Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough


Ph.D.
President and CEO of KH Consulting Group (KH);
Adjunct Professor


Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Ph.D., is the founding President of KH Consulting Group (KH). KH offers management consultant services in strategic and organizational planning, business process improvements, change management, and performance and management audits. KH has served more than 200 clients in 25 states and 7 foreign countries, including:

  • Government (e.g., the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, County of Orange (CA), and City and County of Denver)
  • Higher education and non-profit organizations
  • Transportation networks (LAX, Port of Los Angeles, South Australia Department of Marines & Harbours, and Port Authority of New York-New Jersey)
  • Utilities (Metropolitan Water District, Illinois Power Company, Telstra (Australia), Southern California Edison, and Los Angeles Department of Water & Power)
  • Other private sector entities

She holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University; a master degree from Tufts University; Ph.D. and master degrees from the University of Virginia; and a post-doctorate fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

She has served on various boards, including National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) (Board Member 2008-2011); Organization of Women Executives; Earth Protect (Advisory Council Member); and Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance (NUEA-West) (former Board Member). She is a member of Northwestern University's Council of One Hundred.