Fels Consulting Group is led by the vision and expertise of our Senior Advisors. These expert practitioners bring decades of experience to bear and work closely with the practice’s directors, other seasoned Senior Consultants and the graduate students who work as Associate Consultants in order to pursue and achieve high-impact projects.
Kevin C. Gillen Ph.D. is an economist who holds a position as a Senior Research Consultant with the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. With a background in urban economics and real estate finance, Dr. Gillen’s consulting practice is concentrated in applied work in the analysis of real estate developments and operation of real estate markets, including their fiscal, economic and financial implications.
Heather Gleason has deep expertise in technical grant management and program evaluation, group facilitation and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Ms. Gleason worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she served on a firm-wide committee established to expand the firm’s grants capabilities and service offerings within the federal government.
Sallie Glickman is a civic entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to building and nurturing collaborative structures focused on major social issues, with a passion for efforts that unite the expansion of opportunity for individuals with the economic growth objectives of companies, regions, and countries.
Eric Rabe is an expert in corporate communications and management strategies. Formerly, he led Verizon’s media relations and corporate communications teams. He comments frequently on communications and technology, and his views are regularly reported in various major publications. Rabe’s firm, Eric Rabe Communications Strategy, helps organizations analyze communications issues they face, plan long-term solutions and execute effective communications and issue management tactics within and outside the organization. Rabe holds degrees in journalism and organization dynamics from Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania.