John M. Bernard
John M. Bernard, a senior fellow of the Governing Institute, is the president of John M. Bernard LLC and was the founder of Portland, Ore.-based Mass Ingenuity. He is the author of Government That Works: the Results Revolution in the States and Business at the Speed of Now. With a focus on teaching public-sector leaders to apply business best practices to the work of government, he has worked with leadership in Arizona, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington state.
Bernard has an extensive business background, having worked globally as an executive in everything from a high-tech startup to multibillion-dollar financial-services companies and manufacturing firms. He has a degree in mass communications and journalism from the University of Portland.