UPD Consulting is a Baltimore-based, minority-owned public sector management consulting firm that helps public school districts, state education agencies and local government agencies transform into organizations that manage performance for better outcomes.  

One of the characteristics that sets UPD’s professionals apart is our direct and extensive experience in public sector management. All of UPD’s partners and most of its professional staff have recently worked in senior or executive level positions reforming school districts and government agencies from the inside.  Our first-hand knowledge of managing and reforming public sector programs grounds our strategies and implementation assistance in the day-to-day realities of executing change
at the local level.


Douglass Austin, President & CEO

Sherry Chen, Partner Robert Pipik, Partner
Patrick Cook, Partner Bryan Richardson, Partner


Tara Beaner, Senior Consultant Jessica Pierre-Louis, Senior Consultant
Elaine Budish, Senior Consultant Otis Rolley, Senior Manager
Kim Clark, Senior Consultant Ana Quintana, Senior Consultant
Julio Gonzalez, Senior Consultant Laura Weeldreyer, Senior Consultant


Gagan Bakshi, Consultant Karl Schumann, Consultant
Jason Bentley, Consultant Jacqueline Skapik, Consultant
Ian Brown, Consultant Kristin Smith, Consultant
Hien Dao, Consultant Rohini Thukral, Consultant
Nick Goding, Consultant Talisha White, Consultant
Joel Harris, Consultant Al Williams, Consultant
Angel Johnson, Consultant Titi Williams-Davies, Consultant
Rehva Jones, Consultant  
Andrew Keller, Consultant  
Loretta Ludwick, Consultant  
Tim Marlowe, Consultant  
Jenna Shapiro, Consultant