Coalition for Government Procurement gets government insider as head
New leader will take over for Larry Allen
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Oct 26, 2010
Roger Waldron will become the next president of the Coalition of Government Procurement, CGP Chairman Bill Gormley announced today.
Waldron starts his new position Nov. 8. Waldron is currently an attorney with the Mayer Brown law firm and previously served in the General Services Administration. He has extensive experience in GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program.
“We are very pleased to have someone of Roger’s caliber and expertise lead the coalition moving forward,” Gormley said. “He is an expert in the field and will bring strong leadership to the association.”
Allen resigns as CGP president to start a company
Larry Allen has been the coalition’s president for 20 years, but is stepping down Nov. 5. Allen said Waldron is thorough and knowledgeable about CGP's issues.
“I know he will be a strong advocate for coalition members and for common sense acquisition policy,” he said.
Allen will continue as a member of the board of directors and provide continuity during the upcoming transition. Allen told Federal Computer Week he plans to start his own company, Allen Federal Business Partners, to advise companies in the federal market.
Gormley said Waldron will make his debut at the Excellence in Partnership Awards event on Nov. 1 and the coalition’s fall conference the next day.
Waldron said he’s excited about the new job.
“The coalition has an outstanding reputation in the field,” he said.
Waldron has worked closely with GSA schedules, governmentwide IT acquisition contracts, and other indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts. At GSA, he was acting senior procurement executive from 2005 to 2007 and served as a member of the Services Acquisition Reform Act panel, or the Acquisition Advisory Panel, which has influenced procurement decisions on Capitol Hill.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.