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Beth Blauer

Executive Director

Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University



Government Information Technology Policy

Beth Blauer serves as Executive Director of the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University (GovEx). As a public servant and international expert on government performance programs for the last fifteen years, Ms. Blauer spent her career working to improve people’s lives by bringing data into governments’ decision-making processes. She and her team successfully worked with over 100 mayors from around the globe and due to Ms. Blauer’s leadership, GovEx has earned a reputation as the premier organization to advance the use of data and evidence in government.

Ms. Blauer began her career a juvenile probation officer in Maryland and was quickly promoted to Chief of Staff. It was in this capacity she began working on the creation and implementation of Maryland’s “StateStat.” In 2008, then Governor O’Malley asked Ms. Blauer to lead his nationally recognized StateStat program. She graduated with a BA from the University of Maryland and holds a JD from New York Law School.

Keywords: data, evidence-based, governments, data performance, analytics, smart cities, big data, government solutions, cities, states, open data, IoT, AI, sensors, community engagement, data training