municipal consulting service providing fire, EMS, police, and human resource studies

Company Principals

leading a team of consultants with real-world experience


The McGrath Consulting Group is a team of consultants from multiple disciplines, each having extensive real-world experience in their field. McGrath is led by:

Tim McGrath, Ph.D., has more than 33 years of active fire service experience, serving as Chief of fire departments in Gurnee, Illinois and Brookfield, Wisconsin. Dr. McGrath has been an independent consultant since 1997, and is a speaker well-known for his motivational presentations in the United States and internationally. He earned a doctorate degree in management, a dual master's degree in public administration and management, a bachelor's degree in industrial education, and an associate's degree in fire science management. He was an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University, and Webster University's Masters Program.

Victoria McGrath, Ph.D., offers two decades of human resource experience serving municipal government, public education, banking, and health care, including the role of human resource director in public and private sectors. Dr. McGrath earned her doctorate degree in administrative leadership studying government efficiency. She also holds a master's degree in management and a dual bachelor's degree in labor relations and finance. She is an adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University and Webster University's Masters Program, instructing in the areas of human resources, management, and labor relations.

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