Chief Performance Officer

Kathleen Weisenberger

Kathleen Weisenberger joined the Missouri City team in June 2016 to serve in the newly created position of Chief Performance Officer. Kathleen has spent the better part of the past decade in various capacities at local, state, and federal levels of government. Kathleen has also spent time living and working in China and in Athens, Greece. Kathleen began her career as a contracted Media Operations Analyst for the National Operations Center of Homeland Security in Washington DC. After finding her passion for local government, she spent four years with the City of Austin. After a brief period in the private sector as the Corporate Communications Manager for a national retain chain, Kathleen is pleased to return to local government to focus her diverse experiences upon performance development for the Missouri City organization.


As an arm of the City Manager’s Office, Office of Performance and Strategic Initiatives works to spearhead organization-wide programs and projects related to performance improvement, transparency and achievement of strategic goals. The primary mission of the Chief Performance Officer is to engage our workforce in creating a culture of performance and leadership at all levels, continuous improvement, accountability, and transparency to improve organizational outcomes. The Chief Performance Officer also serves as the City Manager's Office liaison to the Visitor's Center and Quail Valley Golf Course.
Responsibilities include maximizing the use of performance information, managing the annual Business Planning Process, development and monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) to track the City’s progress toward key organizational goals, developing and executing strategic planning sessions for organizational leadership, creating opportunities to recognize employee efforts and exemplifications of HPO principles, and providing data and resources to assist in department-driven projects and requests relating to performance improvement and increased transparency.

Memberships & Education

Kathleen earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus in Politics and Diplomacy from Texas A&M University and completed a Master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus in Policy from the Bush School of Public Service. Kathleen also has completed the Leading Educating and Developing (LEAD) program on the dynamics of crafting a high performance organization through the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. She is also a member of the International City/County Management Association.