FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government technology community, today announced the successful completion of the Partners Professional Development Program (Partners Program) by the 20th graduating class in its twenty year history. Each program participant was not only nominated by his or her respective company or agency but also selected by a panel of senior executives from government and industry.
"This year's Partners Program class brought together a diverse group of senior leaders from industry and government who shared the goals of addressing complex workplace issues within the federal technology marketplace and gaining a better appreciation for the priorities and challenges that individuals face in their respective roles," said John Moses, 2016 Partners Program Government Chair. "I have appreciated the willingness of these individuals to share their perspectives and the value they saw in what they could learn from one another."
"In addition to offering peer interactions, the Partners Program offers a unique opportunity for experiential learning through offsite workshops, training, and breakfast sessions on varied topics, presented by government and industry executives," said Brian Kendrick, 2016 Partners Program Industry Chair. "I'm proud to have collaborated with this outstanding class of information technology leaders over the course of this year's program."
The ACT-IAC Partners Program offers senior leaders a challenging nine-month curriculum to prepare them for promotion to the Senior Executive Service (SES) or C-level ranks within the next 3-5 years. This highly competitive leadership development program focuses on addressing complex workplace issues within the federal technology marketplace in an open and not-for-attribution environment, as well as creating true collaboration through a 1:1 ratio of government to industry participants.
The 2016 government Partners Program graduates include:
Michelle Barr, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Luis Campudoni, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Jamey Collins, General Services Administration
Tony Cossa, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Kevin Coyne, U.S. Department of Commerce
Maynard Crum, General Services Administration
Judy Dudley, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sharon Hamer, Environmental Protection Agency
Beth Jones, Environmental Protection Agency
Casey Kelley, General Services Administration
Jon Kraden, General Services Administration
Maja Lee, Environmental Protection Agency
Tiffany McNeill, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Daniel York, General Services Administration
The 2016 industry Partners Program graduates include:
Vera Ashworth, CGI Federal
Thelma Barker, CenturyLink
Rajaji Bellamkonda, Karsun Solutions
Patrick Crovo, Insight Technology Solutions
Joe Devlin, Leidos
Bill Fischer, Growth Matters
John Fitzgerald, E3 Federal Solutions
Mike Froelich, Pragmatics
Donna Glassley, Cisco
Neel Gopalani, ECS Federal
John Hart, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Paul Lee, BRMi
Kirk Macchiavello, Zolon Tech
Luke McFadden, Excella Consulting
Vidya Narayan, Unisys
After graduating from the Partners Program, alumni continue their development as ACT-IAC Fellows, an exclusive network of over 800 government and industry executives.
Applications for the 2016 Partners Program available November 4, 2016.
ACT-IAC also announced that applications for the 2017 Partners Program will be available beginning November 4, 2016. The program requires candidates to submit an application and be nominated by their respective agency or company. Each application is reviewed by a panel of senior government and industry executives who evaluate candidates based on their professional leadership accomplishments and potential for future advancement. This is a highly competitive program and agencies/companies are encouraged to nominate only their strongest candidates. For additional information, please visit: https://www.actiac.org/learning/professional-development/partners/partners-overview or contact Laura Smith at (703) 208-4800 or at email@example.com.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Collaboration, Education, and Action
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a non-profit educational organization established to create a more effective and innovative government. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective and trusted forum where government and industry executives are working together to improve public services and agency operations through the use of technology. To maintain the objectivity and integrity of its collaborative process, ACT-IAC does not accept government funding. ACT-IAC activities are underwritten by AT&T, ACT-IAC's strategic mission partner, and a number of private sector organizations who share the ACT-IAC commitment to better government. A complete list of sponsors, as well as additional information about ACT-IAC, can be found at www.actiac.org.
Learn more about ACT-IAC and the membership benefits at https://actiac.org or call (703) 208-4800.
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SOURCE American Council for Technology