General Paul Selva Honored by PSC as 2019 Public Sector Partner of the Year

Arlington, Va. (Nov. 13, 2019) - General Paul Selva was recognized Wednesday by the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ 2019 Public Sector Partner of the Year. 

PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau and Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO Julie Coons presented Gen. Selva with the award at PSC’s offices in Arlington on Nov. 13.

“It takes thousands of special people to make the government side of contracting work, from the front end of requirements, through the many steps in the procurement process, to the later stages of managing contracts to get superior results,” Berteau said. “We honor one man with whom I worked closely for more than a decade on all of those aspects: requirements, procurement, and results. At the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, as commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, and as the finest Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who has ever filled that position, General Paul Selva focused on getting it right.”
Selva was officially announced last week at the 17th Annual GovCon Awards—hosted by PSC and the Northern Virginia Chamber—as the first-ever military officer awardee named Public Sector Partner of the Year.

“I am more than honored by this and humbled to be recognized in this particular way,” Selva said. “I’ve touched every corner of contracting and encouraged all of my colleagues to be diligent and pay attention to what they’re buying with contract dollars. We just can’t do it by ourselves.” 

View a complete list of the 2019 GovCon Award winners here, including several PSC member company awardees.

About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s more than 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter at @PSCSpeaks. To learn more, visit

About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, is the preeminent Northern Virginia membership organization for businesses to grow through relationship building and partnership engagement throughout the Greater Washington region. 700 organizations and 500,000 employees strong, the Northern Virginia Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in Northern Virginia and has been working hand-in-hand with regional businesses, government, and academia to build a robust and innovative business community for more than 90 years. To learn more about the Northern Virginia Chamber, please visit and follow the Northern Virginia Chamber on Twitter: @NOVAChamber and @NOVAChamber_CEO.