Colleen has provided strategy, operations, and organizational consulting services to local, state, and Tribal governments; K-12 and higher education; private companies; utilities and energy; and not-for-profits since 2005.

Colleen’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational development, leadership facilitation and coaching, governance consulting, performance audits, policy development, performance metric development and reporting, business process reengineering, strategic communications and reporting for decision makers, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • 21st Century Internal Audit
    (Transforming Local Government Conference, May 2020)
  • Reserve Policies and Practices
    (NACUBO Annual Conference , July 2019)
  • Strategic Budgeting for Boards
    (CalSAE Operations & Finance Summit, June 2019)
  • Hindsight is 20/20: Internal Controls and Risk Assessments
    (CalCPA Government Accounting and Auditing Conference, May 2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair-elect, Humanities Washington
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Member, International City & County Management Association
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, Society for Corporate Governance


  • BA, english and political science, University of Michigan
  • Certificate, diversity and inclusion, Cornell University
  • MS, public policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University