Kailey Burger is the Managing Director of the Procurement and Economic Mobility Practice at the GPL. In this capacity, she oversees the GPL's work on the What Works Cities and Opportunity Accelerator initiatives as well as technical assistance to state and local governments on results-driven contracting.
Prior to joining the GPL, Kailey served as the Assistant Commissioner for Community Based Strategies at the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS). In this role, she oversaw strategic planning, innovation, and procurement for NYC's prevention services system that serves over 45,000 children each year. Kailey was responsible for the development of NYC's first primary prevention model - Family Enrichment Centers, the implementation and scaling of Group Attachment Based Intervention (GABI), the development and implementation of a holistic domestic violence program - A Safe Way Forward, as well as the 2019 redesign of the NYC prevention services continuum and the resulting $660m RFP. Prior to joining ACS, Kailey served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department and was a fellow in the NYC Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity. Kailey holds a Master's degree in Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Kailey earned her JD from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and graduated from Truman State University with a BA in Political Science.