Robert Shea of Grant Thorton on the Private Sector Working with the Public

Through The Noise
February 4, 2016

Robert Shea of Grant Thorton on the Private Sector Working with the Public

Through the Noise #141

Robert Shea // Principal // Grant Thornton

Robert Shea

We start today’s episode by checking in with Mickey of Infamia for the Nonprofit Problem of the Day. Now that you have a Member Community, the challenge is to integrate it into your CRM so your users (and staff) have full functionality.

Today is a bit of a departure as we sit down with Robert Shea of Grant Thornton, one of our rare guests from the private sector. In the Washington region though, even the private sector is deeply embedded in public for the public, as are most of our guests. As the fourth largest employer in Alexandria, VA, Grant Thorton is focused on employee engagement and works with local nonprofits like Act for Alexandria (whose President, John Porter) was previously a guest on Through the Noise) to provide creative and useful ways for employees to contribute their time and energy to making a difference in the community. We also touch on the sometimes confusing concepts of cost and indirect cost for nonprofits. Don’t miss this episode to grab some insights from a different perspective.

Robert Shea is a principal and a member of our Global Public Sector practice. He is on the organizational improvement team and has conducted performance management engagements with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. He was most recently at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as associate director for administration and government performance. Before joining OMB, Shea served as counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment, or innovation.