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Jeff Friedman

State & Local Government Partner Manager


Jeff Friedman is the State and Local Government Partner Manager at Granicus and the Founder/CEO​​ of​​ The Kensington Collaborative, providing business development as-a-service and subject matter expertise to technology companies seeking to achieve visibility and impact in the public sector. Previously, Jeff led state and local government utilities and smart city activity for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to AWS, Jeff served in a variety of capacities in tech (Microsoft, Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation & Technology) and consulting (Public Financial Management, Deloitte), always focused on improving organizational performance driving better quality-of-life and services for constituents. Notably, Jeff worked for Mayor Michael Nutter, where he launched Philadelphia’s 311 program, co-founded and co-chaired the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, initiated a Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported social enterprise tech accelerator, and managed civic tech projects built by Code for America Fellows.

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