Local Government Fellow

Andrew Kleine

Baltimore, MD

Former Budget Director, City of Baltimore, MD

Andrew Kleine is the Chief Administrative Officer at Montgomery County Government.  He is a nationally recognized leader in budgeting for outcomes, long-term financial planning, lean government, and pension and health benefits reform. He received the 2016 National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Kleine served as Baltimore’s budget director from 2008 to 2018, 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 the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Kleine led the development of Baltimore’s first, 10-year financial plan, which has already cut a large structural budget deficit in half, reduced taxes, shrunk unfunded liabilities by 25 percent, pumped more than $250 million into infrastructure projects, and boosted the City’s bond rating.