Lauren Ayers Joins PSC as Vice President for Defense and Intelligence

Arlington, Va. (Nov. 17, 2022) Lauren Ayers, a procurement and acquisition expert with more than 15 years of experience in the federal government and private sector, has been named Vice President for Defense and Intelligence at the Professional Services Council (PSC). 

Ayers comes to PSC from the Department of Defense, where she was the Director of Program Analysis and Business Transformation for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Procurement) (DASN(P)).  In this role, she provided strategic advice and direction on over $300B of procurements across the FYDP.  Before joining the Navy Secretariate, Lauren spent nearly 10 years in the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Shipbuilding Contracts Division, leading and directing contracts and procurement efforts for the Navy’s surface combatant platforms. During her tenure as a Contracting Officer, Lauren provided strategic direction and execution of efforts on existing portfolios in excess of $40B and the award of nearly $20B in new ship construction contracts.  Prior to joining NAVSEA in 2010, Lauren worked for a private investment firm in Seattle, Washington. 

“I’m pleased to join PSC and I look forward to applying the full breadth of my experiences to enhance PSC’s advocacy efforts on behalf of our member companies,” said Ayers. “Having been on both the federal agency and industry sides I understand the level of engagement needed between the government and industry to support national security missions.” 

Lauren holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy as a Distinguished Graduate of the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. 

“Lauren Ayers is a welcome addition to the PSC leadership team,” said David J. Berteau, president and CEO of PSC. “Her deep experience leading defense procurement and acquisition efforts will strengthen PSC’s ability to achieve better policy outcomes for our industry and its government customers.”