About Nora

Nora is the leader of the intersection between McKinsey’s Organization and Public Sector Practices. For the past ten years, Nora has served clients across the public, private, and social sectors, both in the United States and abroad, on issues related to talent management and organizational change.

Nora led the development of McKinsey’s Talent System Assessment Tool, which performs a quick, qualitative diagnostic of an organization’s talent-management practices and outcomes to report on the organization’s current state and where it should focus its improvement efforts.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Nora held postdoctoral fellowships from the American Cancer Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2015, Nora was named, “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine.

Published work

A pivotal moment for the Senior Executive Service: Measures, aspirational practices and stories of success, McKinsey & Company and Partnership for Public Service, June 2016

What social sector leaders need to succeed,” McKinsey & Company, November 2014

Building the leadership bench: Developing a talent pipeline for the Senior Executive Service,” (PDF–448 KB), McKinsey & Company and Partnership for Public Service, July 2013

Past experience

National Institutes of Health
AAAS science policy fellow

National Institutes of Health
postdoctoral fellow


Duke University
PhD, biochemistry

North Carolina State University
BS, biochemistry