Sean McLaughlin directs Obsidian’s program analysis and evaluation work, with a focus on assessments of national, state, and local preparedness. He has extensive experience providing policy analysis, program evaluation, and project/program management support to clients at the federal, state, and local levels. Among other projects, Sean has played a key role in the development of the National Preparedness Report and the Nationwide Plan Review.
Previously, Sean was a senior managing consultant in the Strategic Consulting practice at Public Financial Management (PFM), where he provided technical and quantitative analytical support to federal, state, and local government clients. Sean started his career at DFI Government Services/Detica. At Detica, Sean last served as the director of strategy and policy, overseeing a large portfolio of federal consulting engagements and over 100 professional staff.
Sean McLaughlin has served as an analyst, project manager, and senior manager across a wide range of consulting efforts, including multiple initiatives to improve homeland security preparedness policy, to assess the effectiveness of preparedness programs and investments, and to evaluate homeland security exercises and real-world events. He is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.