FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced its 2020 Partners Program class. This nine-month program pairs government and industry professionals to collectively engage, develop and prepare for their future roles at the Senior Executive Service (SES) and corporate executive officer levels.
"Outstanding professional development programs are a key component of the ACT-IAC value proposition," said David Wennergren, ACT-IAC CEO, "and the Partners Program has a 24 year legacy of building relationships and honing leadership skills."
Katrina Brisbon is the Government Chair of the 2020 Class and said, "I am excited to co-lead this class of success-oriented industry and government participants. I am passionate about the success of this community of like-minded professionals and am honored to be selected to lead this group. This cohort will be challenged to embrace new opportunities, be inspired, intrigued and collectively achieve innovative and collaborative outcomes!"
Mitzi Mead is the Industry Chair of the class and said, "The Partners Program serves as an example of what both Government and Industry can accomplish through collaboration and partnership. The relationships that are forged last a lifetime. I was privileged to be part of the 2001 class and serve in Partners leadership positions in 2004, 2005 and 2006. I am looking forward to working again with a new set of leaders and Partners this year as we embark on a journey to improve government for our citizens."
2020 Government Partners Program participants:
Marcela Almeida, Internal Revenue Service Thomas T. Booker, Bureau of the Fiscal Service Shila R. Cooch, Office of Management and Budget Kimberly Coplen, Federal Aviation Administration Spencer Cummings, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Andrew Fabrizio, Small Business Administration Joseph Foster, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Peter Gillis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Tonya L. Judkins, U.S. Department of Agriculture Franklyn Matthews, Department of Commerce, Enterprise Services Atash Mehta, Department of Labor Mike O'Connor, U.S. Department of Agriculture Tonya R. Pruitt, General Services Administration Marisa A. Roinestad, Internal Revenue Service Tamika Denise Spencer, General Services Administration Stacy Swann, General Services Administration Ellery Roosevelt Taylor, General Services Administration Anmy D Torres, Department of Justice Janusz Wasiolek, Library of Congress Kristen Wilson, General Services Administration
2020 Industry Partners Program participants:
Darby Bade, General Dynamics Information Technology Pamela Bosque, Perspecta D.J. Dart, Unisys Federal Systems Raj Dasgupta, Riva Solutions, Inc Lisa Gardner, Leidos Beth Gomolka, Excella Grady Johnson, CGI Federal Bradley Kistler, IBM Evan Lee, ICF Andrew J Lindner, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. Aaron Moak, PingWind, Inc. Sridhar T Rajagopalan, Alpha Omega Integration LLC Pam Rubin, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Pooja Sangwan, Attain Rakhi Sharma, Rigil Corporation Karen Shrum, Ernst &Young LLP (EY) Michael Spagna, MetroStar Systems, Inc. Heath Starr, Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) Steven Walker, Accenture Federal Services Jeffrey Wehner, LMI
2020 Partners Program Leadership:
Katrina Brisbon, Transportation Security Agency (Government Chair) Mitzi Mead, Accela Consulting (Industry Chair) Warren Blankenship, General Services Administration (Government Vice Chair) Erin Collard, Environmental Protection Agency (Government Vice Chair) Janet Clement, Golden Key Group (Industry Vice Chair) Darren Death, ASRC Federal (Industry Vice Chair)
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices.