Skip Stitt

Principal - Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting

Overview

Charles “Skip” Stitt helps public sector clients drive innovation, reduce costs and improve service delivery. Skip has worked on projects in a variety of areas, including government operations, public utilities and education. Skip helps clients to identify, prioritize and implement projects that resolve financial and operational challenges. He finds solutions to operational challenges in many forms, including business process reengineering, public-private partnerships (P3) and labor-management reforms.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, Skip spent over 20 years in senior-level positions in government, strategic consulting and a Fortune 500 firm. As a senior corporate and public sector executive, he managed and led large, complex organizations. In nine years at Affiliated Computer Services (now Conduent), Skip served in multiple roles, including chief administrative officer and public sector COO. He managed business units that served every state and hundreds of local governments in areas including human services, health care, finance, information technology, higher education, public safety, justice and transportation.

Public Sector Consulting

Skip founded and spent four years leading a strategic consulting firm working with cities, counties, states and higher education institutions on public sector reform initiatives, including operations management, driving innovation, managing costs and growing new business opportunities.

City of Indianapolis Leadership

After five years as a FaegreBD associate focusing on commercial litigation, land use planning and administrative law, Skip spent five years with the City of Indianapolis, including serving as senior deputy mayor and chief operating officer under Mayor Steve Goldsmith. He managed the day-to-day operations of a 4,000-person workforce and an operating budget of more than $450 million.

Skip is a consulting professional within Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting practice.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D.

Southern Illinois University
B.S. highest honors (1984)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • P3: Water Supply Issues & Models for Successful Water Collaboration
    Co-presenter, 2015 Water Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, 2015
  • Leading a Culture of Cost Savings
    Co-author with former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, Governing.com, May 11, 2010
  • Can We Afford the Government We Need? The Role of Private Actors in Producing Public Services
    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 2, 2009

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Innovations in American Government Awards Program, Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School — National Selection Committee
  • The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships — Former Board Member
  • Reason Foundation — Former Privatization Center Advisory Board Member
  • Indiana Sports Corporation — Former Board Member
  • Indianapolis Big Brothers — Former Board Member

Honors

  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40
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