For Immediate Release
Contact: Phil Lewis, The Rossman Group
Public Sector Consultants Celebrates 30 Years
LANSING, Mich. – Public Sector Consultants, a home-grown public policy research firm that has earned a national reputation for its innovative, bipartisan approach to finding common-sense solutions to complex problems, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. A couple hundred friends and supporters joined PSC staffers today at Troppo restaurant in downtown Lansing for the party, appropriately called “30 Rocks!”
“We’re intensely proud of our work and feel our best years are yet to come,” said Jeff Williams, senior vice president and third-generation part-owner of PSC. “Our strength is our ability to work with both parties and build bridges between the public and private sectors to reach consensus to serve the public good,” echoes Peter Pratt, senior vice president and fellow third-generation owner.
PSC has earned a Switzerland-like reputation for neutrality that has allowed it to successfully research and analyze many public policy issues, with a particular emphasis on education, health and the environment.
Throughout its history, PSC has been commissioned by hundreds of local, state, and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private business in Michigan and across the nation to conduct timely and thoughtful public policy research.
PSC has earned a sterling reputation for solid work through such notable publications as the Economic Bulletin, the Public Sector Reports series, and a highly regarded issues handbook called Michigan in Brief, considered a must-read among policymakers. PSC has staffed gubernatorial commissions over the years to get to the heart of issues ranging from infant mortality and higher education to mental health and land use.
“Our firm has grown from a pure think-tank in its early days to an organization that is uniquely equipped today to examine strategic public policy choices and help formulate broad-based solutions,” said Bill Rustem, president and CEO of PSC. “Our commitment to independence makes us a trusted neutral convener, bringing together diverse stakeholders to work on Michigan’s most critical issues.”
PSC’s staff of more than two dozen include experts with prior experience in state departments, the legislature, nonprofits, and issue advocacy at the state and federal level. The firm is proud to call downtown Lansing home, and has expanded to include staff located in both Michigan and Minnesota.