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Hallie Preskill

Managing Director

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

Hallie leads FSG’s Strategic Learning and Evaluation approach area. She leads a team of experienced consultants who provide evaluation expertise over a wide range of topic areas, including health care, economic development, youth and education, human services, media and journalism, and human rights. Hallie guides clients on planning and conducting various types of evaluations, developing strategic learning and evaluation systems, building evaluation capacity, and facilitating group and 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, Hallie spent more than 20 years in academia, teaching graduate level courses in program evaluation, training design and development, organizational learning, appreciative inquiry, and consulting. Her research has focused on evaluation capacity building, transfer of learning/training, evaluation use, and evaluation as a catalyst for individual, team, and organizational learning. Hallie’s books include Reframing Evaluation through Appreciative Inquiry (2006), Building Evaluation Capacity: 72 Activities for Teaching and Training (2005, 2015), Evaluation in Organizations: A Systematic Approach to Enhancing Learning, Performance & Change (2001, 2009), Evaluation Strategies for Effective Strategies for Communicating and Reporting (2005), Becoming the Change (2009), and Evaluative Inquiry for Learning in Organizations (1999).

Hallie was the 2007 President of the American Evaluation Association. 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. Hallie holds a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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


  • American Evaluation Association (member since 1983, President 2007)
  • American Journal of Evaluation, Editorial Board Member
  • Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, Editorial Board Member
  • Foundation Review, Editorial Board Member

On working at FSG

“I am at FSG because it is constantly striving to be a learning organization that is 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.”