About Us

Leadership for a Networked World (LNW) helps leaders improve outcomes and value through organizational adaptation and transformation.

Our Mission & Objectives
The mission of Leadership for a Networked World is to help leaders vision the future, activate innovations and realize transformations that generate capacity and sustainable public value.”

Leadership for a Networked World (LNW) helps leaders improve outcomes and value through organizational adaptation and transformation.

LNW’s applied research, learning programs, and advisory services are focused on the global “capacity challenge” – an environment in which every pressing challenge we have – generating better government outcomes, creating efficient markets, ensuring economic development and security, sustaining the environment, redesigning healthcare, improving education, etc. – requires melding together organizational and technological innovations in ways that transform our societal capacity to respond and act.

Founded in 1987 at Harvard Kennedy School, Leadership for a Networked World is now an applied research and advisory program led by Antonio Oftelie, Public Sector Innovation Fellow within the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Since 1987, LNW has delivered more than 200 learning events and gathered more than 12,000 alumni globally.

Thought Leadership Network

Leadership for a Networked World brings together academics and researchers, cross-sector executives, and subject matter experts to ideate and activate thought leadership. This year’s Executive Leadership Group members include:

Art Acevedo
Chief of Police
Houston Police Department
Uma Ahluwalia
Montgomery County (MD) Department of Health and Human Services
Don Allen
Stanley, Black & Decker
Donald Allen, Jr.
Executive VP & CFO
Stanley, Black & Decker
Beth Angerman
Shared Service Director
US General Services Administration
Charlie Bancroft
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Charles Bancroft
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Paul Bartley
Director, Program Support Center
US Department of Health and Human Services
Marybel Batjer
California, Government Operations Agency
Carl Berquist
Marriott International Inc.
Hardik Bhatt
State of Illinois
Brett Biggs
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Johan Bos-Beijer
Director, Analytics & Services
US General Services Administration
David Bray
Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission
Roderick Bremby
Connecticut Department of Social Services
Kevin Brown
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Leslie Brunelli
VP and CFO
University of South Carolina
Bobby Cagle
GA Division of Family and Children Services
Jeffrey Campbell
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
American Express
Dominic Caruso
Johnson & Johnson
Marc Cherna
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Trey Childress
Deputy Governor, COO
Illinois Office of the Governor
Carolyn Colvin
Commissioner (Acting)
U.S. Social Security Administration
James Craig
Chief of Police
Detroit Police Department
Stu Davis
CIO and Assistant Director
Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Pascal De Petrini
Executive Vice President Strategic Resource Cycles
Susan Dreyfus
President & CEO
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
Mark Dronfield
Program Manager, Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business
US Department of Education
Brent Earnest
Secretary, Human Services Department
New Mexico Office of the Governor
Ann Ebberts
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Marc Engel
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Alison Engel
Senior Vice President & CFO
Chris Feeney
Delaware North
Bob Fishman
NCR Corporation
Bob Fishman
EVP, CFO and Chief Accounting Officer
Chip Fulghum
Chief Financial Officer
US Department of Homeland Security
Adam Goldberg
Executive Architect
Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation, US Department of Treasury
Kelly Harder
Dakota County Community Services
Janeé Harteau
Chief of Police
Minneapolis Police Department
Raquel Hatter
Department of Human Services, Tennessee
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
Metropolitan Police Service (London)
Kim Hood
Executive Director
Utah Department of Administrative Services
Bill Hutchinson
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics
Kevin Jacobs
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Johnson
Executive Director
Jefferson County Department of Human Services
Sid Johnson
Public Service Faculty
Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
Wendy Korthuis-Smith
Director, Results Washington
Washington Office of the Governor
Peter Kraemer
Chief Supply Officer
Kelly Kramer
Cathy Lanier
Chief of Police
Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Chris Liu
State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services
Nick Macchione
Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, California
David Mader
Office of Management and Budget
Chris Magnus
Chief of Police
Tuscon Police Department
Tom Manger
President; Chief of Police
Major Cities Chiefs Association; Montgomery County Department of Police
Ann-Marie Massenberg
Chief of Staff, Program Support Center
US Department of Health and Human Services
Matt Massman
Minnesota Department of Administration
Mike McDermott
Vice President Specialty / Biotechnology Operating Unit
Jim McDonnell
Los Angeles County
Hans Melotte
Executive President Supply Chain
Sharon Minnich
Secretary, Office of Administration
Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
John Miri
Chief Administrative Officer
Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
Debora Morris
Human Services Director
Susan Mosier
Secretary and State Health Officer
Department of Health and Environment
Stephanie Muth
Deputy Executive Commissioner
Social Services (Health and Human Services Commission, Texas)
Nóirín O'Sullivan
An Garda Siochana, Ireland
Kathleen O'Toole
Chief of Police
Seattle Police Department
Bob Oglesby
Commissioner of the Dept. of General Services,
State of Tennessee
Filippo Passerini
Executive Officer
Procter & Gamble (Retired)
Scott Pattison
Executive Director
National Governors Association
David Rowland
Dermot Shea
Deputy Commissioner, Operations
New York City Police Department
Tim Soltis
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
US Department of Education
Hank Stawinski
Chief of Police
Prince George's County Police Department
Meri Stevens
Vice President Strategy and Deployment
Johnson & Johnson
Mike Teller
Idaho Tax Commission
Scott Thomson
Chief of Police
Camden County Police Department
Doris Tolliver
Chief of Staff
Indiana Department of Child Services
John Traylor
Executive Deputy Comptroller for Operations
New York Office of the State Comptroller
Anton Venter
Director of Operations and Systems Division, Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Sean Vinck
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Tina Walha
Innovation Team Director, Office of Policy and Innovation
City of Seattle, Office of the Mayor
Eric Ward
Chief of Police
Tampa Police Department
Tracy Wareing Evans
Executive Director
Chuck Wexler
Executive Director
Police Executive Research Forum
Our People
Antonio Oftelie
Executive Director

Antonio Oftelie is Executive Director of LNW and the Public Sector Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard within the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Amy Ramsay
Program Director

Dr. Amy Ramsay is Program Director for Leadership for a Networked World (LNW), where she guides the development of leadership summits, transformation programs and web-based communities of practice.

Christopher DeAngelus
Director of Technology

Christopher DeAngelus is Director of Technology for Leadership for a Networked World, where he develops and manages LNW online properties, digital initiatives, and web-based learning projects.

Lauren Hirshon
Director of Operations and Development

Lauren Hirshon is an organizational change and transformation consultant for governments, nonprofits and businesses. She is currently the Director of Operations and Development for Leadership for a Networked World and a Lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.

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