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Soloway leaving PSC

Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

Stan Soloway’s 15-year tenure as head of the Professional Services Council saw tremendous growth in the organization.

Professional Services Council President and CEO Stan Soloway is stepping down after a 15-year run.

Soloway said in a Sept. 9 statement that it was a "difficult decision" to leave, but that "if I want to do something different and substantial before I retire, the time to do so is now." No departure date was announced, and Soloway said he had no specific immediate plans but will remain engaged with the federal professional services and technology sector.

Soloway's tenure at the association began in 2001, after serving as deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition reform during the second half of President Bill Clinton administration.

Under his leadership, the association's membership has grown more than 300 percent. PSC also made three acquisitions, most recently of the TechAmerica Foundation.

Soloway is a two-time winner of FCW's Federal 100 Award, and in 2013 was the recipient of GCN's IT Executive of the Year award. He has been active participant in the discussions surrounding acquisition reform, government mandates for contractors and efforts to build more IT development capacity within agencies themselves.

PSC Executive Committee member and IBM General Manager Anne Altman will lead the search for Soloway's successor, according to Ellen Glover, executive vice president of ICF International and chair of the PSC board of directors.

In an email message to PSC membership, Soloway said he has been working with Glover and Vice Chair John Goodman for several months to plan for an effective, smooth transition. "While I am not yet certain what my next step will be, I do plan to remain fully engaged in this exciting and important industry," he wrote.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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