Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Shelley H. Metzenbaum is the Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the White House Office of Management and Budget, reporting to the Nation's first Chief Performance Officer. She was appointed in September 2009.

As the Associate Director, Dr. Metzenbaum manages the day-to-day implementation of the Administration's approach to Federal Government performance management. President Obama's vision for the government is to make it leaner, smarter and more effective. This means using taxpayer dollars in the most effective and cost-efficient ways we can, continually searching for better ways to serve the American people through spreading what works and cutting what doesn't. Dr. Metzenbaum is at the forefront of this effort.

She previously served as founding director of the Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts - Boston's McCormack School, Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and State/Local Relations at the U.S. EPA, and held numerous other posts in government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as in academia.

She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Metzenbaum is recognized as one of the Nation's leading experts in the field of performance management and measurement in the public sector. She has authored many publications, articles, and case studies on performance management, leadership, and accountability.