Mike Powell has joined Baltimore-based public sector management consulting firm UPD Consulting as a senior consultant. Powell has spent more than 15 years in government change management, most recently as Maryland’s chief innovation officer and a member of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s senior staff. At UPD, Mike will concentrate on its education practice, as well as other state and local government areas, including health, human services, public safety and public works. Powell holds a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University and a Master of Arts from Miami University. He is on the board of the Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation.