Samantha is a Managing Director with Accenture’s Education Practice, with a focus on the US market. She has nearly 20 years of experience in management and strategy consulting, including on projects with 50+ colleges and universities, associations, and education agencies. Samantha has worked across the spectrum of education in the US and abroad, from nonprofit to for-profit, private to public systems, small to large, and at all ranges of selectivity. She helps leaders of these organizations advance their mission outcomes by uncovering and deploying innovative strategies and improved operations. Her areas of focus include strategic planning, market entry and growth (particularly online), higher education mergers and acquisitions, operating model design and transformation, digital and analytics strategy, performance management, and stakeholder management. She has supported the research and written publications around many of these topics and presents regularly at industry conferences.