Covid-19 Update


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Econsult Solutions is having staff members work from home. This form of “social distancing” has been implemented with the safety of our staff and the community at large in mind. We have instituted all necessary remote-working features and remain open for business, hard at work on current engagements and eager to hear how we can support your needs. 

These are extraordinary times. The global pandemic has reached every aspect of every life in every corner of the world. More than ever, ESI stands ready to apply economics, strategy, and insight to help you move forward. Be on the lookout for additional content on our blog, Present Value. Together we will emerge stronger and wiser. 

Dianne Reed

Dianne Reed, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Dr. Dianne Reed is Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions. Dr. Reed is the Principal and Practice Leader of reed|group LLC, a Public Sector Management Consulting firm. The firm specializes in providing strategic planning, alliance exploration, and business process analysis for government, K-12, and higher education institutions. In addition, her background includes activity-based costing, business plan/start-up implementation plan, outsourcing/alternatives analysis, policies and procedures manuals, project management, responsibility-center budgeting, strategic budgeting.

With over 25 years of experience in the public sector, Dr. Reed brings considerable tested knowledge to the firm. She spent eight years as a senior manager at KPMG, fifteen years as the executive director of three widely different nonprofits—a policy research organization, an employers’ association, and a social service agency. For six years, she worked with the City of Philadelphia, with more than three years as the Budget Director. Her educational experience includes serving as an assistant professor at Temple University, a Mellon Fellow, and executive assistant to a center director.

Her current affiliations include the Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and the Safety and Engagement Committee of the School District of Philadelphia.

Dr. Reed earned her Masters of Government Administration from the Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.