Team Member Profile

Andrew Kleine

Andrew Kleine is a nationally recognized leader in budgeting for outcomes, long-term financial planning, Lean Government, and pension and health benefit reform.

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.

Andrew's implementation of Outcome Budgeting in Baltimore helped the city prioritize its spending during an unprecedented fiscal crisis. He also took many steps to engage citizens in the budget process, including a citizen survey, a citizens' guide to the budget, and budget workshops and online tools that allow citizens to try their hand at balancing the city budget. He has written a forthcoming book about Outcome Budgeting, to be released in September 2018.

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 $160 million into infrastructure projects, and boosted the City's bond rating to AA.

Andrew's Lean Government and Innovation Fund initiatives have improved customer service and business process efficiency across city agencies. More than 1,000 city employees have been trained in Lean thinking.

Andrew used Results Based Accountability to marry Outcome Budgeting and CitiStat. OutcomeStat is about aligning strategic planning, budgeting and performance management in a whole new way and will serve as a model for other large cities. Baltimore received the Government Finance Officers Association's 2016 Award for Excellence in Financial Management for this initiative.

Andrew received the 2016 National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Andrew holds a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan