FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Tanner is the founder of TPG Advisory Group, a strategy and social impact consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning, content development, event planning and facilitation, partnerships and community engagement, and digital marketing for private-sector, non-profit, education, and philanthropic organizations around the world.
Tanner is an expert in stakeholder engagement in sustainability policy processes at the local, regional, and global levels. As an Associate of Stakeholder Forum, he supports the organization by planning and facilitating virtual workshops, developing budgets and itineraries for major conferences, and coordinating stakeholder partnerships. Since 2016, he has worked with Felix Dodds and the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development to edit and publish the Governance for Sustainable Development book series. In this capacity, he regularly collaborates with key partners such as the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) and Article 19. He is the host of Sustainable Society Cafe, a podcast that focuses on emerging technologies and how they fit into realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and urban planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, he established the nonpartisan University of North Carolina Institute of Politics (IOP) and served for two years as the Institute's executive director. His work has been featured in major publications including the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Tanner is based in Los Angeles and New York City. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Association for Gifted Children (AAGC).