A policy wunderkind with a knack for numbers, Jeff originally found a home as a part-time analyst at PSC. Working on the firm’s numerous telephone and mail surveys, he discovered his calling: helping clients turn massive piles of raw data into precise, usable knowledge. An information omnivore, Jeff has made a career consuming and synthesizing information on a wide range of subjects, including information and communications technologies, K–12 and higher education, public finance, survey research, evaluation, and organizational structure and management.

Now, as CEO, Jeff serves as the managing partner of the firm, focusing on the company’s finances, information systems, and consulting operations. He also continues to advise clients on strategic planning, large-scale project management, and advocacy strategies. In addition, Jeff is a frequent public speaker and commentator for radio, print, and television outlets seeking nonpartisan analysis—especially during election years!

Jeff has more than 25 years of experience as a policy analyst, systems analyst, statistician, and manager. Prior to joining PSC, he could be found working on the nonpartisan staff of the Michigan State Senate. Passionate about giving back to the local and regional community, he has served on boards and committees for nonprofit organizations throughout the Midwest, including the Delta Institute (a Chicago-based environmental organization) and the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

Email: jwilliams@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University; MA in Technology, Energy, and Environmental Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota; and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

With PSC since: April 1991

PSC superpower: Making complex data clear and concise

Favorite part of working at PSC: Deploying a core set of skills across a wide variety of issues

Why Michigan? Sensible people, four distinct seasons, and no hurricanes or earthquakes!