Ben Levine serves as the Executive Director of MetroLab Network, an international network of local governments and universities focused on data-driven policy and technology transformation addressing public sector priorities. Ben serves as Principal Investigator on several philanthropic and National Science Foundation awards, aimed at cultivating an ecosystem of civic research and innovation in cities and communities. Prior to his current role, Ben served as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for policy development pertaining to state and local government finance, with a particular focus on infrastructure policy. He worked closely with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on the organization and launch of MetroLab Network. Prior to his role at Treasury, Ben worked at Morgan Stanley, where he provided investment banking services to state and local government clients. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and grew up in Pittsburgh.