Deanna Kimball is a senior managing consultant in the firm’s Management and Budget Consulting practice, where she leads projects with large-scale governments and specializes in tax policy, organizational assessment, business process improvement and financial and strategic planning.
Recently, Deanna managed a project for the University of Massachusetts, where she recommended changes to the organizational structure and functional clusters of the Treasurer’s Office. She is also currently managing an engagement with the City of Houston focused on exploring managed competition of the City’s fleet services as well as a project providing financial expertise as part of a larger performance audit of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Other recent projects include an analysis of the revenue sharing agreements between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the nonprofits charged with managing its historical sites, a performance audit of the State of Oklahoma’s internal services agency, an operations study of the City of Cincinnati’s income tax collection process and a review of the City of Fort Worth’s payroll process. In addition, since 2017, Deanna has assisted the State of Oklahoma’s Incentive Evaluation Commission with comprehensive evaluations of the State’s business incentives.
Prior to joining PFM, Deanna was a budget analyst with the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she prepared analyses and recommendations for school resource planning. Projects included preparation of quarterly school-wide forecasts and profit/loss analyses, enrollment and revenue estimates and the annual completion of five-year budget projections.
Previously, Deanna served as a budget and management analyst for the State of Ohio’s Office of Budget and Management, where she analyzed and monitored financial matters affecting the State’s behavioral health agencies, boards and commissions. Projects included the consolidation of two cabinet-level departments into a single state agency and the preparation of the Governor’s Monthly Financial Report, detailing the State’s economic forecast, revenues and preliminary monthly disbursements.