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National Academy of Public Administration Announces 2021 Class of Academy Fellows

Post Date: October 12, 2021

39 Leaders in Public Administration to Join the Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration today announced that 39 leaders in the field of public administration have been selected for the 2021 Class of Academy Fellows. Induction of the new Fellows will occur during the annual Academy Fall Meeting, which will take place virtually and in-person at five host sites across the country November 3-9.

“I am very pleased to welcome the Academy’s 2021 class of Fellows,” said Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy. “Our distinguished Fellows are nationally recognized for their expertise in the field of public administration and this year’s incoming class is no exception. As government at every level continues to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to addressing public concerns regarding equity, the environment, the nation’s fiscal health and others, we welcome our new Fellows’ perspective as we work collaboratively to find intergovernmental solutions to the Grand Challenges in Public Administration.”

Selection of the Academy’s new Fellows follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public administration and policy. A Fellows Nominating Committee, selected by the Academy’s Board Chair, makes its recommendations to the full Fellowship, which then votes on those individuals nominated to be a Fellow. The Committee was co-chaired by Academy Fellows Katherine Siggerud, Former Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Government Accountability Office and Kendra Stewart, Professor and Director Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston.

The 2021 class joins more than 940 Academy Fellows – including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, nonprofit leaders, and public administrators. Below is the list of new Academy Fellows:

MOHAMAD ALKADRY

Professor and Department Head, Public Policy, University of Connecticut

MICHAEL BARR

Joan and Sanford Weill Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

CAROLYN BOURDEAUX

U.S. Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives

THOMAS BRANDT

Chief Risk Officer, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of the Treasury

CLARENCE H. CARTER

Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Human Services

SORAYA CORREA

Former Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

BARBARA DYER

Research Affiliate, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NURIA ESPARCH

Former Minister of Defense, Peru

LAWRANCE EVANS

Managing Director, Applied Research and Methods, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

KYLE FARMBRY

Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark

AMMA FELIX

President and CEO, Collegiate Directions, Inc.

ARETHA FERRELL-BENAVIDES

City Manager, City of Duncanville, Texas

VENTRIS GIBSON

Director, Department of Human Resources, Government of the District of Columbia

TJ GLAUTHIER

Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy and Former Associate Director, Natural Resources, Energy and Science, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

SHIRO GNANASELVAM

Chief Executive Officer, Social Impact

CHET P. HEWITT

President and CEO, Sierra Health Foundation and The Center for Health Program Management

FREEMAN A. HRABOWSKI, III

President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

WILLENE JOHNSON

Consultant; former Vice President, Federal Reserve Board of New York

NAIM KAPUCU

Pegasus Professor, School of Public Administration & School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, University of Central Florida

ARLEAS KEA

Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

JUDITH KELLEY

Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

SUSAN KINNEY-PERKINS

Professor of Logistics, Defense Systems Management College

Former Director of Logistics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

KELLY LEROUX

Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois Chicago

GINGER LEW

Senior Advisor, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

LUIS LUNA-REYES

Associate Professor, Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, University at Albany

OPAL MAULDIN-JONES

City Manager, City of Lancaster, Texas

LAUREL MCFARLAND

Executive Director, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

NANCY NAVARRO

Councilmember, Montgomery County Council, Montgomery County, Maryland

KERRY NEAL

Managing Director, Financial Policy, Reporting and Analysis, Comptroller and Global Financial Services, U.S. Department of State

TIMOTHY PERSONS

Chief Scientist and Managing Director, Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics,

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

MARIA ROAT

Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

WILLIAM RODGERS

Vice President and Director, Institute for Economic Equity, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

THOMAS ROSS

President, Volcker Alliance

MARK SCHWARTZ

County Manager, Arlington County, Virginia

SHERRY SUTTLES

Former local government administrator, management consultant, grant writer, author/editor/historian, filmmaker

MARY TSCHIRHART

Director, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University

PEGGY VALENTINE

Vice President, Allied Health Education, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

VICKY WILKIINS

Dean and Professor, School of Public Affairs, The American University

KENNETH WONG

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Director of Urban Education Policy Program; and Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Urban Studies,

Brown University

About the National Academy of Public Administration:

Chartered by Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice, the Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Learn more at www.napawash.org

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