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 | President and Founder
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 >>
Ron Bohlin | CEO
Ron Bohlin is CEO and a Senior Fellow with The Performance Institute, supporting PI’s work with both government and commercial clients in strategic planning, performance management solutions, program planning and implementation management solutions, and continuous learning and improvement programs.
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Paul Trampert | Director, Budget, Cost and Performance Integration
Paul Trampert, PI’s Director for Budget, Cost and Performance Integration, has over 40 years’ leadership and management experience, including executive-level advisory in both the United States and 23 countries throughout the world. He has extensive experience, including as a Department of the Army Inspector General, designing, implementing, evaluating and integrating budget, cost and performance management systems to improve governance and he has conducted program analysis on behalf of the House Committee on Appropriations. Paul’s vision for consulting is to bring real-world application of innovative thought tempered by experience, and to build capacity to continue innovation in each organization he serves.
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Jenine Serviolo | Consulting Partner, Performance Management
Jenine is a Strategic Management Consultant and Trainer who draws on more than 19 years of experience helping US Federal Agencies articulate and achieve their strategic goals. From helping her clients develop their plans to creatively communicating the message throughout the organization; Jenine leverages her management experience to adeptly translate strategy into action and action into results. Along the way, Jenine facilitates the effective dialogue, key relationships, and information-based decision-making that helps ensure continued success.
Steve Olkewicz, PI’s Director for Data Quality and Performance Reporting, has over 25 years of professional management experience that he brings to The Performance Institute. He has worked with both public and private organizations where he has designed, developed, and implemented performance-reporting systems that have integrated with back-end data sources to reduce errors and ensure consistency of data used in data driven performance reviews. At PI, Steve also provides clients with consulting services in performance management, measure development, and strategic planning; his clients include The Department of Agriculture, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service, HHS Office of Inspector General, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Throughout his career, Steve has gained on understanding of the importance of identifying, developing, and using quality data to make decisions. He brings over 20 years of experience implementing systems to provide insight and guidance to his clients.
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Marc Berson | Senior Fellow
Marc D. Berson, PMP, CSSBB, has 30 years experience as a program director, practitioner, advisor and instructor of strategic planning, business case analysis, performance metrics development, business process reengineering, performance improvement, quality assurance, workforce analysis, organizational efficiency, work measurement, staffing standards, workforce modeling, project management, acquisition strategy and support, strategic sourcing, and related management consulting initiatives. Mr. Berson has also been leading workforce planning efforts (including demand analysis, supply analysis, guidance, training, etc.) at the department level for the Veterans Affairs. Mr. Berson is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) through the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and currently serves as Chairman-Elect and Newsletter Editor in the ASQ Government Division. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Mr. Berson has a Masters of Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech and a BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University.
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Jonathan Copeland | Deputy Director, Outreach
Jonathan Copeland serves as a Deputy Director for Outreach at The Performance Institute. In this role, Jonathan assists our valued delegates seeking to attend any number of PI’s many training forums and showing the value of CGPM, Performance Institute’s certification program.
Christopher Heath | PI Fellow, Enterprise Architecture and Technology
Christopher Heath is the PI Fellow for Enterprise Architecture and Technology. Heath oversees Institute policy research and recommendations to assist federal, state and local government agencies embrace transformational technologies and move beyond legacy systems to improve services to the taxpayer.
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Blossom Tande | PI Fellow, Process Transformation
Blossom Tande is an experienced executive, educator, and Certified Six Sigma Master Blackbelt. She is the owner of Education Connection Solutions, a business consulting firm specializing in training, advisory, lean six sigma deployment, strategy development, change management, and turnaround management. Her clients include well-known nationwide and international organizations.
Keith Kerr | PI Fellow
Keith Kerr is a Fellow with The Performance Institute. An expert on Program and Portfolio Management, he also supports PI’s efforts in performance management and process improvement. Keith is also VP of Operations and Delivery for OneSpring, Llc, an innovative technology development and implementation firm.
Peter Gaston | PI Fellow
Peter Gaston is a Fellow with The Performance Institute, leading PI’s technology-based performance support system initiatives and supporting PI’s work in strategic planning, performance management solutions, program planning and implementation management solutions, process improvement programs and continuous learning programs.