ACT-IAC Graduates the Voyagers 2013 Class at MOC 2013

  ACT-IAC Graduates the Voyagers 2013 Class at MOC 2013

Applications open to government and industry rising stars for 2013-2014 class

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- May 20, 2013

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council today
announced the successful completion of the Voyagers Program by the 8th
graduating class in program history. The Voyagers Program is a highly
competitive leadership development program that pairs government and industry
mid-level professionals together over a nine-month program, preparing them for
future leadership roles in government and industry. The 2012-2013 Voyagers
graduates completed the program at the Management of Change (MOC) 2013
training and education event taking place in Cambridge, Md.

“The ACT-IAC Voyagers Program is a nine-month professional development program
for 'rising stars' in government and industry. The term Voyager denotes
someone who makes a long, often perilous journey in search of new knowledge.
We are very happy you are here to share in this celebration of the
accomplishments and unique qualities of the 24 members of our graduating class
of 2013,” said Margie Janney, 2013 Voyagers Class Government Chair. “This
year’s members have been vigilant in their journey through the Voyagers
program by participating in Situational Leadership training, organizing a very
successful and ground-breaking Voyagers Got Talent charity event, assembling
high-quality breakfast speaker events, starting a Fellows’ Spotlight corner,
and contributing to a Voyagers-led teambuilding day with the current Partners

After successful completion of this foundational program, individuals continue
their executive development in the highly regarded community of ACT-IAC
Fellows, a trusted, collaborative network made up of more than 500 government
and industry executives.

2013 Voyagers Program government graduates are:

  *Stephanie Fultz, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  *Sarah Garske, Library of Congress
  *Val Lunz, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  *Jeremy McCrary, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
  *Samantha Kott-Kouril, GSA
  *John Murphy-Ballantyne, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  *Marci Shaffer-Hughes, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  *Michael Skorny, GSA
  *Terri Smith, U.S. Department of Education
  *Rachel Watts, Library of Congress
  *Tye White, Federal Aviation Administration
  *Nicole Willis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2013 Voyagers Program industry graduates are:

  *Arash Ardalan, Beacon Associates
  *Michael Barrera, CGI
  *Jim Cillian, Red Team Consulting
  *Ben Lienard, SE Solutions
  *Cara McFadden, PwC
  *Amy McKenna, Lockheed Martin
  *Jon Moriarty, ICF International
  *Rasha Nahas, Accenture
  *Darryl Peek, Accenture
  *David Rubens, Booz Allen Hamilton
  *Jared Townshend, Deloitte
  *Kate Wolf, Centuria Corporation

Margie Janney, of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Malcolm Harden, of
CGI were this year’s Voyagers Program co-chairs. Both are alumni of the
Partners program. 2013 Vice Chairs included Kendall Holbrook, of Dev
Technology, Jessica Cassidy, of the U.S. Department of Energy, Dan Ellis, of
Everware-CBDI, and Donald Staren-Doby, of USDA.

Applications are also currently being accepted for leadership as well as
participant roles for the 2014 Voyagers Class. The application deadline for
the 2014 Voyagers Program is July 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on
the ACT-IAC Voyagers Program, and to apply for the 2014 class, please visit:

About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and

ACT-IAC is recognized as the premier government IT community's public-private
partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We
are a non-profit educational organization created to advance government in
serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our
education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and
advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC's objective, vendor and
technology-neutral, and ethical forum allows government and industry to
collaborate and improve government through technology. Learn more about our
organization and how to become a member at or call (703)


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