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.