In his capacity as Program and Operations Manager, Dean Woodley Ball assists Scala’s strategic outreach and planning for Scala’s conferences and other public events. He also manages operations relating to development, technology and finances. In addition, he is the Senior Program Manager of the State and Local Governance Initiative at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. In that role he forges partnerships with state and local governments across the United States to create data-driven research with tangible recommendations for policymakers. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, a Vermont-based non-profit dedicated to the legacy of America’s 30th president. He spent seven years at the Manhattan Institute in a variety of roles, including as Director of the Adam Smith Society and Deputy Director of State and Local Policy. Dean graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College in 2014 with a B.A. in history. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.