The vision

CXOs with varied industry public sector backgrounds to…

Drive research, collaboration and innovation in Public Service.

Contribute their practical experience and insight, enabling an exchange of ideas and delivery of workable solutions.

Energize sales and delivery to differentiate Accenture in the marketplace.

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Public service for a new era

Program objectives

Better results for clients

We are in a better position to help our clients achieve better results.

Open doors

See beyond the illusion of customer loyalty.

Recruit the best fellows

Recruits possess real experiences to help design and promote our key offerings.

Drive thought leadership

Strengthen our thought leadership in the PS market.

Build our brand

Leverage visionaries to improve government services and operations.

Be a leader in transformation and innovation

Help clients create transformation agenda through innovation.

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Kennon Briggs

Former Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at North Carolina Community College System

Prior to retiring from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) in 2012, Kennon D. Briggs served over four years as executive vice president and chief of staff, and over a decade as vice president for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for NCCCS. Before NCCCS, Briggs had been a budget analyst in the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management for eleven years, overseeing community colleges and the University of North Carolina System. He began his career in local government as a county manager.

Since retiring, Briggs continues to engage in NCCCS matters, consulting on leadership training, professional development, budget analysis, management assessments and college policy manuals. He is a recipient of the “Order of the Long Leaf Pine,” the highest civilian award given by the Governor and was selected as an Outstanding Fiscal Officer on in North Carolina state government.

Peter Hutchinson

Former Accenture Managing Director, Public Service Strategy Lead, State, Provincial and Local Government Practice, North America

Peter Hutchinson is a management consultant and was a strategy lead for Accenture's State, Provincial and Local Government Practice, where he strategized use of resources to address policy challenges faced by governmental, education and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Accenture in 2012, Hutchinson served as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Finance, as Minneapolis' superintendent of schools, as the city's deputy mayor, as corporate vice president of the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target) and as president of the Bush Foundation, one of Minnesota’s largest independent foundations. In 2006, Hutchinson was a candidate for Governor of Minnesota.

Hutchinson co-authored the 2006 book "The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis," and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Bill Kilmartin

Former Accenture Managing Director and Finance and Administration Lead, North America

Bill Kilmartin is a Public Service strategy consultant, providing guidance to state and local governments in Rhode Island, Florida and Washington and more with an emphasis in financial, human resources and procurement transformation since joining Accenture in 2001. Leveraging his 23-year career in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and 10-year position as the State Comptroller and the president of the National Association of State Comptrollers, Kilmartin works with organizations to incorporate sophisticated tools and methods into their technology implementation and enterprise resource planning solutions.

As the State Comptroller from 1989 to 1999, Kilmartin directed efforts to transform statewide administrative processes through technology. Kilmartin has won numerous awards, including the Achievement of the Year award from the Association of Government Accountants and more.

Todd Kimbriel

Senior Advisory Consultant at BCforward, Former State of Texas Chief Information Officer

Todd L. Kimbriel is a technology executive with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors as the former chief information officer for the State of Texas. Prior to his role with the State, he was a senior director for the technology company Broadwing Communications. This experience gives Kimbriel in-depth understanding of transforming constituent services. As the CIO for Texas, he redefined IT shared services, drove a first-of-its-kind digital assistant platform for citizens and implemented a formal telework program.

Kimbriel is nationally recognized, serving on the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Board of Directors as treasurer and vice president, and as a board member for the Center for Internet Security. He received numerous awards during his tenure as Texas CIO for his accomplishments.

Rick Webb

Former Accenture Managing Director, Health and Public Service Practice, Public Service Industry Technology Strategy Lead, North America

Prior to retiring from Accenture earlier this year, Rick Webb served as a managing director in Health and Public Service for over 16 years, using his experience in rural and regional economic development. Webb served 13 years in government first as the executive vice president of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, as the first director of AdvantageWest and then as the assistant secretary for the North Carolina Department of Commerce in 1996.

Beginning in September 1997, Webb was appointed by Governor James B. Hunt as the North Carolina chief information officer to guide IT initiatives over his three-year tenure. He continues to work on state and local government as the Chair of the National Association of Chief Information Officers Corporate Leadership Council.

Key characteristics of a government senior advisor

Strong background and first-hand experience

as an executive leader in local, state or higher education in areas of focus for our consulting and industry platform teams.

Industry thought leader

who has a proven track record in transforming government programs and operations.

A robust network

among other state, local and higher education institutions.

Good communication and writing skills

to produce thought leadership articles and and client presentations.

Able to leverage social media

to promote initiatives Accenture is driving into the marketplace.

Not identified as a political figure

who could have challenges working with leaders in both political parties.

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What we think

Public service organizations are at the center of an uncertain period of community and economic life.

Accenture and NASCIO surveyed state CIOs to understand their role in driving innovation.

Governments must have a strong leader at the helm to make the citizen experience a priority.

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