Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, principals of Barrett and Greene, Inc. have done much-praised analysis, research and writing about state and local governments. Described by Peter Harkness, founder of Governing Magazine as “by far the most experienced journalists in the country covering public performance,” they pioneered “grading the cities, counties and states” in management. Related to that work, they founded the Government Performance Project.
They are special project consultants to the Volcker Alliance, senior advisors at the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago and fellows in the National Academy of Public Administration. In addition, Greene is the chair of The Center for Accountability and Performance at the American Society for Public Administration.
They are management columnists for Governing Magazine and also write occasional major features for the magazine. They are senior fellows at the Governing Institute.
Barrett and Greene have served in an advisory or contractual capacity to many organizations including the National League of Cities, the Urban Institute, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board; the Association of Government Accountants, the National Association of State Chief Administrators, the IBM Center for the Business of Government, the Council of State Governments, the Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and the Pew Charitable Trusts.