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Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows

The Governing Institute has recruited an impressive faculty of Sr. Fellows: a diverse group of highly regarded professionals with vast experience in the public sector and expertise in the crucial issues and challenges facing local governments and states. The Governing Sr. Fellows provide thought leadership, strategic direction and hands-on expertise in expanding the Institute’s work and in advancing its mission.

Robert Attmore  
Former Chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and former New York State Auditor
Areas of Expertise:
State and Local Government Accounting, State and Local Governments Generally

 

Judy Baker  
Former Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services and former State Representative, Missouri
Areas of Expertise:
Health and Human Services, Technology and Economic Development

 

Camille Barnett  
Former Managing Director of Philadelphia, PA
and former  Chief Management Officer of Washington, D.C.
Areas of Expertise:
Management, State and Local Governments Generally

 

Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene
Principals, Barrett and Greene, Inc.
Areas of Expertise:
Management, Workforce, State and Local Governments Generally

 

John M. Bernard   
Chairman & Founder, Mass Ingenuity
Areas of Expertise:
Organizational Performance, Effective Government Management

 

John P. Campbell   
President – Latin American Operations, Synergy Management Services
Areas of Expertise:
Corrections, Construction Management, Public-Private Partnerships

 

Charles Chieppo   
Principal, Chieppo Strategies LLC
Former Policy Director, Massachusetts’s Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Areas of Expertise:
Finance, Transportation, Management

 

Robert D. Crutchfield   
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Areas of Expertise:
Criminal Justice, Social & Racial Inequality

 

Kathleen Dalton, Ph.D.   
CEO, EDGE Government Solutions LLC
Former Commissioner of Social Services, Albany County, State of New York
Former Assistant Secretary to the Governor for Health and Human Services (Acting), State of New York
Areas of Expertise:
Health & Human Services, Integrated Data in Government Services

 

Al Delia   
Former Acting Secretary (left office Jan 4, 2013)
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Areas of Expertise:
Health & Human Services, Education

 

Natwar M. Gandhi
Former Chief Financial Officer, Government of the District of Columbia
Areas of Expertise:
Finance, Management

 

Jeremy Kalin
President and CEO, Eutectics Consulting LLC.
Former State Representative, Minnesota
Areas of Expertise:
Energy & Environment, Infrastructure

 

Michael  Lawson
Principal, Performance Management, Organizational Metrics & Public Policy
Areas of Expertise:
State and Local Governments Generally, Management

 

William H. Leighty
Managing Partner, Decide Smart
and Former Chief of Staff to Governor Warner, VA
Areas of Expertise:
Management, State and Local Governments Generally

 

Ron Littlefield
Mayor, City of Chattanooga, TN
Areas of Expertise:
State and Local Governments Generally, Management, Economic Development

 

Justin Marlowe
Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.
Areas of Expertise:
Finance, Economic Development

Jack Mc Gowan
CEM Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Department of Energy GridWise Architecture Council and CEO, President, Energy Control Inc.
Areas of Expertise:
Energy & Environment

 

John Nixon  
Chief Business Officer, University of Utah
Former Director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Areas of Expertise:
Public Sector Finance, Government Management

 
 

Erin O’Connell-Diaz  
Commissioner Emeritus, Illinois Commerce Commission
Areas of Expertise:
Energy & Environment, Infrastructure, Public Utilities

 

 

 

Dugan Petty 
Former Chief Information Officer, State of Oregon
Areas of Expertise:
Technology, Finance, Workforce

 

Sally S. Patrenos
CEO, Patrenos & Associates
Areas of Expertise:
Transportation & Infrastructure, Energy & Environment

 

Quentin Wilson
Principal, Performance Excellence
Former Director of Revenue and Commissioner of Higher Education, State of Missouri
Areas of Expertise:
Public Administration & Policy, Managing for Results

 

Lisa Wong
Former Mayor of Fitchburg, MA
Areas of Expertise:
Municipal Management, Economic Development

SENIOR ADVISOR

Futurist, economist and best-selling author Rebecca Ryan joined the Governing Institute as a Senior Advisor in 2016. As Senior Advisor, Ryan will:

  • Keynote at the Governing Leadership Forums (including Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts and California) and at Governing's June Government Performance and Innovation Summit in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Write several long form articles for governing.com about the future of government and provide insights for Voices of the Governing Institute at www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices
  • Provide strategic advice to the Governing Institute regarding special projects and programs

Rebecca Ryan
Rebecca Ryan is a professional futurist and author who helps communities figure out what’s next. Find her online at RebeccaRyan.com