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Robert Shea

Robert is a Principal at Grant Thornton where he leads the Public Sector Strategy Practice. He leads strategic and performance management engagements for federal, state, and local government agencies. Robert was a member of the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking, which developed recommendations to improve access to and use of evidence in policymaking. Before joining Grant Thornton, Robert was at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as Associate Director for Administration and Government Performance.  In addition to managing OMB’s internal operations, Robert led the President’s Performance Improvement Initiative, administered the Program Assessment Rating Tool, advised on government human capital policy, and led interagency collaborations in the areas of food safety and implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act.  Before joining OMB, Robert served as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Sessions (TX), and Professional Staff Member with the House Committee on Government Reform. He is a graduate of Connecticut College, in New London, Connecticut, and South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas. Robert, his wife, Eva, and their three girls, Haley, Hannah, and Mimi, reside in Alexandria, Virginia.