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Partnership for Public Service Welcomes Don Kettl as First Nonresident Senior Fellow

July 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — Partnership for Public Service president and CEO Max Stier today announced Donald F. Kettl will become the organization’s first nonresident senior fellow. 

“The addition of Don Kettl as a nonresident senior fellow is a coup for the Partnership for Public Service,” said Max Stier, Partnership president and CEO. “Don is hands down one of the country’s leading experts on government management and performance. His energy, ideas and guidance will enhance the Partnership’s ability to advance our mission of making the federal government more effective for the American people.” 

Don Kettl is a professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. He served as the dean of the school from 2009-2014. Kettl is also the author or editor of a dozen books and monographs, including his most recent, “Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America’s Lost Commitment to Competence.” Kettl has consulted for a broad array of public organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury; the Forest Service, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Commission on the Public Service (Volcker Commission), and the National Commission on the State and Local Public Service (Winter Commission). He has advised the White House during both Republican and Democratic administrations and has worked with the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Kettl earned his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Yale University.

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