Andrew Kleine is a nationally recognized leader in budgeting for outcomes, long-term financial planning, Lean Government, and pension and health benefit reform. He is #40 on the 2017 ELGL Traeger List of Top 100 Local Government Influencers. He is the author of the forthcoming book, City on the Line: How Baltimore Transformed its Budget to Beat the Great Recession and Deliver Outcomes (Rowman & Littlefield), to be released in October 2018.
Andrew served as Baltimore’s budget director from 2008 to 2018, after nearly 15 years of federal government service that included budget and policy positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation, White House Office of Management and Budget, and Corporation for National and Community Service.
His implementation of Outcome Budgeting in Baltimore helped the city prioritize its spending during an unprecedented fiscal crisis. He engaged citizens in the budget process with a citizen survey, citizens’ guide to the budget, and budget workshops and online tools that allowed citizens to try their hand at balancing the city budget.
Andrew led the development of the city’s first-ever ten-year financial plan, which has already cut a large structural budget deficit in half, reduced taxes, shrunk unfunded liabilities by 25 percent, pumped more than $250 million into infrastructure projects, and boosted the City’s bond rating to AA.
His Lean Government and Innovation Fund initiatives have improved customer service and business process efficiency across city agencies.
He aligned strategic planning, budgeting and performance management in a whole new way that has become a model for other cities. “OutcomeStat” received GFOA’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Financial Management.
Andrew received the 2016 National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
Andrew lives with his wife Kelly and children, Sara Gail and Schroeder, in Silver Spring, Maryland.