IBM Center getting new executive director


It’s transition time at the IBM Center for The Business of Government, where Executive Director Jonathan Breul is retiring at the end of the month. On deck to replace him is Dan Chenok, a senior fellow at the center whose forte is information technology.

Before joining the center a decade ago, Breul had been a top official at the Office of Management and Budget, where he handled government-wide management issues and oversaw implementation of the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, according to a news release. He started at the center as a senior fellow, becoming executive director in 2007. An elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, he will continue to teach as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute, the release said.

Chenok also has a background with OMB, where he once served as branch chief for information policy and technology. After leaving the government in 2003, he was on President Obama’s transition team in 2008 as the lead for the technology, innovation and government reform group and was also on the OMB agency review team. Chenok joined IBM two years ago and led consulting services for the Public Sector Technology Strategy group.

He will be the third executive director in the history of the 14-year-old center, which describes its mission as connecting public management research and practice. Besides hosting a radio interview program with government executives, the center funds public management research that has so far resulted in more than 200 reports, according to its web site.


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