Scott Kleiman is Policy Director, Economy and Workforce, for the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. He provides interagency leadership for Governor Mills on workforce development, regional innovation, and Maine’s long-term economic prosperity. In this role, he directs a policy team supporting implementation, communications, and evaluation of Maine’s flagship $1 billion economic recovery initiative, the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan. He also serves on the board for the Maine Technology Institute.
Prior to joining Governor Mills’ administration, Scott was Managing Director at the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, where he helped state health and human service agencies design, implement, and sustain critical reforms. His work has helped communities strengthen protections for children, improve access to behavioral health treatment, and revamp supports for jobseekers. Scott has trained hundreds of government officials on data-driven management techniques and authored numerous publications on performance improvement strategies for public sector leaders.
Scott previously led strategic projects in the CEO's office at Ceres, a national nonprofit organization partnering with investors to strengthen corporate sustainability practices, and analyzed municipal infrastructure investments at Bain & Company. He was appointed a Senior Fellow with Casey Family Programs and served on the Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence advisory committee for Results for America. Scott earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Political Science.