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Ben Horwitz

Advisory Council Chair

Ben Horwitz is Chair of the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah.

Ben is a nationally recognized expert in data-driven policy management and criminal justice data systems. Ben’s work has been instrumental in analyzing organizational problems, evaluating possible solutions, and building data-driven organizations.

Ben’s influential collaborations have been with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Policing Institute, Albuquerque Police Department, Puerto Rico Police Bureau, the Baltimore Police Department, and others. Before launching AH Datalytics, Ben worked as the Director of Analytics for the New Orleans Police Department, where he instituted a crime analyst unit and implemented the nationally recognized Management Analytics for Excellence (MAX). This platform assists in optimizing police management in the areas of crime, community policing, consent decree compliance, and much more.

He has built numerous dashboards and data visualizations that are publicly available and has created methodologies, authored analyses, and disseminated economic, demographic, and other data sets to serve governmental, business, and non-profit organizations. Ben has a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University that specializes in the intersection of data, information systems, and public policy. Ben holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from American University.