Mr. Lawson is a Managing Director of the public sector and higher education compensation service line of the Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. In this capacity, Mr. Lawson serves as project director and/or technical advisor, providing technical direction and quality assurance. He is responsible for all consulting activities in the areas of job evaluation and compensation, organization analysis, personnel systems and policy development.
Mr. Lawson has been directing classification and compensation studies for more than 30 years. Prior to forming Fox Lawson, he spent 15 years with the firm of Ernst & Young LLP where he served as the national director of their public-sector compensation consulting practice. He also served as City Manager in two California cities (Los Altos Hills and Belvedere), was the County Administrative Officer in Multnomah County (Portland) Oregon, Assistant City Manager/Personnel Director in Corvallis, Oregon, and Assistant to the City Administrator/Personnel Director in Placentia, CA.
Mr. Lawson has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the California State University at Fullerton, is a.b.d. in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and has earned his CCP certification from WorldatWork. He is also an active member of several professional associations including the College & University Professional Association for Human Resources, the International City & County Management Association, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, the Society for Human Resources Management and WorldatWork. Mr. Lawson co-authors a quarterly compensation article called the CompDoctor™.