Results for America gratefully acknowledges all of the individuals and organizations who contributed their insight, advice, and expertise throughout the development of The Blueprint for Delivering Results in State Government. The foundation and continuation of this work across the country is led by dedicated leaders in state government that are at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking. Results for America thanks its government partners for their outstanding public service captured in this Blueprint.
Results for America would especially like to recognize David Padrino, former Chief Performance Officer, State of Colorado, for his significant contribution to this Blueprint from inception to publication.
The following individuals provided exceptional feedback about how to make the Blueprint a useful tool for state governments: Michael Bonino-Britsch, Policy Analyst, Economic Opportunity, National Governors Association; Alyssa Doom, Associate Manager, The Pew Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts; and Tyler Kleykamp, Director, State Chief Data Officers Network, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University.
To the participants in the Results for America and National Governors Association What Works Bootcamps, a thank you to: Mohit Agrawal, Deputy Policy Director, Governor’s Office, State of Connecticut; Erin Bailey, Executive Director, Minnesota’s Children’s Cabinet, State of Minnesota; Pete Bernardy, Chief Data and Evaluation Officer, State of Minnesota; Christine Bezanson, Director, Results Washington, State of Washington; Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer, California Government Operations Agency, State of California; Inger Brinck, former Director, Results Washington, State of Washington; Danielle Cerny, Chief Performance Officer, Governor’s Office, State of Rhode Island; Joseph Codega, Chief Economic and Policy Analyst, Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget, State of Rhode Island; Justin Cohan-Shapiro, Senior Advisor on Performance Management, Governor’s Office, State of California; Allison Cordell, Director, Governor’s Office of Performance Improvement, State of Maryland; Jonathan Dach, Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff Governor’s Office, State of Connecticut; Joshua Davis, Chief Financial Officer, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina; Duncan Evans, Budget Manager, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah; Scott Gaul, Chief Data Officer, Office of Policy and Management, State of Connecticut; Tony Gherardini, former Director of Operations and Cabinet Affairs, Governor’s Office, State of Colorado; Adam Jarvis, Deputy Director, Customer Focused Government, State of Tennessee; Frank Kohstall, Chief Data Advocate, InnovateOhio, State of Ohio; Patrick Lally, Senior Executive Director, Governor’s Coordinating Offices, State of Maryland; Christin Lotz, Director, Office of Evidence and Impact, Department of Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee; Mike Morello, former Director, Governor’s Office of Performance Improvement, State of Maryland; Jenni Owen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Governor’s Officer, State of North Carolina; Mandeep Kaundal, Deputy Director, Results Washington, State of Washington; Laura Pietenpol, Director of Operations, InnovateOhio, State of Ohio; Hana Sayeed, Strategy & Operations Manager, Governor’s Office of Operations, State of Colorado; Rachel Stone, Chief Data Officer, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah; Aaron Ray, Deputy Director for Education, Workforce, and Environment, Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting, State of Colorado; Kristin Walker, Deputy Director of State Budget, North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, State of North Carolina; Seth Walter, Budget & Policy Analyst, Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting, State of Colorado; Heather Velasquez, Deputy Director of Operations and Cabinet Affairs, Governor’s Office, State of Colorado; Mike Wilkening, Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services, Governor’s Office, State of California; and Jonathan Womer, Director, Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget, State of Rhode Island.
Results for America would also like to thank the members of its State Standard of Excellence Advisory Committee who provided guidance and feedback on the Blueprint; all of this work is possible because of their continued commitment to making state governments as effective and efficient as possible.
The Committee includes the following individuals: Cecilia Muñoz, State Standard of Excellence Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Vice President, Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives, New America; John Hicks, former State Standard of Excellence Advisory Committee Co-Chair, former Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO); Plinio Ayala, President and CEO, Per Scholas; Scott Kleiman, Managing Director, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab; Bethanne Barnes, Director, Division of Data and Improvement, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Mary Ann Bates, Executive Director, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab North America (J-PAL NA); Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, President and CEO, Data Quality Campaign (DQC); Beth Blauer, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence and Centers for Civic Impact; Yvette Chocolaad, Policy Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA); Sara Dube, Project Director, The Pew Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Dale Erquiaga, former President and CEO, Communities in Schools (CIS) National; Della Jenkins, Executive Director, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP); John Kamensky, Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government; Chris Kingsley, Senior Associate, Data Initiatives, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Candice McQueen, CEO, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching; Daro Mott, Vice President of Process Improvement and Execution, Farm Credit Mid-America; Denice Ross, Senior Fellow, National Conference on Citizenship; Christopher Ruszkowski, Distinguished Policy Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Shrupti Shah, Managing Director of GovLab, Deloitte; Martin Simon, Division Director, NGA Economic Opportunity, National Governors Association for Best Practices, National Governors Association (NGA); Christian Soura, Vice President, Policy & Finance, South Carolina Hospital Association; Monica Taylor, Senior Program Director of School Leadership, Teacher Workforce and Continuous Improvement, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); Vivian Tseng, Senior Vice President, Program, William T. Grant Foundation; Kathryn Vesey White, Director of Budget Process Studies, National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO); Garrett Warfield, Chief Research Officer, Year Up; J.B. Wogan, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications, Mathematica Policy Research; and David Yokum, Director, The Policy Lab at Brown University.
The following Results for America team members provided valuable input and feedback in the development and execution of the Blueprint: Sophie Bergmann, Program Associate; Zachary Coile, Vice President, Strategic Communications; Edward Flanagan, Intern, State and Federal Policy; Jeanine Forsythe, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships; Jed Herrmann, Vice President,State and Federal Policy Implementation; Josh Inaba, Manager, State and Federal Policy; Maia Jachimowicz, Vice President, Evidence-Based Policy Implementation; Sara Kerr, Vice President, Education Policy Implementation; David Medina, COO and Co-Founder; Akshay Mody, Intern, State and Federal Policy; Jack Monahan, Team Assistant; Celeste Richie, Vice President, Workforce Development; Quinn Stevenson, Program Assistant; Kate Tromble, Vice President, Federal Policy; and Laney Umland, Program Associate.