Annual Conference Agenda

April 28-30, 2019 | The Greenbrier | West Virginia

We look forward to seeing you at The Greenbrier!  The agenda will be announced soon! View last year's full agenda below:


Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun day on the links and meet new fellow PSC members at the Sunday golf tournament, which will take place at the Old White Golf Course.
  Sporting Clays Class
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
A great way to meet fellow attendees! Located atop Kate's Mountain, the sporting clays course was designed by Justin Jones and John Higgins of the British School of Shooting and challenges shooters of all skill levels. 
  Wine Tasting in the Crystal Room
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 
3 p.m.
A Greenbrier sommelier will delight guests with the basics and nuances of various wines, regions and grape varietals. A great way to spend a spring afternoon.


Bowling Tournament
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our first ever bowling competition! It'll be a great way to get to know fellow attendees. Space is limited and sponsors are needed for this event! Contact Jean Tarascio to find out more.
  Opening Reception and Dinner
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.| Colonial Hall
Our formal Annual Conference kickoff! Join all attendees at the Greenbrier's elaborate Colonial Hall for drinks, dinner and conversation.

Sunday Social, Casino Night
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 9 p.m.
Mingle with attendees and make new connections at the Greenbrier Casino! Not a gambler? No problem! We'll have practice tables set up so you can learn tips and tricks for blackjack, craps and more!



Networking Breakfast
7 a.m.| Crystal Room

New Member/First Time Attendee Breakfast
7 a.m.| Crystal Room
  Opening and Welcome
8:10 a.m.| Colonial Hall
PV Puvvada, PSC Chairman, President, Unisys Federal  
Keynote Address
8:20 a.m.| Colonial Hall
ADM James M. Loy, USCG (Retired), Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
  PSC President's Message
9:05 a.m.| 
Colonial Hall
David Berteau, President and CEO, Professional Services Council

Security Clearances Panel
9:30 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall

The current federal security clearance process presents one of the greatest challenges to federal employees, uniformed personnel, and government contractors. Barriers to timely and effective issuance of clearances, whether stemming from policy or processes, represent a significant threat not only to federal mission, but to our homeland and national security. At this session, we’ll hear from a panel of expert government officials charged with operating and improving the federal security clearance regime, and explore potential strategies and solutions for achieving enhanced reciprocity, reduced backlogs and wait times, and greater security.

  • Moderator: Dennis Kelly, President & CEO, Buchanan & Edwards
  • Joe Mahaley, Assistant Administrator (AA) for Protective Services, NASA
  • Charlie Phalen, Director, National Background Investigations Bureau 
  • Garry Reid, Director for Defense Intelligence (Intelligence and Security), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Brian Dunbar, Assistant Director, Special Security, National Counterintelligence and Security Center
  Networking Break
10:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall

Envisioning the Future Through Science & Technology
10:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall

This session will examine how emerging technologies may fundamentally change operational models in both government and industry. Hear from experts from industry and government on the role of technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning may have on government, industry partners and the broader economy.

  • Moderator: Sean Mullen, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, DXC Technology Company 
  • Margie Graves, Federal Deputy CIO 
  • Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director of Science & Technology, CIA
  • Richard Vorder Bruegge, Senior Photographic Technologist, FBI 
  • Robert Shelton, Chief Technology Officer/Advisor, Microsoft 
  Break for Lunch
11:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Creating a Positive Culture: The Untapped Growth & Profits Engine
12:20 p.m. | Colonial Hall
Harry Paul, Author, Business Motivational Speaker
   Networking Break
1:10 p.m. | Colonial Hall

Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: From the Basics to Advanced Government Use Cases
1:30 p.m. | Colonial Hall

  • Joe Conway, CTO, FedCentric Technologies


Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. 

  • Government-Industry Exchange Program
    2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. | Chesapeake Room
    • Adam Gunter, Naval Officer I Supply Chain Military Executive Fellow at The Home Depot
    • René Thomas-Rizzo, Director Human Capital Initiatives at USD A&S 
    • Karinda Washington, Chief of Staff, Office of Partnership and Engagement, DHS 

  • Strategic Organization Alignment – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage
    2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. | Eisenhower Room
    What business are you in? Is this the business you were in five years ago or will need to be in five years from now? Do your legacy self-perceptions, culture, structures and processes slow you down? Are the “heroes” of the past the ones that will get you to the future? In this session, Kerry Barnhart, former Executive Director, Strategic Transformation, Aetna, will explore the need for organizations to critically evaluate who they are and what business they are in. Using an analytical framework we will then look at organizational and behavioral mechanisms to drive success. This session will benefit leaders, consultants, and key management staff regardless of size or type of organization. 

Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

  • ESOP: Creating and Maintaining an Ownership Culture

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Crystal Room
    This breakout section will focus on the essentials of ESOP structure and operations that create and maintain an ownership culture. Moderated by an experienced govcon ESOP advisor, a panel of four govcon executives will relate their experiences in building and maintaining an ownership culture in an ESOP company. 

  • Moderator: Ron Gilbert, President, ESOP Services 
  • Susi Mudge, President & CEO, Chemonics 
  • Peter Smith, President & CEO, American Systems 
  • Joe Martore, President, Calibre Systems Inc.
  • Carey Smith, President, Parsons Business Unit

  • Market Briefing
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Greenbrier Theater
    • David Berteau, President & CEO, PSC
    • Alan Chvotkin, EVP & Counsel, PSC
  Bunker Tour
4:30 p.m. | Greenbrier Bunker
  Networking Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. | JJ’s Sports Bar
  Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. | Colonial Terrace
  Chairman’s Banquet
7:15 p.m. | Colonial Hall
  Casino After Hours
9 p.m. | Greenbrier Casino



Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall
Babs Doherty, Annual Conference Chair, President & CEO, Eagle Ray
8:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall

Using M&A to Succeed in Today's Market
8:35 a.m. | Colonial Hall

Discover how current trends are affecting your M&A strategy and identify what can be gained through M&A compared
to other opportunities for growth in our industry. 

  • Moderator: Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co. 
  • Greg Baroni, Chairman & CEO, Attain LLC
  • Gail Bassin, CO-CEO, JBS International 
  • Peter Clyne, Sr. VP, Corporate Development, Leidos
  • Nick Veasey, Principal, Director of M&A, Booz Allen Hamilton 
  Closing Keynote Address
9:50 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall
Emily W. Murphy, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

Coming Attractions in Acquisition
10:30 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall

This session will explore how PSC companies can best adapt to the changing buying patterns of government and what it
will take to succeed in the evolving market dynamics.

  • Moderator: Tim Cooke, President & CEO, ASI Government 
  • Greg Giddens, Partner, Potomac Ridge Consulting, LLC
  • Dr. Alexis Lasselle Ross, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Strategy and Acquisition Reform)
  • Trey Obering, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dyson Richards, Executive Vice President, RGS
  Closing Remarks and Adjournment
11:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall