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2021 Leadership Summit Speakers
The Honorable Margaret Weichert
Managing Director, Accenture, and former Deputy Director for Management at OMB
Margaret Weichert is an American businesswoman, inventor, and government executive, was Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget from February 28, 2018 until March 25, 2020. Concurrently, she was Acting Director at the Office of Personnel Management from October 2018 until September 16, 2019.
Andrew Philip Hunter
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
Andrew Hunter is a senior fellow in the International Security Program and director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS. He focuses on issues affecting the industrial base, including emerging technologies, sequestration, acquisition policy, and industrial policy. From 2011 to November 2014, Mr. Hunter served as a senior executive in the Department of Defense (DOD). Appointed as director of the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell in 2013, his duties included fielding solutions to urgent operational needs and leading the work of the Warfighter Senior Integration Group to ensure timely action on critical issues of warfighter support. From 2011 to 2012, he served as chief of staff to Ashton B. Carter and Frank Kendall, while each was serving as under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics. Additional duties while at DOD include providing support to the Deputy’s Management Action Group and leading a team examining ways to reshape acquisition statutes.