With a new CEO, this 'ground truth' company wants to ramp up its development work

Maury Blackman.

SAN FRANCISCO — Premise Data, a San Francisco-based crowdsourcing company with emerging applications for the development sector, announced its new chief executive officer on Tuesday, as it works to scale up its platform.

Maury Blackman, who previously led the government technology group Accela, will take the reins from Premise co-founder and CEO David Soloff, who remains on as chairman of the board.

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    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported from all over the world, and freelanced for outlets including the Atlantic and the Washington Post. She is also the West Coast ambassador for the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit that trains and connects journalists to cover responses to problems.