Get to know Saif Rehman

Why You Should Vote for Dr. Saif Rehman

When the first of my three children were born in 2006, I turned to education to ensure I could provide for my family, starting a PhD and a company in the same year.  Today, all three of my children (ages, 12, 10 & 5) are in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS).  Education brings opportunity to anyone willing to learn, but if we fail to give our children equal opportunity to succeed in the classroom, we deny them that opportunity.  That’s why I’m running.  I want my children – and all students of Howard County Public Schools – to have an equal chance to succeed.

That’s a big job considering the HCPSS has more than 56,000 students, 76 schools, over 12,000 staff, and a budget approaching a billion dollars.

This year we will elect four new Board members.  The three sitting Board members have only two years’ experience.  Yet this relatively inexperienced Board will immediately face an ongoing budget crisis demanding decisive management, leadership skills and must decide a host of issues that will affect our children’s education for years to come.

Now more than ever, we need to elect experienced and skilled leaders who can make a difference on DAY ONE.

I’m uniquely prepared to accept this challenge.  Over the course of my 25-year plus career in Information Technology, I’ve served in leadership roles at companies all over the country, including my own business, NextGen Consulting, recognized by Inc. 500 and many other organizations as one of the best and fastest growing IT companies in America.

I’ve been on the front lines of strategy, finance, management, procurement and leadership as an analyst and executive.  I’ve managed tens of thousands of consultants and budgets of hundreds of millions of dollars.  I’ve been directly responsible for assuring these very large budgets were vigilantly managed to maximize every dollar, while meeting the organizations’ priorities and increasing earnings for shareholders.  I practiced my belief that making all the moving parts of a large organization work together that requires a commitment to open communication, from Board members to staff, from vendors to customers.

As a government consultant, I’ve saved taxpayer money without compromising the quality of government services.

These skills: leadership, management, procurement, finance, and communication are the reason why I’m the best candidate for Howard County Public School Board in 2018.  I would be honored to have your vote on June 26, 2018.

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