Local Government Fellow

Tina Walha

Seattle, WA

Director of Innovation and Performance, City of Seattle, WA

Tina serves as Director of Innovation and Performance, an internal unit focused on working with departments using data and design to creatively solve problems. She has spent 15 years working to strengthen the public sector’s ability to make positive change for constituents. Her past experience includes serving as a policy advisor to Mayor Mike Bloomberg in New York City and as a management consultant to government and nonprofit leaders at the city, county, state, Federal, and international levels to create actionable enterprise strategic plans and explore innovative financing mechanisms. She holds degrees in Economics and International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University.