Kevin Bacon has more than 30 years of experience providing consulting services to public sector organizations. He is retired from IBM Business Consulting Services, where he was a vice president in its public sector consulting practice. Prior to joining IBM, he was a senior partner and consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their government consulting practice. He has consulted with public agencies at the federal, state and local levels, as well as with several international organizations, and has led large projects designed to improve the quality, cost and timeliness of public services. In his management roles with PwC and IBM, he was responsible for developing consulting staffs, oversight of major client accounts, marketing and sales efforts, and quality and risk management functions. He was a senior consultant to the California Legislature on tax and public finance issues. From 2004 to 2015 he was a trustee of the University of California Davis Foundation and served for two terms as board chairman. He has taught at the LBJ School since fall 2006 in the Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) and the Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL) programs.