NGA Completes Leadership Team

Focused on Assisting Governors During Pandemic

Completing the National Governors Association’s new leadership team, Timothy Blute will lead its Center for Best Practices, NGA announced today. The association is working with governors on sharing information and best practices, as well as advocating with the federal government on behalf of governors, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since September, Blute has served as the interim director of the Center for Best Practices, which is the only research and development resource that directly serves governors in providing bipartisan policy solutions, information sharing and technical assistance.

Blute’s permanent appointment rounds out a new NGA senior leadership team, which also includes Executive Director Bill McBride, Chief Operating Officer LeAnne Wilson, Government Relations Director Susie Perez Quinn and Communications Director Eric Wohlschlegel.

As governors lead responses to the pandemic in their states and territories, NGA staff have held frequent calls with governors and their staff and provided one-on-one assistance, timely issue briefs, and comprehensive website resources.

Blute holds a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

He also served as a program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Homeland Security & Public Safety Division.