Beth Blauer

Executive Director, John Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

Beth Blauer is one of the nation’s leading experts on government performance programs. In March 2015, she was tapped to lead the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at John Hopkins University. As GovEx’s first Executive Director, Blauer and her team help governments make decisions and create policies rooted in evidence, transparent accountability, and citizen engagement.

GovEx was created in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies to support its What Works Cities initiative. Blauer and the GovEx team partner with What Works Cities to implement and enhance sustainable performance management and open data programs in 100 mid-sized American cities.

Previously, Blauer led the development software tools at Socrata Inc., which help governments across the globe make connections between their data and performance. Blauer previously served as the Director of Maryland’s award winning StateStat initiative.