Jim Wright

Director, Business Development

Jim joined Evans Incorporated in 2010. Since joining the firm, Jim has worn many hats including leading Evans International Monetary Fund account, serving as Evans’ Change Management Practice lead and the lead for the Strategy Implementation Team responsible for planning and execution of Evans’ internal strategic initiatives. He also led the International Business Development account prior to assuming a broader business development focus for Evans in September 2017.

Before joining Evans, Jim worked in the International Practice of Grant Thornton Global Public Sector for five years. Prior to that he served as a budget analyst for the National Park Service Account for the Secretary’s Budget Office in the Department of the Interior.

Jim has a Master’s in Public Administration with a Graduate Minor in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is certified in Prosci methodologies and tools.

In addition to his role with Evans, Jim recently completed a two-year term as the President of the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to build public financial management (PFM) capacity around the globe. Through his support of ICGFM and public sector reform efforts overseas, Jim has traveled to Iraq, Lebanon, Qatar, Senegal, Namibia, South Africa, and Mauritius throughout his career. He is currently serving a two-year term as the Past President of ICGFM.

Prior to graduate school, Jim and his wife-to-be, Dana, traveled throughout South America for four months where he proposed to her overlooking Machu Picchu after a three-day hike on the Inca Trail. He was very grateful she said yes or the rest of their trip would have been extremely awkward.