Carrie Cross works for the Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD) as the Publisher of The Public Manager, and the Director of ATD’s Government Sector and Healthcare Community of Practice. As Publisher Ms. Cross directs all business, financial and publication operations of the journal, conferences, and events. She also works with The Bureaucrat, Inc. Board of Directors to develop the journal’s strategic direction and to build organizational partnerships supporting The Public Manager’s mission of sharing "federal leadership that works." As Director of ATD’s Government Sector, Ms. Cross is leading the ATD effort to open new lines of business and content to inform and enable government leaders in training and development
Ms. Cross has a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the George Washington University, and serves on the board and advisory committees for the Coalition for Effective Change, Public Employees Round Table, and Young Government Leaders. She has also worked in other arenas within the public-sector for over 10 years through LMI Government Consulting, The American Red Cross, and The United Way of America.