Andrew Kleine

Title: 
Budget Director
Organization: 
City of Baltimore, MD
Bio: 

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

Andrew became Baltimore’s budget director in 2008, 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 has also taken 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.

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, shrunk unfunded liabilities by 25 percent, pumped more than $130 million into infrastructure projects, and boosted the City’s bond rating.

Andrew’s Lean Government and Innovation Fund initiatives have improved customer service and business process efficiency across city agencies.  By summer 2016, more than 1,000 city employees will be trained in Lean thinking.

Andrew is using Results Based Accountability to marry Outcome Budgeting and CitiStat.  OutcomeStat is aligning strategic planning, budgeting and performance management in a whole new way and will serve as a model for other large cities.  Baltimore recently 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.