Leah M. Kral

Director of Strategic Management Systems

As Director of Strategic Management Systems, Leah Kral has worked closely with Mercatus Center program teams for the last 13 years, empowering and training staff on strategic planning, program evaluation, metrics and performance reporting. Additionally, she runs workshops and provides consulting to university centers and think tanks across the country. She manages a team that provides software application support for systems such as Salesforce.  Previously, her professional experience included quality systems in the private sector.  She holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from The University of Central Oklahoma.  For her master's thesis, she researched property rights as a precondition to development, based on her adventures as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica.