ACT-IAC Announces 2013 Partners Program Graduating Class of Future Government and Industry Leaders

  ACT-IAC Announces 2013 Partners Program Graduating Class of Future
  Government and Industry Leaders

  Applications now open for premier public-private professional development

Business Wire

FAIRFAX, Va. -- October 29, 2013

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
today announced the successful completion of the 2013 Partners Program by the
17^th graduating class of future government and industry leaders at the 2013
Executive Leadership Conference (ELC).

“The Partners Program is unique in that it provides government and industry
participants the opportunity to gain real-world leadership training and
establish true working relationships,” said Ann Marie Bryant, 2013 Partners
Program Industry Chair. “This year’s class of graduates has demonstrated the
critical leadership and decision-making skills necessary to be better equipped
to manage the risks, opportunities and challenges collectively shared by those
serving government at the Senior Executive Service (SES) and company office

The ACT-IAC Partners Program selectively pairs 16 government and 16 industry
professionals for a nine-month period to collectively partner and prepare for
future roles at the SES and CXO levels. The program is rooted in educational
development and enables participants to walk in their counterparts’ shoes to
explore a greater understanding of government and industry management roles
and responsibilities while allowing for the collective solving of real-world

The 2013 Government Partners Program graduates are:

Walter Bigelow, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Thomas Cherry, Department of State
Ken Evans, General Services Administration
Ted Kozlow, Department of Agriculture
Adam McWilliams, Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa Phillips, Library of Congress
Keith Rineaman, General Services Administration
Angel Santa, Office of Justice Programs
Josh Scott, Library of Congress
Pia Scott, General Services Administration
Nicholas Skytland, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Navin Vembar, General Services Administration
Leo Wong, Department of Agriculture
Brenda Young, Environmental Protection Agency

The 2013 Industry Partners Program graduates are:

Cassandra Bonnette, Digital Management, Inc.
David Brannon, Lockheed Martin
Giovannina DiPietro, General Dynamics
Lucy Donahue, By Light Professional IT Services, Inc.
Melissa Forrest, Creative Information Technology, Inc.
Roger Foster, Acentia
Kimberly Gianni, Pragmatics, Inc.
Brian Kendrick, Teracore
Trayci Koppie, Centuria
Michael Lanier, Serco Inc.
James Lockett, The MITRE Corporation
Edward Logan, Evolver, Inc.
Ryan Madden, Dev Technology Group, Inc.
Randy Michael, ReliaTrust Technologies, Inc.
Adam Robinson, Govplace, Inc.
Michelle Rudnicki, IBM

After successful completion of Partner Program, alumni continue their
development through the ACT-IAC Fellows Program, an exclusive network of over
500 government and industry executives.

Applications Open for the Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders

ACT-IAC also announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2014
Partners Program. The highly competitive program requires candidates 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.

“The Partners Program is exclusive to those who have been deemed by their
government or industry employer as rising stars that represent the future of
their organization,” explained Chris Hamm, 2013 Partners Program Government
Chair. “Government and industry alike require leaders that are equipped with
the insight, tools and best practices needed to meet the scale and complexity
of challenges at the highest level. The Partners Program prepares those
leaders to meet these challenges.”

The deadline to submit applications for the ACT-IAC 2014 Partners Program is
December 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information or to apply, please

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

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (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 work
together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions
and best practices. Headquartered in the greater Washington, D.C. area,
ACT-IAC also has chapters located in the Pacific (San Diego) and Rocky
Mountain regions (Denver).

Learn more about ACT-IAC and how to become a member at or call


Sage Communications (for ACT-IAC)
Brian Lake, Account Manager, 703-207-0435
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