Khala Stanfield

Khala Stanfield

Khala Stanfield is a director with Baker Tilly’s public sector practice. She has more than 10 years of experience in achieving large scale organizational growth by facilitating strategic planning processes, conducting qualitative analysis and industry related research for strategy portfolios and developing fact-based recommendations for leaders to enable critical decisions.

As a trusted advisor, she has identified hidden opportunities and developed innovative solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders to help deliver results. Khala also leverages her adaptive leadership skills to empower individuals and teams to achieve their goals and objectives.

  • Boosted stakeholder engagement by 50% through building a performance and change management framework that aligned departmental plans with city objectives, key performance indicator (KPIs) and objectives and key results (OKRs)
  • Attained 25% in time savings by automating processes and workflows of learning, technology, and analytics, integrating continuous improvements, and overseeing process improvement teams on implementations using LEAN/SCRUM/Kaizen methodologies
  • Achieved a What Works Cities gold certification for 2022. Recognized for work on Balanced Scorecard performance implementation, performance management strategies, and the open data portal. The only city in the United States to receive Gold Certification in 2022
  • Performed research studies for public and internal policy propositions
  • Served as a finance lead and procurement specialist for HR functions, managed capital and noncapital budgets
  • Fostered more than $800,000 for 300 local, state, national and global not-for-profits annually by working with the executive leadership team to solicit not-for-profit organizations to encourage employees to donate or volunteer
  • Led the operations, procurement, human resources, training, and marketing plan development for domestic and international not-for-profits
  • Awarded the certificate of distinction for 2018, 2019 and 2020 by serving as the citywide coordinator for the International City and County Management Association for adeptly executing performance measurements
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators Central Arizona Chapter, president-elect
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators, National Corporate Council member
  • Arizona State University Alumni, executive board member
  • Toastmasters International, Distinguished Toastmaster Certification, former administration manager and Arizona division director
  • Bethany Church, financial administrator
  • Aveta Business Institute, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified
  • Google Project Management Certification
  • Balanced Scorecard Institute, Balanced Scorecard Professional certification
  • State of Arizona, Supervisor Academy certification
  • "20 Diverse Business Leaders to Watch in 2021”, Arizona Big Media


Tempe, AZ


Master of Business Administration in marketing

University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science in global business and financial management

Arizona State University

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