The Chief Performance Officer of the City of Cincinnati, OH, Leigh Tami, joins GovLove to discuss data and performance. She shares her background and path to local government, what she looks for when hiring and the importance of data. Leigh also shares her experience as a woman in local government and her theme song.
Leigh began her tenure as the City’s Chief Performance Officer in June 2016. In this role she is responsible for leading the Office of Performance and Data Analytics (OPDA).
Tami started her career with the City in May 2015 as a senior data analyst in OPDA and played a vital role in helping to establish the new office. She most recently served as the Performance & Data Analytics Division Manager.
“Ms. Tami’s experience and skill set make her the ideal candidate to lead OPDA during this critical time,” said City Manager Harry Black. “We are fortunate to have her lead our talented team as they continue doing important work to improve government processes, enhance customer service offerings, and help the City of Cincinnati achieve our smart cities aspirations.”
In 2010, Tami received a Bachelor of Arts Theology degree from Xavier University, and in 2014, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law with her Juris Doctor.
While pursuing her law degree, Tami worked with Strive Partnership as the Cincinnati Preschool Promise Policy and Advocacy Intern and later as the Research and Project Development Consultant.
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