Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Director of Innovation and Performance Management
City of Portland, Maine
Lena is the City of Portland's first Director of Innovation and Performance Management.
She is responsible for creating efficiencies and improving processes and ensuring Portland is a smart and innovative community. Previously Lena was as a senior advisor for the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University. She assisted more than 30 local governments in managing and using data to make better decisions. She designed and administered in-person and online trainings for government staff members, and facilitated technical assistance engagements. Lena is an MPA graduate of UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Government, specializing in local government and performance.