Deanna Kimball Yocco is a senior managing consultant in the firm’s Management and Budget Consulting practice and plays a key role in state government projects. Deanna specializes in tax policy and economic incentives, financial and strategic planning, organizational assessment and structuring and business process improvement.
Recent projects include a performance audit of the State of Oklahoma’s internal services agency as well as an analysis of the use and impacts of the State’s business tax incentives; a study of the State of Hawaii’s tax structure; tax/revenue alternatives studies for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York and Prince William County, Virginia; and an operations study of the City of Cincinnati’s income tax collection process.
Prior to joining PFM, Deanna was a budget analyst with the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she prepared analyses and recommendations for school resource planning. Projects included preparation of quarterly school-wide forecasts and profit/loss analyses, enrollment and revenue estimates, and the completion of annual five-year budget projections.
Previously, Deanna served as a budget and management analyst for the State of Ohio’s Office of Budget and Management, where she analyzed and monitored financial matters affecting the State’s Behavioral Health agencies, boards and commissions. Projects included the consolidation of two cabinet-level departments into a single state agency and the preparation of the Governor’s Monthly Financial Report, detailing the State’s economic forecast, revenues, and preliminary monthly disbursements.