Andrew Kleine

Chief Administrative Officer

andrew kleineAndrew Kleine is a nationally recognized leader in budgeting for outcomes, long-term financial planning, lean government, and pension and health benefits reform. He received the 2016 National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the author of the new book, City on the Line: How Baltimore Transformed its Budget to Beat the Great Recession and Deliver Outcomes.

Kleine served as Baltimore’s budget director from 2008 to 2018, after nearly 15 years of federal government service that included budget and policy positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation, White House Office of Management and Budget, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Kleine led the development of Baltimore’s first, 10-year financial plan, which has already cut a large structural budget deficit in half, reduced taxes, shrunk unfunded liabilities by 25 percent, pumped more than $250 million into infrastructure projects, and boosted the City’s bond rating.

He has a long record of civic involvement in Montgomery County. He has served as treasurer of Casa de Maryland and moderator of the President’s Council of Silver Spring Civic Associations, and currently sits on the board of the Montgomery County Revenue Authority. He co-founded the nonprofit CHEER (Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research), which supports low-income families in Long Branch and Takoma Park. He has also coached youth soccer, baseball, and basketball.

Kleine holds a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He lives with his wife Kelly and children, Sara Gail and Schroeder, in Silver Spring.