Denholm Joins The Performance Institute as Executive Director

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Focused on Organizational Performance Management, Denholm Moves PI Forward with its Public and Private Sector, Mission-Critical Undertaking

Diane Denholm

Given my personal passion for improving government results, I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the government’s top think tank for performance.

The Performance Institute (PI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Denholm as Executive Director. Denholm brings 26 years of experience in helping government organizations improve performance. Her federal knowledge includes 10 years as a government employee managing and leading performance and quality improvement projects at the U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

In her new role, Diane will build upon PI’s rich, 15-year history of providing performance measurement and management leadership. Under her lead, PI is poised to help leadership better ensure their Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement and Management, and Business Process Improvement projects are effective. In addition, she will lead PI to conduct policy forums on important mission critical performance topics such as Shared Services, Cyber Security and National Public Safety Broadband.

“Diane’s wealth of experience developing improved strategies and processes at the highest levels in government provides a new dimension to The Performance Institute’s long track record in advancing government performance,” explains Jon Desenberg, PI’s Director of Policy. “We are so pleased to have her leadership, talent, and skill set with us to take the Institute to the next level.”

Denholm has led a performance management consulting practice of over 230 professionals as a principal at a global accounting and management consulting firm. She is a recognized speaker and frequently appeared at events sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants, Potomac Forum, National Council of Public Private Partnerships, and the Association of Military Comptrollers. Holding a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University, she has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional. “Given my personal passion for improving government results, I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the government’s top think tank for performance,” she says.

About The Performance Institute

Called “the leading think tank in performance measurement for government” on OMB’s, The Performance Institute has been a leader in Performance Management training and policy since 2000. As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, the Institute works to share best practices, work with limited budgets and improve efficiency in government to improve delivery of citizen services. The Performance Institute publishes research reports regarding performance management initiatives and trains more than 10,000 government managers per year on performance-based topics. Dedicated to improving citizen services and taxpayer transparency, the Institute uses a best-practices foundation to deliver the most effective and tested methodologies for improving performance. Visit online at:

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