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Sharon Paley

Deputy Director

Sharon Paley is Deputy Director and co-founder of the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining GovEx, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Baltimore Tech Council, where was honored by the Obama White House for her work building and growing the city’s civic hacking community. Subsequently, Sharon co-founded Hack Baltimore, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion and use of open data, and received a gubernatorial appointment to the Maryland State Council on Open Data. While she spent the majority of her career in NGO operations, Sharon also ran startup accelerators and served in local government. Sharon and her husband, two daughters, three fish, a cat, and a dog are an unapologetically sports obsessed family. (Yes, fish like sports.)

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