ACT-IAC Announces 2013 Partners Program Graduating Class of Future Government and Industry Leaders Applications now open for premier public-private professional development program 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 levels.” 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 problems. 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 visit: www.actgov.org/education/partners. About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action 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 www.actgov.org or call 703-208-4800. Contact: Sage Communications (for ACT-IAC) Brian Lake, Account Manager, 703-207-0435 email@example.com
ACT-IAC Announces 2013 Partners Program Graduating Class of Future Government and Industry Leaders
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