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Public institutions — from universities to NGOs to trade associations — have never played a more prominent role in society. At the same time, the operating models of these organizations have had to adapt to a more complex funding landscape amid heightened public scrutiny and expectations. The leaders of these institutions are under pressure to drive significant cultural and operational change in entirely new environments. 

Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Service (PSS) Practice uses its global reach and long experience in the space to help a wide range of public institutions assess their organizational structure, design role descriptions that reflect this new reality, and build leadership teams that have the competencies and the commitment essential for success today. We work to structure our PSS engagement teams so that they include consultants who have both the requisite expertise and networks and a personal interest in your organization’s mission. We have had the privilege of working with hundreds of the world’s leading public organizations on their leadership journeys and we look forward to working on yours.

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Public & Social Sector Consultants

Bart Blommers

Bart Blommers

Amsterdam

Global Lead

Bart Blommers, based in Amsterdam, specializes in the technology and industrial space and leads our global Public and Social Sector Practice. Read more

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Watson, based in Washington, D.C., is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice, serving clients across the health-care spectrum. Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal… Read more

Jhaymee Tynan

Jhaymee Tynan

Washington, D.C.

Jhaymee Tynan, based in Washington, D.C., is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s global Health Services, Public and Social Sector, and Diversity… Read more

Heather Godsmark

Heather Godsmark

Washington, D.C.

Heather Godsmark is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity and Services practices. She draws on her extensive experience in infrastructure… Read more

Christina Ng

Christina Ng

Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Christina Ng is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice and Public & Social Sector Practice. A seasoned senior leader and… Read more

Andrea Kilpatrick

Andrea Kilpatrick

New York

Andrea is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Practice where she leads the firm’s work with “creators”. Partnering with the… Read more

Kenna Baudin

Kenna Baudin

New York

Based in New York, Kenna Wyllie Baudin serves as Global Co-Head of Private Equity. She focuses on senior-level executives at private equity funds… Read more

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington, D.C.

Neil Hindle, based in New York, was the former Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing… Read more

Akiba Smith-Francis

Akiba Smith-Francis

New York

Akiba Smith-Francis, based in New York, belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Sustainability and Public and Social Sector practices. Read more

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital practice. Anna is an experienced advisor, founder, and… Read more

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice where serves clients in the Media, Entertainment, and lifestyle… Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, leads the firm’s Leadership Advisory practice. He was Egon Zehnder’s U. S. Managing Partner from 2010 to 2016 and… Read more

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington, D.C.

Simmi Singh is based in Egon Zehnder’s Chicago office, and in her decade with the Firm, has played a founding and leadership role in the Firm’s… Read more

Donald Chae

Donald Chae

Chicago

At Egon Zehnder, Donald serves clients primarily in the Financial Services and CFO practices. Within Financial Services, he works across sectors… Read more

Joon Yoon

Joon Yoon

Dallas

Joon Yoon, based in Dallas, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers, Technology, and Services practices. Read more


Thought Leadership | Public & Social Sector

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How the COVID-19 Crisis Is Changing – and Challenging – Humanitarian and Development Organizations

How the COVID-19 Crisis Is Changing – and Challenging – Humanitarian and Development Organizations

CEOs of NGOs share how the pandemic has changed their views on their organizations and their work in the world. Read more

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Stepping Into the Breach

The U.S. university is at an inflection point unlike anything it has experienced since its emergence at the beginning of the 20th century. The… Read more

Great People Decisions in the Public Sector

Great People Decisions in the Public Sector

In most developed economies around the world, public sector intervention is becoming more widespread. This not only includes new and stricter regulations, but even… Read more

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