Mark A. Abramson is a Consultant to the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He served as the Executive Director of the IBM Center from July 1998 to February 2007. Mr. Abramson is co-editor of the IBM Center for the Business of Government Book Series, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. He is also the author or editor of 13 books and has published more than 100 articles on public management. In 2005, he was appointed to the editorial board of the Public Administration Review. He has also served as a Contributing Editor to Government Executive and as a member of the Board of Editors and Forum Editor for The Public Manager. Mr. Abramson has spoken to numerous groups of public servants and public management organizations across the nation, as well as testified before the United States Congress on several occasions. Prior to helping found the IBM Center for the Business of Government (originally the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for The Business of Government), he served as Chairman of Leadership Inc. from 1994 to 1998. Leadership Inc. provided executive seminars for senior government officials from numerous agencies across the federal government. Mr. Abramson is currently President of Leadership Inc.