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Diana Farrell

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Diana Farrell is co-founder of the McKinsey Center for Government, a center within McKinsey & Company’s public sector practice dedicated to supporting government leaders striving to succeed with limited resources. Before returning to McKinsey in 2011, Farrell spent two years as deputy director of the National Economic Council and as deputy assistant on economic policy to President Barack Obama, where she directed interagency collaboration on a variety of economic initiatives, including the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act and work as a member of the president’s Auto Task Force. Before joining the Obama administration, Farrell led the McKinsey Global Institute, an economic research platform, and held leadership positions in financial services and strategy practices. Farrell is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.