Debra Cammer Hines, an IBM Vice President, leads IBM’s Public Sector Consulting Business. In her role, she leads an organization of 2200 management consultants providing consulting services (financial management, strategy & change, human capital management, supply chain management, customer relationship management and business analytics and optimization) across the Federal government, as well as the State & Local government, healthcare, and education industries. Debra was one of the authors of Managing Public Dollars: New Rules, New Roles, New Opportunities for Federal Financial Managers. In 2007, Debra was named one of the Top 25 Consultants by Consulting Magazine. She is a recipient of a 2009 University of Maryland alumni award for her professional achievements and humanitarian efforts.
Cammer Hines has spent her entire career in the Public Sector. During her career, Debra has directed large, integrated project teams to deliver a wide range of solutions, including ABC, process improvement, cost management, financial management, and program assessment and improvement.
Prior to joining IBM, Debra worked as a Federal Credit Policy Analyst at the Office of Management and Budget. In this role she performed budgetary, credit, economic and policy analysis in the review of credit programs across the government. She co-authored the Underwriting Credit and Insurance Chapter in the Budget of the United States. Debra has presented numerous training sessions for Federal agency and OMB staff on the principles of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 and OMB's financial model. Debra was a member of the 1992 KPMG GPAC team and also was a consultant on the performance audits for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Prince Georges County, Maryland.
She graduated with a bachelor of science and a Masters in Public Financial Management both from the University of Maryland.