degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Kentucky.
jthomas@csg.org

Isabel Eliassen

Policy Associate
National Center for Interstate Compacts
Isabel Eliassen is a Policy Associate at The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. She earned her B.A. from Western Kentucky University in 2021, with majors in international affairs, linguistics and Chinese. Her background is in public opinion analysis and she enjoys using her research and writing skills to contribute to the work of CSG.
ieliassen@csg.org

Adam Diersing

Policy Analyst
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Adam Diersing is a Policy Analyst and The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. Adam joined the Council of State Governments after earning a degree in Law and Public Policy from the O’Neill School at Indiana University. Within the Center of Innovation, Adam primarily works on projects in occupational licensure, veteran support policy, and interstate compacts. Outside of work, Adam enjoys pub trivia and exploring the natural beauty around Lexington.
adiersing@csg.org

Grant Minix

Policy Associate
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Grant Minix is a Policy Associate at The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation. Grant works in the National Center for Interstate Compacts where he develops licensing compacts among states. Prior to CSG, Grant worked for the Kentucky General Assembly and in government affairs at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). Grant also served on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Grant earned his B.A. in Political Science from EKU and will earn his M.P.A. from EKU in Summer 2022.
gminix@csg.org

Keith Buckhout

Research Associate
The Council of State Governments Center of Innovation
Keith Buckhout is a Research Associate providing technical assistance on development of interstate compacts for occupational licensure with research and analysis focused on policies that promote public safety, remove barriers to employment, expand access to services and streamline regulatory administration. Prior to joining CSG, Keith served multiple administrations in Kentucky State Government. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political S
Phone: (859) 244-8154
kbuckhout@csg.org