FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership dedicated to advancing government through the application of information technology, today officially announced the successful completion of the Partners Program by the 2018 class. This marks the 21st anniversary of the Partners program, which began in 1997.
"The Partners Class of 2018 is a cohort of amazing leaders that excelled at every learning opportunity, no matter the challenge," said Ron Thompson, 2018 Government Chair for the Partners Class. "Each individual in the class is results driven and passionate about always wanting to improve. I'm confident that this team's impact on the future of government IT will be remarkable."
"The Partners Program Class of 2018 represents a diverse group from both government and industry, resulting in colorful debates and leadership moments. It was a pleasure leading this highly motivated and talented group of future thought leaders and watching them build on their skills as highly effective leaders," said Atacan Donmez, 2018 Industry Partners Chair. "They not only learned from the class curriculum, but also from each other."
The ACT-IAC Partners Program uniquely pairs government and industry professionals and prepares them for their roles at the SES and company officer levels. The collaboration of government and industry participants over a nine-month period enables a greater understanding of their future leadership roles and responsibilities.
The 2018 Government Partners:
Jeff Bardwell, Department of Homeland Security
Chris Bennethum, General Services Administration
Sheena Burrell, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Charles Cornelius, United States Department of Agriculture
Bradley Cornell, General Services Administration
Jared Houghton, Department of Justice
Theresa Kinney, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Raymond Lewis, General Services Administration
Carolyn Meza, General Services Administration
Carla Thomas, Department of Homeland Security
Cheryl Thornton, General Services Administration
Jeremy Wood, Millennium Challenge Corporation
The 2018 Industry Partners:
Peter Anih, Dynanet Corporation
David Bushick, AT&T Global Business Public Sector Solutions
Michael Drescher, TCG Inc.
Vipin Jain, Optimal Technology Solutions Inc.
Jeff Kramer, Reed Technology
Raza Latif, NuAxis Innovations
Wendy Myers, Suntiva, LLC
David Newberry, Leidos
Kitty Nix, Amazon Web Services
Matt Sexton, Booz Allen Hamilton
Serge Shahabian, Unisys Federal Systems
Chae Song, Karsun Solutions LLC
Sudha Venkateswaran, Pyramid Systems, Inc.
Alumni continue their professional development through the ACT-IAC Fellows program, an exclusive network of over 850 government and industry executives.
Applications for the 2019 Partners program are now available on the ACT-IAC website.
For additional information, please visit, https://actiac.org/content/partners-program or call (703) 208-4800.
American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a non-profit educational organization created to provide a safe haven for collaboration and the only place where government and industry can work together as true partners towards a shared vision of a more effective, efficient and innovative government. For more information: www.actiac.org.
SOURCE The American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)