Gunnison Consulting Group Inc. provides EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS for AMBITIOUS PROJECTS.
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Gunnison is in the business of providing exceptionally qualified senior consultants to assist Federal government customers in tackling the most ambitious IT efforts, including projects such as the only national statistical study of the health of Americans and the massive decennial census.
Gunnison's revenues have grown steadily since the firm's founding in 1994. Our growth rate over the past decade is 19% per year. Our employee resources, financial resources, and client base are all expanding. Just as important, we have solid partnerships with several other firms, providing specialized niche expertise to fulfill unique customer needs. The vast majority of our work is from repeat customers.
President - Norm Asher (B.S.E., Princeton University) founded Gunnison in 1994 as a small business primarily dedicated to the design, development and implementation of information technologies in support of demographic and health surveys and censuses. We still have the same focus today that he envisioned then. Mr. Asher has over thirty years of management experience in the IT field, and has authored or co-authored over 150 technical documents. He currently serves as Gunnison's subject matter expert for administrative records linking and matching, having led the design and development of three different automated record linkage systems for the Census Bureau, as well as over fifteen clerical record linkage systems. Prior to starting Gunnison, he was the Chief Scientist of Technology Applications, Inc.
Sr. Vice President - Debbie Hillard (MBA, American University) is Gunnison's Director of Health Information Systems. She is a veteran program manager who has focused most of her career in health research technologies, to include architectures, distributed surveys and supporting applications, and data management and integration. Ms. Hillard has been supporting the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)/Westat (prime) with its most ambitious national-level health research project for almost 15 years -- the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). In 2010 she also began supporting the National Children’s Study as lead of two task areas directly supporting the Program Office. Previously she headed operations for a leading systems integration company, where she integrated numerous Document Management System solutions to meet specific customer needs and requirements. Ms. Hillard is also a certified Earned Value Management Professional (EVMP).
Vice President - Christine Krahulec (M.A., University of Southern California), Gunnison's Census Bureau Project Director, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She led Gunnison's efforts to support the 2010 decennial Census, growing the business from $2M per year in 2004 to over $12M per year in 2009 and 2010. She led Gunnison's efforts on multiple software development projects, including a system that ensured the accuracy of data capture from paper forms, a prototype of an Internet response option, a system that managed the printing of all Census materials, a system that evaluated the accuracy of address listing operations, a system that evaluated the accuracy and coverage of the enumeration, a system that ensured the accuracy of the field data collection operations, and a system that integrated postal service tracking data into the Census operations.