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ACT-IAC Selects 32 Government and Industry Rising Stars for 2014 Partners Program Class
|By Business Wire
|March 3, 2014 10:18 AM EST
The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
today announced its 2014 Partners Program. This nine-month program pairs
16 government professionals with 16 industry counterparts to
collectively engage, develop and prepare for future roles at the Senior
Executive Service (SES) and corporate executive officer levels.
“ACT-IAC advocates for a closer alignment of the government and private
sector in the federal IT community and the Partners Program embodies
that mission,” said Kay Ely, 2014 Partners Program government
chairwoman. “The differentiator of the program is that each government
and industry participant is paired with their counterpart to engage in
thoughtful dialogue and training throughout the year.”
The ACT-IAC Partners Program is the only program of its kind that allows
an open and trusted partnership between government and industry
professionals. 2014 Partners Program participants were nominated by
their respective government agency or company sponsors, and evaluated by
a panel of senior government and industry executives on their individual
professional leadership accomplishments and their potential for future
advancement within their organization.
“As the federal IT community begins to see more of the executive
workforce move towards retirement, this 17th Partners Class will work
together to develop critical skills to prepare for the assumption of
leadership roles and responsibilities,” said Joe Dawson, 2014 Partners
Program industry chairman. “With its unique education model, the
Partners Program challenges participants to develop a true understanding
of the leadership and decision-making skill sets needed at the SES and
CXO level within government and industry.”
2014 Government Partners Program participants are:
Dawn Banks-Waller, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Browne, General Services Administration (GSA)
Danita Byrd, GSA
Dave Heimann, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Mark Kieffer, U.S. Department of Treasury
Kim, Executive Office of the President/Office of Administration
Palmer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Mary Ann Wangemann,
University of Virginia
Barbara Whitelaw, DHS
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Victor Winnard, USDA
2014 Industry Partners Program participants are:
Jeffrey Bohling, General Dynamics Information Technology
Clement, ASI Government
Rena Fagel, CenturyLink
E3 Federal Solutions
Simon Godwin, Acentia
Information Innovators, Inc.
Christopher Hegedus, Pragmatics, Inc.
Jain, Avaya Government Solutions
James Karlson, Unisys Federal
Kienast, Booz Allen Hamilton
David McOmber, IBM
Brian Sichi, Capgemini Government Solutions
Vanlandingham, Cisco Systems
Jennifer Yang, Battle Resource
Management, Inc. (BRMi)
Brian Young, HP Enterprise Services
2014 Partners Program Leadership includes:
Kay Ely, GSA (Government Chair)
Jeff Wilkins, U.S. Department of
Energy (Government Vice-Chair)
Jacqueline Butler, USDA (Government
Joe Dawson, XLA (Industry Chair)
Vaidyanathan, Karsun Solutions (Industry Vice-Chair)
Stevenson McChain, NTT DATA (Industry Vice-Chair)
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT
community and an example of how government and industry work together.
ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance
government through collaboration and education. The organization
provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum
where government and industry are working together to develop innovative
strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices.
Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has
chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain
region (based in Denver).
Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at http://www.actiac.org
or call (703) 208-4800.
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