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ACT-IAC Announces New Executive Committee Leadership

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced the election results for the ACT and IAC Executive Committees. The new leaders will take office on July 1, 2014.

In accordance with ACT bylaws, ACT President Dr. Rick Holgate will continue his current role as President of the American Council for Technology. Casey Coleman, formerly Executive Vice President and positioned to become the next ACT President, recently moved to a new role in the private sector. ACT-IAC is fortunate to advance under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Holgate. The incoming Executive Vice President will be announced at a later date.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to stay on for another term and further propel ACT-IAC’s strategic vision across all of our established priority areas,” said Holgate. “The ACT Executive Committee provides an objective forum where government employees can debate and collaborate, and we continue to deliver actionable solutions for the issues effecting our government and its citizens. I look forward to producing more valuable content like our recent 7-S for Success Framework, and to continuing to provide a range of events aimed at education and collaboration between government and industry.”

New to the ACT Executive Committee are Alissa JohnsonJoanie NewhartSanjay Sardar and Joe Ward. They will serve a two-year term and join current ACT Executive Committee members Adrian GardnerGreg Giddens, Mike Howell, Darlene Meskell, Brad Nix and Deborah Schilling. Steve Elky and Margie Janney will conclude their terms and depart the ACT Executive Committee as of June 30.

In accordance with IAC bylaws, Dan Chenok (IBM) will become the new IAC Chair on July 1, 2014. The IAC membership elected Ted Davies (Unisys) as Executive Vice Chair. He will become the IAC Chair on July 1, 2015. Bob Suda (Suda and Associates) continues in the position of Vice Chair for Finance. Mitzi Mead (Accela Consulting) and Sherry Weir (Kearney & Company) were elected to second terms on the Executive Committee and Marty Cummings (Integrated Support Systems) was elected to his first term. Current Executive Committee Vice Chairs at Large include Lisa Akers (ASI Government), Brian Bonacci (Level 3 Communications), Wayne Davis (CenturyLink Government Services), Debbie Granberry (CSC), Lisa Martin (LeapFrog Solutions), Carol Miller (Miller Consulting Group) and Adelaide O’Brien (IDC Government Insights).

“As I conclude my year as IAC Chair, I would like to say thank you to all the ACT-IAC members and volunteers for making ACT-IAC a truly unique and wonderful partnership organization,” said Jim Williams, current IAC Chair. “Our mission and commitment to advancing government is vibrant, strong and valued because of the work we have done as a team over the past year. I have no doubt that under Dan Chenok’s leadership, the new IAC Executive Committee will continue to advance government through innovative contributions from its membership and strategic collaboration with ACT.”

About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action

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 the 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. Connect with ACT-IAC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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