About – The Principals

Brian K. Allen has more than two decades of experience leading teams and managing the implementation of Information Technology and Information Systems. He is an experienced manager of the analysis and technical development of solutions to organizational challenges.

His background includes work in government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, as well as private and publicly traded companies. He has managed multi-million dollar software development, implementation and telecommunications projects for local, national, and multi-national organizations. He has broad experience in operational analysis and planning, and has helped to streamline operations in multiple companies to make them more efficient and effective.

Mr. Allen has worked with the senior management, executive officers and the boards-of-directors of numerous organizations to develop and report on key implementation objectives and accomplishments.

Mr. Allen also holds Master of Science degrees in both Management of Technology and Information Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University, and earned his B.A. at Cornell University. He enjoys the challenges of complex projects that enable organizations to accomplish their goals.


Prior to joining Q Street Consulting Services, Sean L. Dickerson, M.A. spent over 15 years in the human resource field serving in various capacities (i.e., talent acquisition, benefit administration, compensation analysis, learning & development, and personnel management). He has also served in leadership roles for not-for-profits where his responsibilities have included strategic planning, operations analysis, project management, budget management, grant writing, and program evaluation.

Mr. Dickerson completed a Master’s degree in Adult Education in 2012, a Certificate in Evaluation, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of South Florida. His research interests include mentoring programs, culturally relevant pedagogy, disciplinary practices in K-12 educational environments, and community-school partnerships.

In relation to his research agenda, Mr. Dickerson has presented at national and international conferences on evaluation of curriculum products, two-state discipline practice comparison, student-voice to improve educational outcomes, and public health topics. His publishing credentials include (In)tolerable Zero Tolerance Policy in the eJournal of Education Policy and Revising Curriculum to Mentor Young Black Men in Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue.

As part of his personal commitment to giving back to the community, Mr. Dickerson continues to serve as a mentor and has served terms as a school board member appointed representative on the Hillsborough County Public Schools District 5 Task Force and the Hillsborough Schools Citizens Advisory Committee to help improve outcomes for students in the district.


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