Martin J. O’Malley

Senior Fellow and Advisory Council Chair

Martin O’Malley served as the 61st governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and the 47th mayor of the city of Baltimore from 1999 until 2007.  His time as governor and mayor was marked by a steadfast commitment to data-driven decision-making.  As mayor, he introduced CitiStat, a performance-based management system that produced dramatic improvements in city services and efficiency and led to Baltimore being awarded the Innovations in Government Award from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001.  CitiStat has served as a model for cities across the world.  As governor, he continued to demonstrate results-driven leadership with the introduction of StateStat and BayStat, a system which has since inspired other systems including EPA’s ChesapeakeStat program.  In 2009, Governing Magazine named O’Malley Public Official of the Year for his ability to “improve performance by measuring what [states] do and relentlessly monitoring their progress”.  Governor O’Malley received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Maryland.  He and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons, William and Jack.

Ben Levine

Executive Director

Ben serves as Executive Director of MetroLab Network, having initially served as Interim Director of the organization following its launch.  Prior to that role, Ben served as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for policy development pertaining to state and local government finance, with a particular focus on infrastructure policy. He worked closely with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on the organization and launch of MetroLab Network. Prior to his role at Treasury, Ben worked at Morgan Stanley, where he provided investment banking services to state and local government clients. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Katy Getsie


Katy Getsie joined MetroLab Network after completing her Masters in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. While at Carnegie Mellon, she worked with Metro21, the city-university partnership between the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the University. Katy has a B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Stefania Di Mauro-Nava


Stefania is an Associate at MetroLab Network, focused on coordinating and implementing MetroLab’s Data Science and Human Services portfolio. Stefania has spent her career working at the nexus of science, technology and society, forging bridges between technical and nontechnical communities in this space. Prior to MetroLab, she served as a Science & Innovation Officer at the British Consulate-General in San Francisco where she helped promote international scientific collaboration. She holds a M.A. in Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.

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