Education Veteran James F. Manning Joins Penn Hill Group

Washington, D.C. – Penn Hill Group today announced James F. Manning a leader in education management, operations and policy, will join the firm as Senior Advisor.

Penn Hill Group principal Vic Klatt said, “Penn Hill Group is thrilled to announce Jim Manning as our new Senior Advisor. Jim is a seasoned expert with extensive federal education expertise who is well-respected by leaders in the  education policy making circles. I’m certain his insight and knowledge will prove invaluable to our clients, and we’re excited to welcome him to Penn Hill Group.”

A veteran of government and public service who has worked for six presidential administrations, Manning brings a strong understanding of the people and processes of the executive branch. As the Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Acting Under Secretary, and Acting Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid for the Department of Education, Manning has been deeply involved in deliberations on a variety of education policy issues, from overseeing the operations and performance of the Department’s higher education programs to managing the Department’s student financial aid programs and its $1.5 trillion portfolio.

Manning stated, “I am delighted to be joining the Penn Hill Group. I have long admired this team, their bipartisan approach, and their success in getting things done. I’m excited to be joining such a fine organization.”

Manning also served as the lead for the transition at the Department of Education, where he directed a comprehensive review of the Department’s programs, activities, and initiatives to make recommendations on retention or changes to the incoming Secretary of Education.

Previously, Manning worked for the National Basketball Association (NBA) as Director of International Events, where he planned and directed events worldwide to promote the NBA and the league’s commitment to social responsibility.

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