Harry Black is a recognized champion of change and innovation who focuses on transforming organizations by applying best practices and outcome-based strategies. Black’s extensive career includes leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.
Cuurently serve as the Founder & General Manager of Maximus Management Group, LLC. A f management consulting firm helping public sector organizations work smarter, through strategic planning, performance management and data analytics.
Having served as Cincinnati City Manager, was responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government. Served as chief administrator for the city and its 6,300 employees. Tenure exemplified a commitment to building a customer-centric workforce and responsible, effective economic development policies and practices that supported job growth and economic opportunity for all Cincinnatians. Passionate about building strategic and tactical financial-management policies and practices that ensure sustainable fiscal responsibility and vitality. Made Cincinnati a national model for using performance-management best practices and tools and data analytics to make city government more effective and efficient.
Previously held positions as Chief Financial Officer of the City of Baltimore, Co-CEO of Global Commerce Solutions, Inc., Vice President and Program Manager of McKissack & McKissack and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Richmond, VA. Background also included stints with the New York City Transit Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Contracts and the District of Columbia City Government.
Authored Achieving Economic Development Success: Tools That Work, a nuts-and-bolts primer for local governments seeking to improve their economic development policies, strategies and practices. Black also served on multiple boards of directors.
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