Nanette M. Blandin, Vice President and Director of the Center for Public Policy Education at the Brookings Institution, has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
The Academy, chartered by Congress, was created in 1967 to improve the effectiveness of government at all levels. Membership includes current and former members of Congress, cabinet-level officials, senior federal executives, state and local officials, business and non-profit leaders, and scholars with distinguished records in public administration.
“Nanette’s election as a Fellow of NAPA is recognition of her leadership role in the field of public policy education, and of her many contributions at all levels of government,” said Michael H. Armacost, President of the Brookings Institution.
Blandin joined 30 other top officials who were voted NAPA Fellows this month. Other members of the Brookings staff elected Fellows of NAPA previously include Armacost, Paul Light, Vice President and Director of the Governmental Studies program, and scholars Thomas Mann, Stephen Hess, Alice Rivlin, Constance Horner, and Anthony Downs.
Blandin joined Brookings in 1984 as a Senior Staff Member and was appointed Vice President and Director of the Center in 2000. Previously, she held a variety of senior-level policy and management positions in federal and state government. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree with honors in Political Science and French from the University of California. She also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, France and at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.
For more than 50 years, the Center for Public Policy Education has conducted educational seminars for executives in government and business. These programs include fee-based seminars, fellowships and tailored partnerships with federal agencies, corporations and universities. Through the Center’s wide-ranging educational activities, current and emerging leaders from around the world gain valuable information about the decision-making process and critical issues, and fresh perspectives on today’s fast-shifting global economy and geopolitical climate.