- In her new role, the South Asian American will work closely with the governor’s staff and cabinet secretaries to design and implement strategies to enhance performance and service delivery to all Marylanders.
Governor Wes Moore has appointed Asma Mirza as Chief Performance Officer for the State of Maryland. In her new role, the South Asian American “will work closely with the governor’s staff and cabinet secretaries to design and implement strategies to enhance performance and service delivery to all Marylanders,” said the Aug. 31 announcement.
Mirza most recently served as the Deputy for Implementation Management for the White House Infrastructure Implementation Team and Special Assistant to the President, where she helped oversee the implementation of President Joseph R. Biden’s historic $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, according to a press release from the governor’s office. She has spent her career “working on some of the hardest issues facing the country and its economy, from the response to COVID-19, to rebuilding America’s infrastructure, to ensuring a peaceful transition of presidential power in 2016 and 2020,” the press release said.
“I am thrilled to welcome another talented, dedicated and experienced senior staff member to our team,” said Gov. Moore. “Asma’s expertise in leading through change and creating new approaches to solving big challenges will be an exceptional asset to our state and help deliver on our mission to build a stronger Maryland.”
Mitch Landrieu, senior advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator said Mirza has been “a critical part of our success implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, from setting up the process for federal hiring to creating a data process so Americans can see how the law is impacting their community.” She will be “a tremendous asset for Governor Moore as he drives Maryland’s state government performance to new heights,” added.
She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she earned a degree in Leadership and Change Management and Operations Information Management. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland. She is a lifelong resident of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region.