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.
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.
Previously, Mr. Berteau served as Senior Vice President and Director of the National Security
Program on Industry and Resources at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
His research and analysis covered national security, management, contracting, logistics,
acquisition, and industrial base issues.
Mr. Berteau is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has also served
as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public
Affairs, a Director of the Procurement Round Table, and an Associate at the Robert S. Strauss
Center at the University of Texas.
Prior to CSIS, Mr. Berteau was director of national defense and homeland security for Clark &
Weinstock, director of Syracuse University's National Security Studies Program and a professor
of practice at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and senior vice president at
Science Applications International Corporation. Before SAIC, he held a variety of positions in
the Department of Defense. Throughout his career, he served a total of 14 years at senior levels
in the U.S. Defense Department under six defense secretaries.
Mr. Berteau graduated with a B.A. from Tulane University in 1971 and received his master's
degree in 1981 from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
Alan L. Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. He has been at PSC since 2001.
Prior to joining PSC, he was a vice president of AT&T
Government Services where he was responsible for managing key AT&T programs and opportunities. From 1986 to 1995, he was corporate director of government relations and senior counsel at Sundstrand Corporation. Chvotkin also has 13 years experience as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill,
serving first as a staff member on the Senate Budget Committee and, later, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He became counsel and staff director to the Senate Small Business Committee and then counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Chvotkin is a member of the American, Supreme Court and District of Columbia Bar Associations and a fellow of the National Contract Management Association, where he serves on its national board of advisors. He is also a founding member and continuing leader of the federal contracting industry’s Acquisition Reform Working Group, which was established in 1993. He also co-chairs the operating committee of the Council of
Defense and Space Industries Association. For his service to the contracting community, he has received the prestigious Fed 100 Award three times.
He has a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, a master’s in public administration, and a bachelor’s in political science, both from American University.
Joe is the Vice President, Membership and Marketing for the Professional Services Council. He and his team focuses on driving excellence for the member experience, communicating the value of engagement with PSC and widening the appreciation of the advocacy led on behalf of the federal contracting industry. His favorite part of his job is working with a talented and committed team of professionals.
Prior to joining PSC, he worked for Unisys, the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, Wirthlin Worldwide, Congressional Quarterly, the New Republic, U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell, and ran his own consulting firm – Homeland Strategies.