The Fels Institute's team of senior advisors is comprised of leaders across the public and private sectors, from real estate to consulting to politics. These specialists bring decades of expertise to Fels and provide unique professional development opportunities for the graduate students who benefit from their experience.
Barrett & Greene Inc., through principals Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, has done original, much-praised research about state and local government over the course of nearly 25 years. Described by Peter Harkness, founder of Governing Magazine as "by far the most experienced journalists in the country covering public performance," they pioneered "grading the cities, counties and states" in management. Related to that work, they founded the Government Performance Project. They are consultants to the Pew Charitable Trusts government performance unit; contractors to Bloomberg's government work; columnists and correspondents for Governing Magazine; founding editors of the B&G Report, a bi-weekly e-newsletter; and senior fellows at the Governing Institute. They have helped found, and serve on the boards, of two organizations: GovPerformance and the State Government Workforce Project.