George F. Grob is President of the Center for Public Program Evaluation (www.EvaluationCenter.Net). The Center is an evaluation and policy development firm focused on helping public programs work efficiently and effectively.
In 1988 he joined the Office of Inspector General where he held the top positions in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections, becoming its Director in 1994. He oversaw the production of more than 1,000 studies in a 15-year period.
The studies are credited by independent reviewers with saving billions of public dollars through improvements in efficiency and avoidance of wasteful spending. They were also instrumental in improving the effectiveness and quality of services, including nursing home care, protection of human research subjects, human tissue transplants, food and drug safety, medical care for children in foster care, child support enforcement, and more recently, anti-bioterrorism initiatives, to name just a few program areas they addressed.
Mr. Grob has testified two dozen times before Congress and assisted other public officials in doing so as well.
Prior to his service in the Office of Inspector General, he was Director of Planning and Policy Coordination at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Here, he helped organize and subsequently coordinated the Department’s policy development activities, especially legislation.