Scott Kleiman is a Program Director with the Government Performance Lab at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he partners with senior health and human services executives in state and local government to design and implement intensive management reforms that improve constituent outcomes. Scott leads GPL’s Children and Families advisory practice and has directed engagements in Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Washington. His work has helped jurisdictions reduce recidivism among justice-involved foster youth, strengthen protections for children at risk of maltreatment, increase access to child and maternal health services, and improve connections to substance abuse treatment. Scott has trained dozens of government officials on data-driven management techniques and authored GPL’s performance improvement playbook for leaders of public child welfare agencies.
Prior to joining GPL, Scott led strategic projects at Ceres, a corporate sustainability organization, and analyzed municipal infrastructure investments at Bain & Company. Scott earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and graduated cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in Political Science.