Understanding complex patterns has been a lifelong interest for Tim, so he turned his analytical curiosity into a career, finding solutions of all kinds by picking apart the details of a problem and organizing them in a way that makes sense. Paired with his desire to better the lives and well-being of others, the result is an innate ability to bridge the gap between divergent viewpoints to solve complex problems compassionately.

It was this desire to broadly affect residents of Michigan that drew Tim to PSC. As a vice president on the talent and economics team, he specializes in community and economic development, municipal management, and organizational development. Tim conducts research and analyzes policy for clients at the local, regional, and state levels, taking on challenges that range from broad policy development to tactical implementation.

Tim comes to PSC after serving as deputy city manager and director of planning, building, and development for the City of East Lansing, where he managed organizational strategy and day-to-day operations. Tim also has experience working in the nonprofit and private sectors.

Email: tdempsey@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BA in Geography from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an MA in Geography from Miami University

With PSC since: August 2019

PSC superpower: Bridging the gap between dreams and practical solutions

Favorite part of working at PSC: Helping organizations across the state improve the lives of Michiganders

Why Michigan? It’s like growing up near home (Buffalo, New York), full of hardworking, down-to-earth people