Adriel Harvey:
Organizational Change at its Best

Featuring Adriel Harvey: Organizational Change at its Best


Focusing Forward would like to turn your attention to Adriel Harvey, a federal budget expert, especially as it relates to foreign affairs and international development. Adriel brings vast experience in both the federal budget and international affairs arena, having spent more than two decades in progressively more complex positions in the federal government, most recently serving as a Senior Advisor for the Department of State’s (State) Office of Foreign Assistance. Adriel co-led the Fiscal Year 2022 Strategy and Resource Review process across State and USAID with State’s Bureau of Budget and Planning, which set the framework for senior leadership decision-making for the FY 2022 Budget. Adriel served as a Senior Executive Service member when leading USAID’s Executive Secretariat and National Security Advisor. Throughout her federal career, Adriel has held a variety of leadership positions at State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

Adriel has a deep understanding of all aspects of the budget formulation and execution process, including successfully navigating the current budget environment where Continuing Resolutions (CRs) and omnibus-type bills are the norm. Over the years she has created strong relationships with the key decision makers from OMB, to the Congressional Appropriation Committees, as well as the program and budget offices at State and USAID. She understands what these organizations are looking for, the potential opportunities for the vendor community, and what the government needs when making funding decisions. 

Adriel has a proven track record of working with clients to creatively identify budgetary resources in the midst of a resource scarce environment that meet their needs, strategically thinking through the federal budgetary cycle, and how to leverage relationships, and funding to create a win-win scenario for all involved. Adriel holds an MA in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in Political Science from Santa Clara University. 

This is just a tiny glimpse into Adriel Harvey's comprehensive career. In 2021 Adriel founded The Harvey Morgan Group, LLC, a Focusing Forward consulting partner. Adriel excels in demystifying the federal budget process, identifying opportunities, and assisting businesses in partnering with the federal government. 


To connect with Adriel, contact Teal today at or 903-806-2667.