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The Honorable Mike McCord
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer
The Honorable Mike McCord was sworn in as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer on June 1, 2021. He is the first person to be confirmed twice for this position. Immediately prior to his confirmation he served as the Director, Civil-Military Programs at the Stennis Center f Public Service, as an adjunct researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aerospace Corporation. In 2017, he was appointed to the congressionally mandated Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States, which released its report Providing for the Common Defense in November 2018.
Founder, The Francis Rose Media Group
Francis Rose is founder of The Francis Rose Media Group. His new show, The Federal Government Today with Francis Rose, debuts January 17, 2023 on all major podcast platforms. From September 2021 through December 2022, he created and hosted The Daily Scoop Podcast for Scoop News Group. He hosted Government Matters on Washington’s ABC 7 from 2016 to 2021. He has covered the federal government since 1998, including for C-SPAN, and WTOP/Federal News Radio. His 37-year media career includes stops at America's leading broadcasters, including ABC Radio, CBS Radio, and Westwood One.
Senior Advisor, Houlihan Lokey
Ms. Antenucci has recently founded a merchant banking firm partnering with investors and business owners in the government contracting sector. She was, until August of this year, a Senior Managing Director and leader of investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace•Defense•Government (ADG) practice. She was a member of the firm’s board of directors prior to its IPO in August 2015. Ms. Antenucci has nearly three decades of investment banking experience, including M&A, financing, and valuation. Prior to that, she was a founding member and co-President of Quarterdeck Investment Partners, a boutique industry investment bank. She has worked on the buyside and sellside for a wide array of Fortune 500 and international companies, small-caps, entrepreneurs, and private equity owners. Her clients have included most of the world’s leading aerospace and defense contractors. Recent notable transactions include divestitures for General Dynamics, Harris, Lockheed Martin, and TransDigm and engagements for Veritas Capital, J.F. Lehman, Greenbriar Equity Group, and The Carlyle Group, as well as many family offices and founder-owned companies across the aerospace and defense sectors.
Chief Customer Experience Officer, Office of Customer Experience
Simchah Suveyke-Bogin joined USDA in May of 2020 as Chief Customer Experience Officer for the Office of Customer Experience. Armed with experience leading the Customer Experience Center of Excellence of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services, Ms. Suveyke-Bogin previously helped implement user-centered practices and innovative solutions across the Government. More importantly, she helped spearhead changes that are still in place across USDA today.
Founding Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
Mr. Chao is a founding partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a boutique aerospace/defense strategy, market insight, and M&A advisory firm; and a co-founder of Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace/defense private credit firm. Mr. Chao is a Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC.
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Francis A. Finelli is a Managing Director focused on U.S. investment opportunities in the aerospace, defense, services, and security technology sectors. He has led teams on several acquisitions and financial restructurings, including one of the first U.S. purchases of a continental European defense company. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Finelli served as the legislative assistant responsible for defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs for Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), Chairman of the Airland Subcommittee and Senate Armed Services Committee, and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr. Finelli reviewed defense procurement and research and development programs. He also developed legislation, presented speeches and published articles associated with defense transformation and joint experimentation.
Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer (DCVEO), Department of Veteran's Affairs
Barbara C. Morton assumed her current duties in July 2016 as Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Veterans Experience Office (VEO), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this role Barbara co-leads VEO, the Secretary’s customer experience (CX) insight engine supporting and enabling the Department in providing the highest quality experiences in the delivery of care, benefits and memorial services to Service members, Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Barbara is responsible for building a lasting CX capability at VA and sharing best practices across sister Federal Agencies, including The Customer Experience Cookbook, which serves as a CX practitioner’s guide to stand up and mature customer experience capabilities in government. She is a recipient of the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Award for Management Excellence, 2021 Service to the Citizen Award for Government Executive of the Year, 2019 Service to the Citizen Award and the 2019 Gears of Government President’s Award for her role in transforming VA’s capabilities to provide Veterans with an excellent customer experience.
Customer Experience Strategist, Taxpayer Experience Office (TXO), Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Michelle is currently on detail at the IRS Taxpayer Experience Office as a Customer Experience Strategist. In this role, she’ll help drive strategic direction for improving the taxpayer experience across the IRS. Michelle’s home agency is the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she is the Deputy Director for Operations and Acquisition Support in the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). At the HHS OSDBU, Michelle is responsible for ensuring the proper execution of small business programs in twenty-nine operating and staff divisions. Since becoming a member of the HHS OSDBU team in April 2016, Michelle has set her priorities on enhancing the OSDBU’s stakeholder experience and increasing small business participation through taking a holistic approach to the OSDBU’s service delivery system. Michelle has prioritized modernizing the OSDBU’s technology. In addition to developing the Small Business Management System (SBMS), an electronic repository for capability statements and stakeholder engagement, Michelle was the chief architect behind the Small Business Customer Experience (SBCX), a cloud-hosted Department-wide solution centralizing federally mandated small business requirements used by the HHS acquisition workforce, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and industry.
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