Philip J. Kangas is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Alexandria office with 18 years of experience in government and consulting. He is responsible for the border security subsegment within the Global Security & Justice Strategic Business Unit of the Public Sector practice. He has 16 years of experience in consulting engagements to the federal government, related to strategic planning, business process re-engineering and improvement, business case analysis, workload assessment, performance measurement, and acquisition activities. Prior to his consulting, he gained firsthand experience working in government at the federal, state and local level.
- Business consulting
Professional qualifications and memberships
Association of Government Accountants, Certified Government Financial Manager
Project Management International, Project Management Professional
American Society for Quality, Six Sigma Black Belt
Presentations and publications
Author, “The Balancing Act: Acquisition in an Unabated Crisis,” Professional Services Council & Grant Thornton LLP, Bi-Annual Acquisition Policy Survey Report. December 2012.
Author, “Stakeholder Management 101: Consider Those Most Affected to Create Lasting Change,” Quality Progress, March 2011.
Author, “Multi-Sector Workforce Collaboration: Sourcing for Improved Performance,” The Public Manager, Spring 2010.
Co-author with Robert Shea, “Minimizing Risk to Recovery: Avoiding Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Federal Recovery Project Spending,” Strategic Public Management: Best Practices from Government and Nonprofit Organizations, Editors Howard R. Balanoff and Warren Master, Management Concepts, Inc., 2010.
ACT for Alexandria, Board Member
Professional Services Council, Board Member
Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, Thought Leadership Committee
Senior Executive Fellows Program Graduate — Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
MPA, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs — Syracuse University
BA, History, Political Science, John Carroll University
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