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2023 Annual Conference Speakers
Governor of West Virginia
James C. Justice, II attended Raleigh County public schools and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1969, attended Greenbrier Military Academy as a post graduate. Governor Justice went to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where he earned his undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration. Jim has carried on his family’s tradition of being major supporters of youth programs in Southern West Virginia. Since 1992 he has been President of Beckley Little League. His participation has helped the program expand to over 1,000 kids playing on 80 teams. He has coached basketball teams of all ages for the past 36 years and is currently the head girls and boys basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, WV. On November 29, 2016, Jim was honored when he coached his 1,000th career win in basketball. In 2009, Justice rescued The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, from bankruptcy. The workforce was facing deep cuts in jobs and benefits. Immediately after purchasing The Greenbrier, Jim Justice reversed many of the benefit cuts and invested in renovations and expansions. He brought major events like the PGA Tour, training camps for the NFL and NBA, and countless high-profile acts and conferences to The Greenbrier. In May 2015, Jim announced his campaign to seek the office of governor of West Virginia. After 19 months on the campaign trail sharing his vision for transforming West Virginia, Jim was elected the 36th governor of West Virginia. He won with a broad coalition of support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
As governor, he wants to do everything possible to put West Virginia in a positive light.
Political Analyst, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal
Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ron Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a senior editor for The Atlantic, a Contributing Editor for National Journal, and a senior political analyst for CNN, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Brownstein was cited for “the clarity, consistency, and quality of his political reporting.” He writes weekly columns for both the Atlantic and CNN.com and also appears regularly in National Journal. A prolific and penetrating columnist, Brownstein is, as the Economist said, “one of America’s best political journalists,” and the Washington Post called him “one of the gold-plated names of political journalism who can still shape big-pictures conventional wisdom.”
General (retired) James Cartwright
General James Cartwright retired from active duty on 1 September 2011, after 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps.
General Cartwright served as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, before being nominated and appointed as the 8th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s second highest military officer. General Cartwright served his four-year tenure as Vice Chairman across two Presidential administrations and constant military operations against diverse and evolving enemies. He became widely recognized for his technical acumen, vision of future national security concepts, and keen ability to integrate systems, organizations and people in ways that encouraged creativity and sparked innovation in the areas of strategic deterrence, nuclear proliferation, missile defense, cyber security, and adaptive acquisition processes.
Managing Partner, Lindsay Goldberg, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
Jack is a Managing Partner at Lindsay Goldberg and joined the firm in 2017 after serving as 76th Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. Jack serves as a member of Lindsay Goldberg’s investment committee and focuses on firm management and all aspects of the investment process. He chairs the firms ESG Committee and serves on the boards of Creation Technologies and Galen Mental Health. Jack’s efforts have helped Lindsay Goldberg continue to build on its success as a trusted partner to both families and institutions around the world. Prior to service as Treasury Secretary, Jack served as President Obama’s Chief of Staff, as well as Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Presidents Obama and Clinton. Previously, he was a managing director and chief operating officer of two units within Citi and served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of New York University, where he was also a professor of public administration. He also teaches at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Jack earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his A.B. from Harvard College.
Founder, Helios HR
Kathy Albarado founded Helios HR, an award-winning human capital consulting and recruiting firm, with a commitment to aid leaders in solidifying strong human resource practices that build and enhance their corporate culture. With more than 25 years of progressive human capital management experience, she works with executives to help them establish a culture of intention--a culture that allows them to attract, retain and engage exceptional people. Helios is known for helping their clients scale to their next stage of growth. Kathy and her team have helped launch and grow hundreds of organizations ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500.
Dr. Alexander Alonso
SHRM-SCP, Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM
Alexander Alonso, PhD, SHRM-SCP is the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) Chief Knowledge Officer leading operations for SHRM's Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications, research functions, and the SHRM Knowledge Advisor service. He is responsible for all research activities, including the development of the SHRM Competency Model and SHRM credentials. During his career, he has worked with numerous subject matter experts worldwide with the aim of identifying performance standards, developing competency models, designing organizational assessments, and conducting job analyses. He was also responsible for working on contract task orders involving the development of measurement tools for content areas such as job knowledge (like teacher knowledge of instructional processes) and organizational climates (like organizational climate forecasting in military health care).
Founder, 3Wire Partners
Ms. Antenucci has recently founded a merchant banking firm partnering with investors and business owners in the government contracting sector. She was, previously a Senior Managing Director and leader of investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace•Defense•Government (ADG) and Business Services industry practices. 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, L3Harris, 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.
Acquisition Deputy Director, DLA
In December 2022, Mr. George Atwood assumed the position as the Deputy Director, DLA Acquisition (J7). As J7 Deputy, serves as Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) for DCSO, Disposition and Distribution, the DLA Competition Advocate, the DLA Senior Services Manager and the Contracting Functional Area Leader. Mr. Atwood previously served as Executive Director, Logistics, Policy, and Strategic Programs Directorate (J34) for DLA Logistics Operations (J3), where he has held that position since November of 2016. He was responsible for development and dissemination of enterprise-wide policy of key business and supply chain management functions for order fulfillment, planning, stock positioning, retail sustainment, transportation, distribution network, disposition, technical/quality, and logistics research and development functions.
Dr. Angela Billups
Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Angela Billups was appointed as the Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on November 26, 2018. As the Executive Director of one of the largest acquisition and logistics programs in the Federal government, Dr. Billups manages and oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures for department-wide acquisition and logistics programs supporting all VA facilities and the VA Acquisition Academy in Frederick, Maryland. She is the primary advisor to the Chief Acquisition Officer and to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for matters related to enterprise business strategies and acquisition management. Dr. Billups also serves as the VA Senior Procurement Executive and VA Suspension and Debarment Official.
Vice President, U.S. Government Services Business Transformation, The Boeing Company
David Cade is responsible for enabling USGS to meet current business commitments while simultaneously creating a framework for engagement and future contracts with government customers. Cade previously served as vice president of Corporate Contracts. As the company’s representative to government and industry regarding acquisition and industrial policy issues, Cade guided all related strategies, policies, procedures, and compliance activities. Prior to that, he was the functional leader for almost 600 professionals in Boeing Global Services (BGS) Contracts, Estimating & Cash Management group. He has also served as the vice president of Contracts, Pricing, Estimating, and Supply Chain Finance for Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business unit. Prior to joining the Boeing Law Department in September 2008, Cade spent 10 years as in-house counsel for General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.
Associate Administrator of the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Mr. Glenn A. Delgado is the Associate Administrator of the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As the Associate Administrator, Mr. Delgado provides executive leadership and policy direction for developing and implementing initiatives, that ensure all categories of small businesses are afforded opportunities to compete for Agency contracts. Since Mr. Delgado’s arrival at NASA, the dollars awarded to small businesses have significantly increased. Specifically, between Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 and FY 2021, NASA amplified its spending with small businesses as prime contractors by $724 million or 27%. NASA also increased its spending with small businesses, as subcontractors, by $1.1 billion or 43%. Moreover, combined our prime and subcontractor dollars increased by $1.8 billion or 35%. Additionally, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has recognized several new policies and procedures implemented by OSBP, as a federal government best practice.
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Procurement Executive, U.S. Department of State
Michael W. Derrios is a recognized leader in the field of government acquisition with almost 30 years of federal, military, and private sector experience. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2015. Mr. Derrios currently serves as the Senior Procurement Executive for the U.S. Department of State (DOS). In this capacity, he is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating, all global procurement and contracting operations, policies, and activities for a $10 billion annual spend portfolio supporting an international mission set.
Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation | KIRA
Karen Ell joined Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation | KIRA in 2018 as the company’s first in-house counsel, serving as General Counsel |Chief Legal Officer| Secretary. In this role, Karen oversaw and grew her company’s participation in several SBA programs, including the SBA 8(a) program, SBA HUBZone program, and All-Small Mentor Protégé Program (MPP). She has personally drafted and negotiated many mentor protégé agreements (both as mentor and protégé), in addition to negotiating many SBA MPA joint ventures with large and small firms. Karen has utilized Small Business Regulations to support her company’s business growth and has structured business deals which have paved way to successful, long-term strategic business partnerships. She recently transitioned out of her legal role with her company and was promoted to the position of Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. In this role, Karen serves as head of strategic partnerships and manages key business relationships. She continues to ensure the company’s business strategy aligns with THTBC’s overall corporate vision. Karen is a graduate of University of Miami, B.A., and Florida State University College of Law, J.D. and has over 20 years of combined law firm and in-house business law experience.
Director for DCMA’s Software Division
John A. Ellis is currently the Director for DCMA’s Software Division, responsible for the Policy, Training, and Tools used by the Agency’s software professionals in the conduct of their software surveillance activities, including the application of cybersecurity contract requirements and policies. Mr. Ellis, a retired Army Colonel, served on active duty for more than 30 years. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in May 1985 and becoming a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995, he served in a variety of assignments until his retirement 1 June 2015.
Business Advisory Partner, Aprio
William (“Bill”) Foote is a seasoned Advisory Services Partner at Aprio, serving the government contracting, technology, real estate & construction, and professional services industries. He collaborates with middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, private equity groups, investment bankers, lenders and attorneys, working toward a common goal of achieving successful client outcomes. Bill specializes in helping clients with financial due diligence, complex valuation projects, financial disputes and accounting investigations. As a CPA with four additional specialty certifications, he leverages technical expertise and nearly three decades of assurance and advisory services experience to help clients grow their businesses, improve performance, reduce risks and navigate crises.
Group Manager: IDIQ Labs/Innovation Sector
Jim Ghiloni is a thought leader with more than 17 years of experience in federal government managing large-scale, complex programs and acquisitions. Jim is the “Father” of the Alliant and OASIS contracts. Jim has deep expertise in the areas of Business Development, Program Management, Customer Relations, and Federal Acquisition. His unique blend of acquisition and program knowledge as well as his varied and successful experience managing multiple enterprise procurements provide Jim with a keen strategic understanding of both Industry and Government and the intersection of the two.
Senior Advisor to the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Polly Hall serves as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity, she supports priority procurement areas, strategic planning and management of the procurement function, and process improvement and modernization initiatives across the DHS procurement organization. Prior to this role, she served as Executive Director for the DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL).
Polly earned her B.A. in Political Science at Roanoke College and her M.A.in Public Policy at the George Washington University. Polly is FAC-C Level III certified with a Digital Service (DS) specialization. She was recognized with a Federal 100 Award in 2019 and with Top 50 Agile distinction in 2020. She serves as co-Vice Chair of the Federal Innovation Council, a Board Member of the DHS Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOC), and as a Faculty Associate in the Supply Chain Management Department at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Associate Administrator for Federal Lands, Federal Highway Administration
Mr. Timothy Hess is the Associate Administrator for Federal Lands in the Federal Highway Administration. As the Associate Administrator, he provides senior executive level leadership for over 700 employees in providing transportation solutions for Federal Land Management Agencies and other interagency partners. These programs provide over $1.5B in annual funding for transportation improvements on Federal and Tribal lands such as our National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Indian Reservations.
EVP and General Counsel
Jerald S. Howe, Jr. is a Leidos executive vice president and the company’s general counsel. He has responsibility for legal, contracts, and corporate governance, and administrative oversight of the ethics and compliance and internal audit functions. Howe joined Leidos in July 2017 after serving as partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (Fried Frank) where he was a member of the firm’s litigation, government contracts, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and aerospace and defense practices.
Executive Vice President, National Governments, AECOM
Karl is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member, with demonstrated success leading global organizations. Karl joined AECOM in 2020 to lead the National Governments Business Line. AECOM, a global leading Engineering and Construction firm, has a long history supporting governments around the world with solutions for some of the most complex engineering challenges. The Business Line is responsible for a wide range of activities from business development, marketing and operations. Additionally, his group includes AECOM’s Disaster Resilience group that oversees the efforts to restore communities affected by disasters, including the CoVID-19 pandemic. His team oversees a diverse portfolio of projects that support the missions of Governments around the globe.
President & Chief Operating Officer,
JRC Integrated Systems
Mr. Jimenez is the President and COO of JRC Integrated Systems, Inc. He is responsible to the CEO for corporate leadership and management of JRC to implement its mission and core values. In addition to leading the company’s financial metrics, business goals, and objectives, he is responsible for establishing policies to support the company’s culture and vision. Mr. Jimenez has over 20 years of experience in Advanced Technology Development in DoD Computer Systems and Artificial Intelligence Applications. He was a Fellow at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory where he focused on statistical and reinforcement machine learning. During his time at Draper, Mr. Jimenez worked on several projects in support of the US Navy Strategic Systems Programs.
Director, Supplier Diversity, Parsons
Gwen Johnson, Director of Supplier Diversity and Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) of Centreville, Virginia-based Parsons Corporation, a leading disruptive technology provider in the national security and critical infrastructure markets with annual revenues exceeding $3.9 billion. Gwen is responsible for promoting Parsons’ commitment to maximize opportunities for diversity businesses supporting business development initiatives and existing client engagements. Government and local organizations have recognized Parsons’ national small business achievements through multiple awards for SB performance. Under her leadership the Parsons Small Business Program has received an “Exceptional” rating by the Defense Contract Management Agency. The National Veteran SB Council has repeatedly recognized Parsons for outstanding achievement in subcontracting with VOSBs and SDVOSBs since June 2013. We were also awarded the prestigious Nunn Perry Award by the Department of Defense (DoD) for superb performance in the DoD Mentor Protégé Program in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022.
Director, Material Operations & Strategy, Leidos
Sara Kim is the Director of Material Operations & Strategy (MO&S) at Leidos. In this role, she is responsible for leading an organization of approximately 90 procurement professionals, who provide proposal pricing and procurement planning and strategy support for material-intensive captures and programs across the corporation. Sara started her career at Lockheed Martin through the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP), taking rotations in Quality, Subcontracts, and Operations, then supported the FBI Next Generation Identification (NGI) as a property management lead. After NGI, Sara started her career in supply chain taking various positions as a supply chain engineer, supporting multiple proposals and programs, subcontract administrator, and supplier relationship manager, covering enterprise software and cloud suppliers. One of her major accomplishments post-Leidos merger was leading licensing negotiations with a large enterprise software supplier to ensure mitigate technical debt and ensure license coverage for all Leidos employees. In 2019, Sara received the 30-Under-30 Rising Supply Chain Star recognition from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. From 2019 to 2021, Sara led the procurement proposal team through material pricing and supply chain strategy on multiple complex, critical captures. In 2021, she led the procurement program team for Defense and Intelligence programs, predominantly focusing on successful transition and execution of NGEN-R SMIT procurement support.
Associate Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, U.S. Department of Commerce
Doug Kinkoph joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in 2010 and has served in a number of roles, including Acting Assistant Secretary, working on issues including spectrum management, broadband, and public safety communications. In his current role as Associate Administrator, Doug is responsible for all of NTIA’s broadband programs, including the implementation and management of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program, and Digital Equity Programs. He also oversees the Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program. Prior to these current grant programs, Doug oversaw the $4 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program at NTIA, which funded the deployment of broadband infrastructure, public computer centers, sustainable adoption of broadband service, and statewide broadband planning. He was also instrumental in creating the agency’s BroadbandUSA program in 2015.
Meghan counsels government contractors and commercial businesses on a broad range of government contracting matters. She advises companies on small business procurement matters, particularly on issues related to eligibility and participation in small business federal procurement programs, such as the SBA’s SDVOSB, WOSB, 8(a) BD, and HUBZone programs as well as the All Small Mentor Protégé Program and the VA’s VetBiz VIP program. She also assists clients in maintaining compliance with the FAR and small business regulations. Meghan’s practice includes size protests and bid protests at all levels. She also takes the lead on requests for equitable adjustment, claims, and appeals. Meghan is experienced in defending employers against alleged discrimination complaints.
President, CGI Federal
Ms. Mango works with federal organizations in the civilian, defense and intelligence communities to improve operations through business and information technology solutions. Her focus is on leveraging innovative business models and solutions to drive efficiency, effectiveness and desired outcomes for her customers. A respected thought leader, Ms. Mango drives transformational IT through leadership in the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, Washington Executive, the Shared Service Leadership Council, the Professional Services Council, and the AGA. She is a founding member of the Chief Washington DC Chapter, a network that supports women leaders. Ms. Mango won a Pinnacle award for National Security Executive on behalf of her team’s delivery of innovation in cybersecurity and two Federal 100 awards for her advocacy of effective government. She was recognized as a finalist in the WeQual Awards for Leadership Excellence and inducted as a WeQual member.
Chief People Officer, Kearney & Company
Erin Ogburn is currently the Chief People Officer at Kearney & Company, an accounting, consulting, and technology Firm dedicated to government contracting and a “Best Place to Work” (Washington Business Journal) in Alexandria, VA. She attended George Mason University as an undergraduate and later Virginia Tech for her master’s degree. She has had the opportunity to gain experience over the years within multiple facets of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Resource Management, Security, and beyond within the government contracting industry as well as in higher education. Today Erin enjoys the fast pace of leading People Services within the Firm as well as contributing to the growth and development of Kearney’s people and business. Erin has loved working for Kearney for many years, allowing her the opportunity to build and lead a fabulous People Services Team, help to create Kearney’s culture, programs, and policies, all related to the Firm’s biggest asset, its people.
Vice President, Strategic Operations, CGI Federal
Mr. Pullen is an accomplished executive and information technology professional with over 35 years of technical and management experience. Serving as the Leader of the IDIQ Strategic Solution Center (ISSC) responsible for Federal IDIQ Marketing, Business Development, and daily business activities for CGI’s contract vehicle portfolio, and schedules, that includes the GSA OASIS MAC, NIH CIO-SP3 GWAC, IT-70, PSS Schedule, and GSA Alliant 2 GWAC. In this role, Mr. Pullen manages all aspects of the IDIQ contracts as well as CGI’s IDIQ Contract vehicle portfolio, in addition to the development of partner relationships to leverage small businesses to respond to requirements. Mr. Pullen is a trusted advocate to Small Businesses, Partner organizations and the Federal Government Program offices, serving as a leader and industry advisor to these organizations.
Vice President, AARP
Carly Roszkowski is the Vice President of Financial Resilience Programming at AARP, where she leads strategy and outcome development within Financial Resilience and the Work and Jobs issue area. She helps individuals over the age of 50 obtain and maintain the level of employment they need or desire by increasing the competitiveness of 50-plus workers in the labor market, improves access to all forms of work opportunities for the 50-plus, and helps to eliminate age discrimination in the workforce. Carly has over 20 years of experience developing and executing successful business and integrated marketing strategies, brand campaigns, and strategic partnerships for leading nonprofit organizations. She has been with AARP for five years and has spent time at AARP Foundation, and AARP Driver Safety. Prior to AARP, Carly directed marketing and communications at Teaching Strategies, an Education Technology company, and spent more than a decade in consumer and business-to-business offerings at Discovery Communications; she began her career in fundraising with the World Wildlife Fund.
Director, Enterprise Service and Analysis Division,
Geoffrey Sage is the Director of the Enterprise Service and Analysis Division within the NASA Office of Procurement. As the Director, Mr. Sage is responsible for senior executive leadership and oversight of the NASA Acquisition Innovation Launchpad (NAIL), Office of Procurement enterprise E-Business systems and initiatives, the Enterprise Pricing Office, and special acquisition initiatives supporting the Chief Acquisition Officer, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, and Chief Program Management Officer.
Acting Executive Vice President, Growth; Executive Vice President, Shared and Managed Services, The Golden Key Group
Jessica Salmoiraghi serves as Golden Key Group’s Acting EVP Growth/ EVP of Shared and Managed Services. Ms. Salmoiraghi is a highly-accomplished professional with a broad range of experience in government affairs, strategic initiatives, member relations, project management, and federal procurement. Ms. Salmoiraghi first joined GKG in June of 2021 as the Vice President of Shared and Managed Services. Her wealth of experience in the government and private sector has been crucial to the expansion of many business lines at GKG. She began leading GKG’s Business Development and Growth team at the end of 2021, in addition to her role to expand Shared and Managed Services. Prior to GKG, Ms. Salmoiraghi was the Chief Acquisition Officer and Associate Administrator at General Services Administration (GSA) where she focused on supporting government-wide efforts through regulation and shared-services implementation. Before this, she was the director of federal agencies and international programs at the American Council of Engineering Companies. A lawyer by trade, Ms. Salmoiraghi’s career includes decades of experience supporting other trade associations and advocacy efforts. Ms. Salmoiraghi received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Managing Director, Washington Research Group - Aerospace & Defense, TD Cowen
Roman Schweizer joined Cowen Washington Research Group in August 2016 covering defense policy issues. He held previous positions at Guggenheim Securities and MF Global. Mr. Schweizer has over 15 years of experience in Washington, DC, serving as a government acquisition official, industry consultant, and journalist. Prior to joining Washington Research Group, he was an acquisition professional with the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship program. Previously, he directed a team providing congressional and media strategic communications support to senior Navy officials on high-profile ship acquisition programs. Mr. Schweizer has also consulted on U.S. and international defense, aerospace, homeland security, and technology market sectors to Fortune 100 clients on behalf of DFI International and Fathom Dynamics LLC.
Douglas Sims, RPA, PMP
Chief, Supplemental Programs Branch, Programs Integration Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), D.C.
Doug leads the recently formed USACE Supplemental Programs Branch (SPB), an organization charged with performing the overall Headquarters-level management of identified/assigned supplemental appropriations currently totaling ~$44.9B. With support of a matrixed multi-disciplined team, the SPB provides program oversight and execution monitoring, including development of implementation guidance, management of appropriated funds, resolution of policy and legal issues, development of long-term strategic investment plans, and reporting to internal and external senior leaders. The SPB actively communicates and leverages resources across the enterprise and industry to ensure aggressive, innovative, quality-focused delivery that is aligned with Administration policy and Congressional intent.
John M. Tenaglia
Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, U.S. Department of Defense
Mr. John M. Tenaglia serves as the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He is responsible for the pricing and contracting policy matters that relate to $300+ billion in annual contract obligations. As the functional leader of DoD’s 30,000+ contracting and purchasing professionals, he is responsible for their workforce career development. He serves as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) on acquisition and procurement negotiation strategies for all major weapon systems, and major automated information systems programs. He is responsible for assisting the USD(A&S) in the implementation of the Department’s operational priorities, including business reform initiatives to reduce operational costs and speed delivery to the warfighter. He oversees business enterprise initiatives related to pricing, domestic, international, and contingency contract policy for DoD, and associated e-business solutions; and DoD procurement regulations.
President and CEO, Professional Services Council
Mr. Berteau became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Services Council (PSC) on March 28, 2016. With more than 400 members, PSC is the premier advocate of and resource for the federal services industry. As CEO, Mr. Berteau focuses on legislative and regulatory issues related to government acquisition, budgets, and requirements by helping to shape public policy, leading strategic coalitions, and working to improve communications between government and industry, focusing on outcomes and results for the government. Prior to PSC, Mr. Berteau was confirmed in December 2014 as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. He oversaw the management of the $170 billion in Department of Defense logistics funding. Previously, Mr. Berteau served as Senior Vice President and Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His research and analysis covered federal budgets, national security, management, contracting, logistics, acquisition, and industrial base issues.
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