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ACT-IAC taps executive partners

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The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council announced its 32 government and private sector employees who will pair up in preparation for future roles in senior executive service and corporate executive officer positions.

The 2014 Partners Program includes 16 government employees and 16 industry counterparts who were nominated by their organizations and chosen by a panel made up of government and industry executives.

“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,” Kay Ely, 2014 Partners Program government chairwoman, said in a prepared statement. “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.”

A quarter of the public sector selections came from the General Services Administration. Among the companies represented are IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton and Cisco.

The government participants are:

Dawn Banks-Waller, EPA
Jennifer Browne, GSA
Danita Byrd, GSA
Maria Filios, GSA
Dave Heimann, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Lee Kelly, EPA
Mark Kieffer, Department of Treasury
Benjamin Kim, Executive Office of the President/Office of Administration
Michael Palmer, DHS
Lori Parker, NASA
Hemanth Setty, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Mary Ann Wangemann, University of Virginia
Allison Willcox, USDA
Barbara Whitelaw, DHS
Victor Winnard, USDA
Judith Zawatsky, GSA

The industry participants are:

Jeffrey Bohling, General Dynamics Information Technology
Janet Clement, ASI Government
Rena Fagel, CenturyLink
Will Fortier, E3 Federal Solutions
Simon Godwin, Acentia
Stephen Goehler, Information Innovators Inc.
Christopher Hegedus, Pragmatics Inc.
Adesh Jain, Avaya Government Solutions
James Karlson, Unisys Federal
Kathryn Kienast, Booz Allen Hamilton
David McOmber, IBM
Brian Ross, Harris Corporation
Brian Sichi, Capgemini Government Solutions
Shannon Vanlandingham, Cisco Systems
Jennifer Yang, Battle Resource Management Inc.
Brian Young, HP Enterprise Services

Posted by Reid Davenport on Mar 04, 2014 at 7:15 AM


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