Kate Mertz

Kate Mertz

Assistant Director
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Kate Mertz is an Assistant Director with the Government Performance Lab, where she helps lead the lab’s portfolio of procurement-focused work, assisting cities and states in using the contracting process to improve the performance of government programs and services. Prior to joining the GPL, Kate worked in academic policy research, corporate performance management, and equity trading. Kate received an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as BAs in both Economics and Political Science from Macalester College. Kate and her family live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they enjoy spending time outdoors together – in all kinds of weather!

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