I'm currently National Managing Principal for Public Policy at Grant Thornton LLP. I've been working to improve government's performance for almost 25 years, first in the Congress (U.S. House/Senate), then the White House (OMB), and now at Grant Thornton. I'm a Fellow & former Chairman of the National Academy of Public Administration. I was appointed to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, which made important recommendations for better integration of evidence into policymaking. While at the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, I worked with almost every agency on their major management challenges and what they were doing to improve. When President Bush was elected, I joined some of the most talented people in govt @ OMB. And because OMB's at the center of every government initiative, I worked on many of the govt's thorniest issues -- improper payments, competitive sourcing, strategic management of human capital, security clearance reform, IT reform & e-government. My major assignment was improving agency & program performance by assessing & enhancing programs with the PART. Every program got an assessment & developed improvement plans. I also negotiated the Transparency Act (FFATA) & then implemented it (USASpending.gov).
Budget, Government Operations/Innovation
Budgeting and Finance, Human Capital