Justin is the City of Baltimore’s Chief Data Officer. He is charged with implementing data governance, building data capacity in government, leading the City’s data and analytics strategies and approaches, and managing Open Baltimore, the City’s open data program. He previously served as a Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation (OPI). There, he led the CitiStat performance management team and co-founded the Data Fellows program, which recruits and embeds data analysts into City agencies. Prior to the creation of OPI, Justin was a founding member of the city’s Innovation Team, which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and focuses on delivering transformative results through data and human-centered design to Mayoral priority areas.
Justin has taught data visualization in a graduate analytics program and has experience in data science, policy analysis, energy efficiency, and design engineering. With his previous organization, Navigant Consulting (now Guidehouse), Justin supported the U.S. Department of Energy’s appliance standards program – a linchpin of the Obama administration’s climate change efforts – through technical and economic analysis and by developing Federal regulations. He also managed data science projects to improve the performance of utility energy efficiency programs. Justin holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, where he researched applied data science in the energy sector and was a National Science Foundation fellow in the “Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship,” with a program focus of “Solving Urbanization Challenges by Design.” He also has prior experience as a design engineer in the aerospace and medical device industries and holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.