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Dawn Platt




Executive summary

Dawn Platt is a Principal in Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Practice and a leader in the Technology Transformation Solution Family.

Ms. Platt has over 20 years of experience in information technology and management consulting. She has led many engagements in the areas of information technology strategy and management, business process analysis, portfolio management, program management, and project management in the public and private sectors.

She has led numerous multi-year programs for government agencies to define and implement IT modernization initiatives that help her clients achieve their strategic objectives, improve their performance, and reduce their risk. Ms. Platt is leading a large program to improve IT planning, Agile management practices, and support the organizational transformation for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

In addition, Ms. Platt served as the program manager responsible for the implementation of a Deltek Cost Accounting Solution for Grant Thornton’s Public Sector.

In the course of her career, she has helped public and private sector organizations with their transformations.

Prior to Grant Thornton, Ms. Platt was a management consultant for Fujitsu Consulting and worked in business development for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Scaled Agile (SAFe) Professional Consultant (SPC), Scaled Agile Academy
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Agile Alliance
  • Certified Change Agent (LMCA), LaMarsh
  • ITIL4 Foundations, Certified
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO) University Certification, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Member, Women in Technology (WIT.org)
  • Member, Virginia Tech President’s National Capital Region Leadership Council
  • Recipient, 2008 George Washington University (GWU) Elizabeth B. Adams Memoria Award – awarded annually by the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management to one graduating Masters or Doctoral student for outstanding performance in the field of information systems management.


  • Masters of Science, Information Systems Technology - School of Business – George Washington University.
  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing Management - Pamplin College of Business Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


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