Sharon Klumpp Senior Vice President and Consultant

Sharon Klumpp is an organization and management consultant with Waters & Company, a Springsted Company. She has extensive experience specializing in organizational and departmental studies, human resource management and executive search for public agencies.

She also assists governing bodies and senior-level managers in the development, execution and evaluation of strategic plans.

Ms. Klumpp has extensive experience in serving government. She has served as Executive Director of the Metropolitan Council, a seven-county regional planning agency for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, and as Associate Executive Director for the League of Minnesota Cities. Her experience also includes serving as City Administrator in Oakdale, Minnesota and as Assistant City Manager in both St. Louis Park, Minnesota and Saginaw, Michigan. Her private sector experience includes serving as the chief administrative officer for the Minneapolis office of a major global engineering and design firm.

Ms. Klumpp also served as an adjunct instructor at Walden University, where she taught public administration and organizational change in the University’s School of Management. She served two terms on the Ramsey County Charter Commission and was chair for two years.


  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Masters of Public Administration
    • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

  • Affiliations

    • International City/County Management Association
      • Minnesota City/County Management Association
        • International Public Management Association for Human Resources


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