Skip to main content
Justin Elszasz bio photo

Justin Elszasz

Baltimore, U.S.A.

Chief Data Officer

As the Chief Data Officer for the city of Baltimore, U.S.A., Justin Elszasz is charged with implementing data governance and is responsible for the city’s open-data program, Open Baltimore. He previously served as a Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation. There, he led the CitiStat team and co-founded the Data Fellows program, which recruits and embeds data analysts into city agencies. Prior to the creation of OPI, Elszasz was a data scientist and founding member of the city’s Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded Innovation Team. Elszasz has taught data visualization in a graduate analytics program and has experience in data science, policy analysis, energy efficiency, and design engineering. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and Columbia University.