Monica R. Allen joined the School of Government in 2014 as an adjunct instructor for the MPA program. She is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Mecklenburg County, and her accountabilities focus on leading, developing and executing the County’s corporate performance management, strategic planning and program evaluation initiatives. Monica is also the owner of Insight Performance Management Group, LLC, which is a consulting firm specializing in change management, strategy development and execution, performance management, and organizational development. Monica was the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Public Servant Award. She also recently won two awards for her work in strategic planning and performance management. She received the Association for Strategic Planning - 2017 Richard M. Goodman Award for Strategic Planning, as well as led efforts in performance management resulting in Mecklenburg County receiving the International City/County Management Association’s 2017 Certificate of Distinction for Performance Management.
Monica graduated from Hampton University and The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Psychology respectively, and she received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management – Business concentration from Capella University.