CountyStat Manager, Montgomery County, MD
Dave Gottesman is the CountyStat Manager for Montgomery County, Maryland (pop. 1,052,567), in the Office of the County Executive. CountyStat is Montgomery County’s performance management and data analytics team designed to drive accountability, transparency, and the strategic use of data to monitor and improve the performance, effectiveness, and efficiency of County services. Prior to joining Montgomery County, Dave served from 2008 to 2012 as the Director of Budget and Performance Management for the Town of North Hempstead, New York (pop. 230,000). He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada and served on their Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy from 2011 to 2017, and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Washington, DC site where he teaches a course on Leadership. Dave holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, a Certified Public Manager designation from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Institute for Regional Excellence, and served as a Local Government Fellow with Results for America.