PI Fellows

Performance Institute Fellows provide thought leadership, strategic direction and hands-on expertise in expanding the Institute’s work and in advancing its mission to meet the critical issues and challenges facing organizations and governments.


Carl DeMaio is a senior fellow with The Performance Institute (PI), supporting nonpartisan, think tank efforts to improve government performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance, and engagement. Carl founded PI in 2000, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2008. After serving in elected politics, he returned PI to work on government innovation, providing advice to both elected and career government officials on a wide range of government reform topics. Full Bio >>


Stewart Liff| PI Fellow, Human Resources

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Stewart Liff is a fellow with The Performance Institute (PI), supporting nonpartisan, think tank efforts to improve government performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance, and engagement. Steward joined the PI team in 2015, working on government human resources issues, research, and training and performance consulting. Full Bio >>


John Santo| PI Fellow, National Public Safety Broadband Network

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John Santo is a fellow with The Performance Institute, supporting nonpartisan, think tank efforts to improve government performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance and engagement. John joined the PI team in 2014 based in Washington DC, working on federal, state and local focused Mission-Critical Communications, National Public Safety Broadband Network issues, research, and training and performance consulting. Full Bio >>


Alma Cole | PI Fellow, Cyber Security

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Alma Cole is a fellow with The Performance Institute, supporting nonpartisan, think tank efforts to improve government performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance and engagement. Alma joined the PI team in 2014 based in Washington DC and is widely recognized within Department of Homeland Security and Federal Agencies as a cyber-security subject matter expert for computer network defense and incident response.
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Ray Lehr | PI Fellow, Nationwide Public Safety Broadband

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Ray Lehr is a fellow with The Performance Institute (PI), supporting nonpartisan think tank efforts to improve government performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance, and engagement. Ray joined the PI team in 2015. Based in Virginia, he has worked with the State of Maryland focused on improving public safety interoperability, FirstNet issues, as well as research, training, and performance consulting.
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