Person Governing Institute

Ron Littlefield 

Ron Littlefield, a former mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a senior fellow with the Governing Institute and its lead analyst on the City Accelerator initiative.

Person Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Jessica Huey 

Jessica Huey is a MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Person Living Cities

Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Reynoso 

Elizabeth is Associate Director of Public Sector Innovation. She works on the development of public sector strategies to foster promising public practices and accelerate the uptake of innovation across the country.

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Matthew Tyler 

Matthew Tyler is an economist who commenced his career as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Australian strategy practice focused primarily on financial services. Matthew is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Har…

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Vargas 

Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.

Person The London School of Economics and Political Science

Alyssa Campbell 

Alyssa Campbell is a current graduate student in Urban Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE), with an interest in community development and immigration.

Person The Brookings Institution

Alan Berube 

Alan Berube is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. A former policy advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department, he is an expert on metropolitan demographics, low-wage workers, and urban poverty.

Person Harvard Business School

Needham Hurst 

Needham Hurst is a joint MPP/MBA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.

Person Congressional Research Service

Arthur Burris 

Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…

Person Louisville Metro Government

Ted Smith 

Ted Smith was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer as the Chief of Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Economic Growth & Innovation. Ted’s efforts include the 2012 IBM Smarter City Challenge-winning adoption of Asthmapolis sensor inhalers across Loui…

Person Living Cities

Ronda Jackson 

Ronda led the Project on Municipal Innovation, a network of 35+ Chiefs of Staff and Policy Directors Living Cities convenes with the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

Person Union Square Ventures

Nick Grossman 

Nick Grossman is a technologist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of the web and urban, social and civic systems. He was a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab (in the Center for Civic Media) and "Activist in Residence" at Union Square V…

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Steve Goldsmith 

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Person Connecting Capital

Andrea McGrath 

Andrea E McGrath is an independent consultant, researcher and partner in Connecting Capital.

Person Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Maura Fitzgerald 

Maura Fitzgerald is an MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Person Living Cities

Nigel Jacob 

Nigel Jacob is Living Cities' Urban Technologist in Residence and Founder and Co-Chair for the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts.

Person Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School

Charles Chieppo 

Charles Chieppo is a research fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and the principal of Chieppo Strategies, a public policy writing and advocacy firm.

Person The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Kennedy School

Benjamin Shaffer  

Benjamin Shaffer is a joint degree candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing an MPA in Social and Urban Policy and an MBA in Real Estate, respectively.

Person The Harvard Kennedy School

Tim McNaught 

Tim McNaught is an MPA/ID candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to attending the Kennedy School, Tim served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan.

Person Citi Foundation

Brandee McHale 

Brandee joined Citi in 1991 and has a long history in both business management and philanthropy. Before joining the Citi Foundation, she served as the Director of Operations for Citi Community Capital. Earlier assignments included a series of increa…

Person

Sara Draper-Zivetz 

Sara was a former Program Assistant for Public Sector Innovation cluster at Living Cities. She is currently a student at UC Berkeley where she is pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning degree.

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Gigi Georges 

Gigi Georges and Program Director for Innovation Strategies at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Person

Tiffany Ferguson 

Tiffany is a former Public Sector Innovation Associate at Living Cities.

Person Living Cities

Julie Bosland 

Julie Bosland, Associate Director for Public Sector Innovation, joined Living Cities in January 2017. In this role, she leads the Project on Municipal Innovation, equips local leaders to close racial and income gaps, and supports Living Cities’ eff…