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Martin O'Malley

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley shares his thoughts on leadership and innovation and examines the nation’s most crucial issues, including health care reform, the environment, entrepreneurship, the future of education and leadership and governing in the information age.
Governor of Maryland (2007-2015); Mayor, City of Baltimore (1999-2007)

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  • American Politics
  • U.S. Current Events
  • U.S. Government Regulation
  • U.S. Environmental Policy
  • Immigration Policy

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  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • The Health Care Industry
  • The Technology Industry

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley shares his thoughts on leadership and innovation and examines the nation’s most crucial issues, including health care reform, the environment, entrepreneurship and the future of education and leadership/governing in the information age.

Two-term governor of Maryland hailed for his effective actions and balanced priorities, Martin O’Malley delivered results for the constituents of his state by focusing on job creation and increasing opportunities. Under Governor O’Malley’s leadership, Maryland was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as #1 in innovation and entrepreneurship for three years running as well as #1 in the nation in STEM jobs. The College Board organization named Maryland one of the top states in the nation in holding down the cost of college tuition, and Education Week recognized Maryland has having the best public schools in America for an unprecedented five years in a row. Prior to serving as governor for two terms, O’Malley served two terms as the mayor of Baltimore. During his mayoral tenure, TIME named him "one of American’s top five big city mayors" and Esquire called him "the best young mayor in America." He also took action to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and worked to ensure equal rights for all Marylanders by signing marriage equality into law. Washington Monthly called him "arguably the best manager working in government," and Governing magazine named him "Public Official of the Year." He discusses with audiences a wide range of topics, including current events, his thoughts on infrastructure investment, public safety, the future of education, health care reform, the economy, innovation and entrepreneurship, the environment, cybersecurity, open data and immigration reform, and other critical issues facing the country.

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Remarks by Governor Martin O’Malley

Governor Martin O’Malley draws on his experiences as governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore offering his unique insights on a wide range of topics impacting Americans today, including:

  • The 2016 race for the White House: Lessons learned, behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the campaign trail, and both the challenges and opportunities that face the future of our country 
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in the information age
  • The threats and opportunities of both national and global cybersecurity issues and how we can prepare the next generation with the right skills
  • The environment, clean water, and opportunities for businesses in the face of climate change
  • Current events, public safety, the future of education, health care reform, the economy, open data and immigration reform

Leadership and Governing in the Information Age

Through the stories, wisdom, talents and commitment of others, Governor Martin O’Malley learned to forge a new way of governing as both mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland. O’Malley understands that leadership has changed from top-level hierarchy to the center of a collaborative circle, and that the public now often learns information just as fast – if not prior – to leaders today. Enabled by new technologies such as geographic information systems, common platforms and the Internet, O’Malley successfully recaptured the trust of the citizens of Baltimore and subsequently the state of Maryland. One of his first actions as governor was to implement the same CitiStat system he used to manage Baltimore. CitiStat received the “Innovations in Government” award by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This new way of governing has now spread to cities and towns all across the United States and is a model for improving the quality of life shared by all and a promise of a more effective way of governing at every level of our government—local, state and federal.

Future of Health Care Reform

Governor Martin O'Malley shares his experience as governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore presenting his insights into reducing health care costs and implementing next-generation reforms. Under his data-driven leadership, Maryland exceeded its goals and expanded reliable and quality health care coverage to over 700,000 Marylanders—nearly a third of them children.