This January, the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is pleased to welcome Debbie Reed and David Sheppard to its Advisory Board. 

Debbie Reed directs the Human Services Division for Mathematica, an employee-owned research, analytics, and consulting firm with a mission to improve public wellbeing by being an insight partner for government agencies and the private sector in the United States and internationally. Debbie is also a member of Mathematica’s senior management team, which is responsible for company vision, leadership, and management. She is an expert in labor economics with research interests in policies and programs for underserved communities.  

David Sheppard began his career working for the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General in Washington, DC and has been in the inspector general community for over three decades. He initially conducted audits and evaluations of Commerce’s trade promotion efforts, traveling to nearly 20 foreign countries and almost every state in the U.S. The Commerce Inspector General appointed David as the Seattle Regional Inspector General in February 2002, where he has oversight responsibilities for Commerce Department programs and operations. 

The purpose of the Evans School Advisory Board is to connect the school with the larger community. Board members are volunteers who help us forge meaningful ties among students, alumni, donors, community leaders, and elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Board members also serve as mentors for our students, showcasing the distinguished public and nonprofit service some of our graduates have come to exemplify. 

Welcome Debbie and David! We’re grateful for your support – and the support of all our Advisory Board Members – in service to the Evans School and the future of public service leadership.  

View the full list of Evans School Advisory Board members here.