Local Government Fellow

James Wagner

Tulsa, OK


Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, City of Tulsa, OK

James Wagner is the Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Tulsa. He previously served as the City of Tulsa’s Chief of Performance Strategy and Innovation whose office focuses on using data to drive the city toward priority outcomes developed by the mayor and city council. Prior to his work in city government, Mr. Wagner was the Principal Transportation Planner for the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization where he focused on public transportation planning and capital project development. He holds degrees in finance, city planning and civil engineering.