Featured Speakers

**2019 speakers announced soon! View last year's agenda below**

  Alan Chvotkin
Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council
Alan L. Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. He has been at PSC since 2001. Full bio.
  Eric Heffernan
Principal, Public Sector, Grant Thornton
Eric Heffernan brings more than 14 years of combined consulting experience in the federal space. He has significant experience in the areas of organizational transformation, human capital management and sourcing operations. He has served clients from across government, including the Department of Transportation, Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, General Services Administration, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. Heffernan has trained hundreds of federal employees and industry professionals in critical areas of the federal procurement process through industry outlets such as the Potomac Forum. Full bio.
  Lesley Field
Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), OMB  
Lesley Anne Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President, and is currently serving as the Acting Administrator – a role she has had periodically since 2008. Her office is responsible for developing and implementing government wide regulations and policies to support over $470 billion in federal contracting each year, and she leads initiatives to strengthen the acquisition workforce, leverage the government’s buying power, and improve transparency. Prior to joining OMB in 2001, Lesley served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a contracting officer and policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary. Full bio
  Kenneth Brennan
Deputy Director, Services Acquisition, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP)  

Mr. Ken Brennan is currently the Deputy Director for Services Acquisition in the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Since May 2013 he has been responsible for the technical and programmatic evaluation and functional oversight of all aspects of Department of Defense (DOD) services acquisition. While ensuring compliance with policies governing defense acquisition of services, Mr. Brennan is also responsible for review and analysis of services programs including cost, schedule, and risk management practices as well as services industrial base issues. He manages the governance structures and procedures used by Military Departments and Defense Agencies authorities who are responsible for services acquisition execution. Full bio

  Tiffany Hixson
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services & Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration 

Ms. Hixson is the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Regional Commissioner for the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration, a position she has held since December 2011. She is responsible for FAS programs and services delivered in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington—providing workspace, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles and thousands of other goods and services to federal agencies in the area. Ms. Hixson also serves as GSA’s Professional Services Category Executive overseeing GSA’s multi-billion dollar government-wide professional services offerings including Schedule programs MOBIS, Financial & Business Solutions, Professional Engineering Solutions, LOGWORLD, environmental, Advertising & Integrated Market Solutions, language services, and OASIS. Full bio.

  Dr. Terry Raney 
Commissioner, Section 809 Panel

Dr. Terry Raney was appointed in August 2016 as a Commissioner of the Section 809 Panel established by Congress in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to review the acquisition regulations applicable to the Department of Defense and make recommendations to Congress to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the defense acquisition process and regulations.  Dr. Raney was a Senior Vice-President and Division Group Manager of the Acquisition Support Group of CACI International Inc., from January 2000 to January 2018. Full bio

*Invited Speakers