Beth Blauer is the Executive Director and founder of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University. As a dedicated public servant and international expert on government performance programmes, Beth has spent her career working to improve people’s lives by bringing data into governments’ decision-making processes. Prior to leading Civic Impact, Beth designed and launched Socrata’s GovStat platform for federal, state and local governments. Having entered public service as a juvenile probation officer in Maryland, Beth was tapped by then-governor Martin O’Malley to lead his nationally recognized StateStat program. Beth is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a JD from New York Law School.