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Hallie Preskill

    Managing Director
hallie.preskill@fsg.org  

Overview

For more than 25 years, Hallie has provided evaluation, organizational learning, and  training workshops and services for healthcare, nonprofit, education, foundation, government, and corporate organizations.

Role at FSG

Hallie leads FSG's Strategic Evaluation approach area.  She leads a team of experienced consultants who provide evaluation expertise over a wide range of topic areas, including healthcare, economic development, youth and education, substance abuse prevention and treatment, community engagement, and human rights. Hallie guides clients on planning and conducting evaluations, developing strategic learning and evaluation systems, building shared measurement systems, building evaluation capacity, and facilitating organizational learning. She develops tools, resources, guides, articles, and books that help the field grow and learn how to do more relevant, credible, and useful strategic evaluations.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG in 2009, Hallie held academic positions at three different universities, where she taught courses in program evaluation, organizational learning, Appreciative Inquiry, consulting, and training. She received the American Evaluation Association’s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Outstanding Professional Practice in 2002 and the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. In 2007, she served as President of the American Evaluation Association. 

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD, Evaluation and Training
  • MA, Elementary and Special Education
  • BA, Spanish

Affiliations

On Working at FSG

"I am at FSG because it is a true learning organization fully dedicated to doing what is right and good, and in ways that respect and honor both clients and our staff. Being at FSG allows us to explore the intersection of strategy and evaluation, which creates exciting possibilities for achieving social impact goals. After spending 22 years in academia, I decided to return to working more directly with organizations that cared about improving the lives of others. While I always hoped I was making a difference through my teaching, research, and writing, I knew I wanted to make a different kind of difference. At FSG, I have the privilege of guiding our strategic learning and evaluation practice, through which we design and implement evaluations, evaluation systems, workshops, webinars, and organizational learning processes, in addition to building the field’s evaluation knowledge."

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