During her 32-year career with McKinsey, Killefer has focused on strategy, marketing and organizational effectiveness and efficiency issues. Her emphasis had been on consumer-based and retail industries prior to her work in the public sector and her subsequent founding of McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice.
Killefer has held many leadership positions at McKinsey, including currently as head of the firm’s People Committee, in addition to serving as a member of the firm’s governing board, leading the firm’s recruiting, and chairing several of the firm’s personnel committees. She also led the Washington, D.C. office from 2000 to 2007 and the global public sector practice from 2005 to 2011. She also has experience in the public sector, serving as assistant secretary for management, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at the US Dept. of Treasury from 1997 to 2000, and as a member of the IRS Oversight Board from 2000 to 2005.