Hilary Hoeber, a Portfolio Lead at IDEO, drives our work in the public sector. Based in the Bay Area, she collaborates closely with internal and client teams to develop innovative products, services, and learning experiences built around design thinking.
Hilary specializes in projects that require overcoming systemic challenges to meet constituent needs and to effect sustainable change in the world. She has also led IDEO teams in projects with Clark Realty Capital, Disney, Kraft, Nike, the Partnership for Public Service, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, and the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Personnel Management, and Social Security Administration. She has also worked with Gannett’s Design and Innovation Group to apply design thinking to a large media organization and launch a new digital magazine, The Bold Italic.
Hilary sits on the Advisory Council for the New America Foundation’s California Civic Innovation Project, as well as the Advisory Council for the National Parks Conservation Association’s Center for Park Management. Prior to IDEO, Hilary served as a business strategist at Scient and a systems-integration consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). During a school internship, she once performed junior officer duties for the US State Department in Malawi.
Hilary holds an MBA from the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management, with a concentration in organizational behavior, and a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Hilary has traveled, worked, and studied in more than 40 countries. These days, however, you are most likely to spot her flying between SFO and IAD.
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