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    Matthew J. Power

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    University of Maryland- School of Public Policy
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    Matthew J. Power was appointed to the Maryland State Governor O’Malley’s executive office in 2013 as the Director of StateStat. StateStat is a performance measurement and management tool to make state government more accountable and efficient. Mr. Power oversees weekly meetings where agency heads meet with executive staff to report and answer questions on agency performance and priority initiatives. Data collected at these meetings with every agency is carefully analyzed, performance trends are closely monitored, and strategies to achieve improved performance are developed.

    Mr. Power was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning in 2007. He managed a broad range of operational, management and program functions. In 2010, he enacted the Sustainable Communities Act, which strengthens reinvestment and revitalization in Maryland's older communities. He began his employment with the department in 1999. His professional career started with the Department of Legislative Services, providing legislative oversight to Maryland’s environmental agencies. His roles with the Department of Planning include work as the Director of Policy Evaluation and Development. In 2002, he became Director of Operations for the department, reinvigorating the financial management of the agency and leading the merger of the Maryland Historical Trust into the Maryland Department of Planning.

    Mr. Power served as Chairman of the Maryland Heritage Areas and was the Governor’s designee to the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees. He served as a member of the Maryland Green Building Council and the Governor’s alternate on the Appalachian Regional Commission.

    Mr. Power received a Master of Public Management, specializing in Environmental Policy, from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. He also received a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College’s Sellinger School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Chicago.