Peter Plastrik is a cofounder of the Innovation Network for Communities (INC), a nonprofit national network that develops and spreads scalable innovations that transform the performance of community systems. Before founding INC with John Cleveland, Peter served as a partner in Integral Assets Consulting, a firm that specialized in strategic planning, innovation development, and organizational development with nonprofits, foundations, networks, and social enterprises. He was also CEO of New Urban Learning, a nonprofit that started and managed innovative schools in Detroit and served as a senior executive of the Michigan Partnership for New Education, a public-private partnership seeking reform of the state education system. Before that, he served in a number of public-service positions, including Chief Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Commerce, President of the Michigan Strategic Fund, and Executive Director of Michigan Governor James Blanchard?s Jobs and Economic Development Cabinet Council. A prolific author, Peter wrote Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government and The Reinventor?s Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government with coauthor David Osborne. He is also a veteran newspaper reporter, having worked for Booth Newspapers in the State Capitol (Lansing, Michigan) Bureau and The Kalamazoo Gazette. Peter lives on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.