BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BILL FULTON

BILL FULTON, BOARD CHAIR

Rice University, Director of the Kinder Institute

Bill Fulton is a former Mayor of Ventura, California, and Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of San Diego. In his career, Mr. Fulton has also served as Vice President for Policy at Smart Growth America, Principal in the California-based urban planning firm now known as PlaceWorks, and Senior Fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is the founding editor and publisher of California Planning & Development Report  and author of five books, including Guide to California Planning, the standard urban planning textbook in California, and The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles, which was an L.A. Times best-seller. He holds master’s degrees in mass communication from The American University and urban planning from UCLA.

MICHAEL MATTMILLER

MICHAEL MATTMILLER, VICE CHAIR

Director, Government Affairs at Microsoft

Michael helps governments leverage technology to better serve the public. As the City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer from 2014 to 2018, he led initiatives that connected people with their government, increase the productivity of the City workforce through technology, and increased digital equity across the city. Prior to his current role at Microsoft and the City of Seattle, Michael was a senior strategist at Microsoft focused on data privacy and protection practices across the company’s enterprise cloud solutions and a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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LISA CAMP, SECRETARY

Chief of Staff, Office of Provost, Case Western Reserve University

Lisa Camp provides leadership, management, and direction for new initiatives that play on the strengths of the faculty and meet specific societal problems or needs. Her creativity and flexibility allows her to lead teams toward new solution-sets that may not have originally been considered and re-design the systems in support of those solutions. Prior to joining CWRU, she served in leadership positions at Cleveland State University, operated her own grant development consulting company, and worked at a Washington, DC firm helping faculty from small liberal arts colleges engage with Federal grant agencies. Lisa has presented at numerous national conferences on subjects such as the role of strategy in research development; how to support student innovators in a regional ecosystem; managing industry, higher education, and nonprofit organizations on large projects; and the intersection of innovation, making, and manufacturing. Lisa attended Baldwin-Wallace University (English, BA) and Case Western Reserve University (Organizational Behavior and Development, MS).

Karen Lightman

KAREN LIGHTMAN, TREASURER

Executive Director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Karen’s experience spans from economic development to leading worldwide coalitions based on emerging technologies. Recognized as a leader in the MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) industry, Karen helped start and led the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), the largest industry consortium solely focused on MEMS and sensors. Under her leadership, MSIG covered every sector of the MEMS value chain and successfully orchestrated several international conferences, workshops and tradeshows. Karen led the successful acquisition of MSIG by SEMI, the world’s largest semiconductor association. Karen has expertise with commercializing academic research, building industry-based consortiums and strategically leading teams to explore market-based opportunities. Her diverse background spans the consumer, military, healthcare, manufacturing, and automotive sectors. Karen is ranked by EETimes as one of the top 25 “Women in Tech.” She is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for her field, an internationally recognized keynote speaker and overall authority on the MEMS industry. Karen has a BA from the University of Vermont (UVM) and a MS in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. She and her family reside in Pittsburgh, PA.

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DANIEL CORREA

Strategic Advisor on Government Innovation, Partnership for Public Service

Daniel Correa is a Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies where he leads the Technology and Public Policy Project.
He previously helped shape science and technology policy for the Obama Administration for nearly four years, serving as Assistant Director for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. At the White House, Correa developed the Administration’s innovation strategy and led government-wide science and technology initiatives that invested hundreds of millions of dollars in government innovation, R&D commercialization, smart cities, entrepreneurship, and more. Prior to joining the White House, Correa led development of technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation policy proposals at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank. He has also held the position of Kauffman Fellow in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. He received a law degree from Yale Law School, a masters degree in economics from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

SANTIAGO GARCES

SANTIAGO GARCES

Director of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh

Santiago Garces joined the City of Pittsburgh in January of 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of South Bend. During his time there, he worked through the Office of Innovation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal services by developing talent, optimizing processes, and designing technology solutions.  Some of the projects that the Office has implemented include a data framework to evaluate policies like the city’s Vacant and Abandoned Properties initiative; an actionable report that engages residents using municipal route, fleet, and dispatch optimization for public safety and municipal services. Overall the Office has identified and commenced implementations of projects that should save taxpayers over $11 million dollars. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Mr. Garces holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Political Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame.

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DEBRA LAM

Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology

Debra Lam is the Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive innovation for Georgia Tech, a newly created role to drive smart cities and urban innovation work across the university and beyond. Prior to this, she served as Pittsburgh’s first ever Chief of Innovation & Performance where she oversaw all technology, sustainability, performance and innovation functions of city government. She crafted the city’s first strategic plan for innovation, the Inclusive Innovation Roadmap. She has worked and lived in New York, the United Kingdom, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of California, Berkeley.

STAFF

Martin O’Malley

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.

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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.

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KATY GETSIE

Director of Strategy and Operations

Katy is the Director of Strategy and Operations at MetroLab Network. Her work focuses on leading engagement on key initiatives, including the current partnership with the National Science Foundation to design the Civic Innovation Challenge. She manages the organizational spinout to a non-profit organization, including the finances and operations of the organization. Prior to MetroLab, Katy worked with the City of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University on their university research partnership. She holds a M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. You can contact Katy at katy (dot) getsie (at) metrolabnetwork (dot) org to discuss programs, new partnerships and initiatives, the Civic Innovation Challenge, or for any finance or operations related questions.

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JOSH SCHACHT

Program Manager

Josh is responsible for program management of the Civic Innovation Challenge, a project supported by the National Science Foundation. He also supports the Innovation of the Month series, civic research among members, and the Annual Summit for innovation in the urban environment. Prior to his role at MetroLab, Josh worked for a startup integrating technology into the built environment. As a Solutions Architect, he changed the way the architecture and construction industries leverage data to promote sustainable materials, affordable housing, and efficient design. Josh studied Information Systems, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship at Gonzaga University in Washington State. While at Gonzaga, he managed a consulting firm empowering academic research to grow local entrepreneurs and their ventures.

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KIM LUCAS

Senior Director of Civic Research & Innovation

Kim joins MetroLab as the Senior Director of Civic Research and Innovation. In this role, they directly support MetroLab membership and lead initiatives in the civic research domain.Part researcher, part practitioner, and part muppet, Kim has consistently kept one foot in the ivory tower and one foot on the ground, pairing research and data with practice to seek real solutions to social policy and planning problems. Questioning who we think of as ‘expert’ and how stakeholders identify ‘value’ are common threads that pervade their work. Prior to their work with MetroLab, Kim served as the Civic Research Director and then Open Data Manager at the City of Boston. Kim holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from UCLA, an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Child Development from Tufts University, a doctorate in Social Policy and Sociology from Brandeis University, and puppies anytime they can.

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MARK DOWD

Senior Fellow for the Civic Innovation Challenge

Mark Dowd is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley where he is helping cities accelerate to tomorrow’s solutions, applying technology to stubborn urban problems, opening doors to innovation, and using data to show the path forward in the new mobility. He served as a Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget until January 20th, 2017. Prior to joining the White House, Mark was a Senior Advisor to Secretary Foxx and a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology where he worked on issues related to technology and innovation. Mark is the architect of the Smart City Challenge that fundamentally changed the way American cities approach mobility. Mark practiced law for thirteen years in New York City at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel. Mark attended Rutgers College and Seton Hall University School of Law.
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STEFANIA DI MAURO-NAVA

Senior Advisor, Communications

Stefania is the Senior Advisor of Communications at MetroLab Network, focused on deploying programs, creating communications content and implementing MetroLab’s Data Science and Human Services portfolio among other activities. 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 and as an External Development Manager at CRDF Global in Arlington, VA. She holds a M.A. in Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University and a B.A. in International Studies from American University. Contact Stefania (stefania (dot) nava (at) metrolabnetwork (dot) org ) if you are interested in engaging MetroLab on programs, Network membership, corporate engagement, and communications (including social media, newsletters and website).

ADVISORS

Martin O’Malley – Chair

61st Governor of Maryland

 

47th Mayor of Baltimore

 

Rayid Ghani

Distinguished Career Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Bruce Katz

Lindy Fellow, Nowak Metro Finance Lab

 

Charlie Catlett

Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data

 

Senior Research Scientist, Discovery Partners Institute

 

Sr. Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

Stephen Goldsmith

Director, Innovations in Government Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 

46th Mayor of Indianapolis

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Former Speaker of NYC City Council

Jack Dangermond

CEO, ESRI

Marcia Hale

Chair, Building America’s Future

Former White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
Tom Murphy

Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute

 

57th Mayor of Pittsburgh

MANNY DIAZ

41st Mayor of Miami

 

Former President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Joanne Harrell

Senior Director, U.S. Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft

 

Board of Regents, University of Washington

 

 

Leslie Richards

General Manager of SEPTA

 

Former Transportation Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

 

Former Commissioner, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Richard Florida

Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto

 

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Paul Hawken

Executive Director, Project Drawdown

Rick Stafford

Heinz College Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy,
Carnegie Mellon University

Betty Sue Flowers

Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin

 

Former Director, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Ben Hecht

President & CEO, Living Cities

 

Dan Tangherlini

Chief Financial Officer, Emerson Collective

 

Former U.S. GSA Administrator

Shirley Franklin

CEO, Purpose Built Communities

 

58th Mayor of Atlanta

Tony Williams

President & CEO, Federal City Council

 

5th Mayor of the District of Columbia