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The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) (ACT-IAC) today announced its 2012 Partners Program participants. The executive development program pairs 16 government and 16 industry professionals for a nine-month period, to help prepare them for future roles at the Senior Executive Service (SES) and company officer levels.
"The Partners Program is unique among professional development programs available to the Federal IT Community," said Rory Schultz, 2012 Partners Program government chair. "What sets it above the others is it’s concept of true public-private collaboration, a trusted environment where open discussion and exchange of ideas can take place freely. This 15th Partners Class will continue the tradition of industry and government working together to develop critical leadership skills and advance our sector."
The ACT-IAC Partners Program is the only program of its kind that allows an open and trusted partnership between government and industry professionals. 2012 Partners Program participants were nominated by their respective government agency or company sponsors, and evaluated by a panel of senior government and industry executives on their individual professional leadership accomplishments and their potential for future advancement within their organization.
"2012 participants complete the program’s rigorous curriculum, which is designed to encourage team building and deeper level partnerships between the public and private sectors," said Partners Program industry chairwoman, Sherry Weir. "This experience challenges participants to solve real work problems across a multitude of business activities—such as program and project management, IT procurement, and financial management—to prepare them for their roles at the SES and C-suite levels."
2012 Government Partners Program participants are:
Jacqueline Butler, Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Service
Robert Coen, National Institutes of Health
Brian Conroy, Department of Homeland Security – Immigration Custom Enforcement
Jeremiah Dewey, Environmental Protection Agency
Timothy Dunfee, NASA
Tajuana Elam, Internal Revenue Service
Kevin Gallo, General Services Administration – Federal Acquisition Service
William Graves, Department of Homeland Security
Kristen Knapper, General Administration – Federal Systems Integration and Management Center
Sean Lang, Library of Congress
Jolene Merkel, Federal Aviation Administration
Heidi Myers, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Custom Enforcement
Rosemary Olsen, General Services Administration – Federal Acquisition Service
David Paschane, Department of Veteran Affairs
Hourman Rasouli, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Gerald Thomas, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
2012 Industry Partners Program participants are:
- Allen Ashbey, Sapient Government Services
- Troy Barker, ICF International
- Elizabeth Bolak, INDUS Corporation
- Scott Campbell, Robbins-Gioia LLC
- Brian Hepp, CGI Federal
- Meg Hobler, DMI
- Richard Jenkins, CACI
- Darryl Korynta, CISCO
- Rachana Kulkarni, Creative Information Technology Inc
- Andrew Larsen, SAIC
- Anita Lynn, BRMi
- Karlene Steechi, Tantus Technologies, Inc
- Erik TerHaar, Unisys
- Mark Valcich, Intel Corporation
- Cheryl Waldrup, Govplace
- Chris Zinner, Accenture
Partner Chairs – Rory Schultz, Department of Agriculture; and Sherry Weir, Kearney & Company are joined by Vice Chairs – Oliver Voss, Environmental Protection Agency; Jim Ghiloni, General Services Administration; Kim Hayes, The Ambit Group; and Lisa Akers, ASI Government.
After successful completion of this foundational program, individuals will continue their executive development in the highly regarded community of ACT-IAC Fellows, a trusted, collaborative network made up of over 500 government and industry executives.
For more information on the ACT-IAC Partners Program and other professional development opportunities with ACT-IAC, please visit www.actgov.org/education/partners