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Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2014-01-03

Source: http://ourpublicservice.org/OPS/about/

Building, energizing and maintaining a high-quality workforce is the key to success for any organization -- and the federal government is no exception. Our strategy for revitalizing public service is pursued through five strategic goals ...

Our approach: We believe that by strengthening the civil service, we help government work better to serve the needs of all 310 million Americans. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, mission-driven organization, we bring unique characteristics to that effort, including third-party credibility, continuity, a strong ability to convene across sectors and a passion for change. We ask important questions aimed at improving government. Is government recruiting the right people? Is it providing them with the tools to perform well? Is it preparing our leaders to lead? Does it encourage excellence and innovation? How does it measure and report its performance so the American public better understands what government does? The Partnership doesn't attempt to do government's job. Instead, we partner with government and other stakeholders to understand problems and find solutions. We suggest strategies that help federal agencies attract and hire the brightest, most promising individuals. We facilitate public-private collaborations to help public servants develop, innovate and lead. We help government agencies to hold themselves accountable for progress, and we give them tools to improve when they fall short of their goals. We enhance public understanding of the valuable work civil servants perform every day. For the past decade -- through two presidential administrations and scores of leadership changes across federal agencies -- the Partnership has helped government nurture its most important asset: its people.

Organization:

Name:Partnership for Public Service

Acronym:P4PS

Description:
Our history: In 1963, Samuel J. Heyman (1939-2009) was fresh out of Harvard Law School. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy's call to serve, Heyman joined the U.S. Department of Justice and served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Upon his father's death in 1968, Heyman left government to assume responsibility for his family's business, but his experiences in government fueled his belief that public service was not only honorable, but vitally important to the nation and deserving of America's best talent. "The future of our nation quite simply depends on the quality of our government," Heyman said. As the new millennium dawned, Heyman realized that our government would lose an entire generation to retirement: those, like him, who had answered President Kennedy"s appeal. He believed that the challenges facing the country were the most profound in decades and that replacing a generation of public servants with the very best talent must be a national imperative. He was enthusiastic about the possibilities, noting "my optimism about what can be accomplished is underpinned by the fact that young Americans today are so extraordinarily idealistic. They are the most active citizens in recent history. They're volunteering for community service at record levels and they are the most likely of all age groups to believe that one person can make a difference by helping others." So in 2001, Heyman founded the Partnership for Public Service to revitalize the federal civil service. Since that time the Partnership has worked to restore pride in government service and to attract the country's most talented, intelligent and committed workers to serve the American people.

Stakeholder(s):

  • Partnership for Public Service Staff

  • Max StierPresident and CEO, Partnership for Public Service -- He has worked previously in all three branches of the federal government. In 1982, he served on the personal staff of Congressman Jim Leach. Mr. Stier clerked for Chief Judge James Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1992 and clerked for Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court in 1994. Between these two positions, Mr. Stier served as Special Litigation Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Anne Bingaman at the Department of Justice. In 1995, Mr. Stier joined the law firm of Williams & Connolly where he practiced primarily in the area of white collar defense. Mr. Stier comes most recently from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. A graduate of Yale College and Stanford Law School, Mr. Stier is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the New York State SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission.

  • Tom FoxVice President, Leadership and Innovation -- Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service where he oversees the Center for Government Leadership (CGL) and the Partnership's growing portfolio around innovation in government. In this role, Tom leads the CGL team, develops innovative coursework, facilitates classroom activities, and provides one-on-one assistance to rising leaders through the Excellence in Government Fellows program, Annenberg Leadership Seminars, the DHS Fellows program, and our three-year leadership initiative with the Department of Education. In addition, Tom writes the FedCoach column for The Washington Post three times a week, and he serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. Prior to joining the Partnership, Tom's experience included work in the public and private sectors, including Arthur Andersen, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Senate.

  • Kevin BradyProgram Manager -- Kevin serves as the Center for Government Leadership's performance evaluator, working with internal and external stakeholders to continuously improve the Center's programs. In addition, Kevin manages the Annenberg Leadership Seminars and contributes to the Center's custom leadership programming. Kevin graduated from Syracuse University with dual Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy and Spanish.

  • Stacey BrethauerProgram Manager -- Stacey currently works with the Department of Homeland Security Fellows Program coordinating enrollment, project planning, outreach to speakers and benchmarks, and program logistics. Prior to working at the Partnership, Stacey interned for the New European Democracies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. While at CSIS, Stacey focused her research on the August 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict as well as human security and unconventional security threats present in the Balkans. Stacey also interned for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and worked in the President's Office at the University of San Francisco during her undergraduate education.

  • Kim ChidesterAssociate Manager

  • Natalie ElghossainProgram Manager -- As a Program Manager on the Center for Government Leadership team, Natalie manages the Excellence in Government Fellows program, a year-long leadership development program for GS 14-15 federal leaders from across government. In this role, she focuses on mobilizing a team of staff and executive coaches to deliver the program as well as supporting the action-learning teams component of the program. Additionally, she is a certified facilitator of the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)®, a self-assessment for empowering people to improve relationships and manage conflict more effectively. Natalie graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Sociology and International Relations.

  • Catie HargroveSenior Program Manager -- Catie Hargrove is a Senior Program Manager with the Center for Government Leadership, where she leads the design and implementation of the Partnership's Senior Executive Service (SES) development activities, including executive coaching and action-learning programs for executives. Prior to joining the Partnership, Catie was the Director of the Kinship Center Education Institute. In this role, Catie developed curriculum and educational products for child-welfare and mental-health professionals. Earlier in her career, Catie was a Training and Organizational Development Specialist at Butterball, LLC, where she oversaw leadership training and development activities for employees nationwide. Her experience also includes work at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and policy development at both Headquarters Air Force in Washington, D.C., and North American Aerospace Defense Command-U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Catie earned a Master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Human Resource Development from James Madison University.

  • Lindsay JohnsonProgram Manager -- Lindsay works on the Partnership's Center for Government Leadership team, where she supports a customized federal leadership development program which works to advise agencies on leadership coaching, employee engagement and cultural transformations. Prior to joining the enter for Government Leadership, Lindsay managed the Partnership's Federal Student Ambassadors program. In this role, she assisted agencies in recruiting entry-level talent and helped to educate colleges and universities across the country about federal opportunities. Lindsay earned a B.A. in Humanities from Brigham Young University and an MPA from BYU's Marriot School of Business. As of 2012, she is also a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

  • Andrew MarshallProgram Manager -- Andrew Marshall currently works as a program manager for the Center for Government Leadership at the Partnership. In this position he manages the many facets of the Excellence in Government Fellows program, including project management and program design. The program aims to strengthen leadership across federal agencies among GS-14 and GS-15 federal employees. Andrew joined the Partnership in June 2010 as the FedExperience Program Coordinator. In this capacity, he orchestrated the Partnership's pilot effort to bring experienced professionals into encore careers of public service. He managed an outreach campaign to job seekers, held workshops to improve agency recruiting and hiring of experienced talent, and trained talent source representatives from the private sector and universities in order for them to advise their constituents on encore careers in government. Previous to joining the Partnership, Andrew worked as the executive director of Grantwell, a philanthropic consulting organization. While in this role the organization doubled in size and its project portfolio grew significantly. Andrew also has worked for both The Salt Lake Tribune and The Desert News as a reporter, focusing his reporting on immigration, refugee, religious and environmental issues. He has worked extensively in nonprofit organizations in Porto, Portugal and Salt Lake City, Utah, using his Portuguese and Spanish fluency to serve the needs of refugees and immigrants. Andrew holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Utah and graduated with his MPA from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. During the program he interned for a summer with the Government Accountability Office. Andrew is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is married and has two children.

  • Chris MartironeSenior Program Manager -- Chris works on the Partnership's Center for Government Leadership team, where she manages a customized federal leadership development program. She also develops communications and change management strategies to advise federal agencies on cultural transformations. Chris earned her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University and a B.A. in Psychology from Salisbury University. She has over 7 years of professional experience working with federal government leaders in the areas of employee engagement, training design and delivery and program management.

  • Jeff O'MalleyDirector -- Jeff O'Malley is a Director with the Center for Government Leadership where he manages the Excellence in Government Fellows program and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fellows Program. In this role, he directs project plans, designs curriculum and manages a network of coaches and faculty. Prior to joining the Partnership, Jeff has more than two decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, coaching and training at home and abroad. He has served as Senior Director of the Institute for Leadership Formation at Prison Fellowship International, Executive Director of the Close Up Foundation's U.S.-Japan Educational Initiative, and Director of International Programs for the Council of State Governments. Jeff's areas of specialty include strategic planning, fund-raising and leadership development. Jeff is a graduate of American University's School of International Service where he earned a Master's in International Communications. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from Messiah College as well as a Certificate in Civic Education from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

  • Tabatha Pilgrim ThompsonAssociate Manager -- Tabatha primarily works with the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) program, where she spearheads the program's benchmarking efforts, a process in which program participants learn best practices and hear leadership stories from frontrunners in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She also helps coordinate the Senior Fellow's Network and Results Project process for the program, as well as serves as a project consultant for an EIG cohort of GS-14 and GS-15 federal employees from various government agencies. Tabatha serves as a group coordinator for the collaborative ED/Partnership Investing in Leadership program. Tabatha graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2011 with a B.S. in International Affairs and Modern Languages (Spanish) and a minor in French.

  • Monica WilderAssociate Manager -- Monica works on the Partnership's leadership initiative with the Department of Education, specifically with the Investing in Leadership Program for supervisors and managers, Federal Student Aid First Class Managers Program and the ED Cohort of the Excellence in Government Fellows program. This work is part of a unique three-year collaboration between the Partnership and ED to strengthen leadership at all levels of the Department. Monica graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a B.A. in Political Science and Media Arts/Journalism.

  • Lara ShaneVice President, Communications and Research -- Prior to joining the Partnership, Lara Shane served as Director of Public Education in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Public Affairs. In that capacity she managed a variety of projects designed to educate the American public about the Department's mission, goals and various programs. Prior to moving to DHS headquarters, Lara served as media advisor to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In that role, she served as spokesperson for, and strategic advisor to, the director of the agency on matters pertaining to media relations and outreach during national disasters. Lara also worked as an associate producer at CBS News for the Early Show, prior to joining the administration.

  • Bob CohenWriter and Editor -- Bob Cohen joined the Partnership in November 2008 as a writer and editor. Prior to joining the Partnership, Bob was a Washington correspondent for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper, and Newhouse News Service. He spent many years reporting on national politics, Congress, government departments and agencies, and a wide range of public policy issues. Bob graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana, S.A.

  • Amy DoggettProgram Associate, Communications and Events -- Amy helps manage the Partnership's annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) program and related events. In addition to coordinating logistics for the program, she assists with various other Partnership events, including panel discussions, workshops and receptions. Amy earned a B.A. in Journalism from American University.

  • Samantha DonaldsonSenior Communications Manager -- Samantha Donaldson joined the Partnership in February 2009 and now serves as Senior Communications Manager. Prior to joining the Partnership, Samantha served as the Communications and Outreach Director for the Council for Excellence in Government. In that position, she was responsible for providing public relations and communications strategies that increased awareness of the Council, its communities of practice, and its programs. Previously, Samantha was a Public Affairs Specialist with the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), a department of the U.S. General Services Administration, which manages USA.gov, the official Web portal of the U.S. government. A native of Georgia, Samantha is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. (B.A.) and the University of Georgia (M.M.C in Public Relations).

  • Christina FranciscoConstituent Relationship Manager and Analyst -- Christina Francisco joined the Partnership in October of 2009 and currently serves on the Development team as the Associate Manager, Constituent Relationship Management. Prior to moving to the District of Columbia, Christina worked as a contract telecommunications engineer for AT&T in San Diego. Now as a member of the Partnership for Public Service, Christina serves as the point of contact in all areas of database administration maintaining the integrity of the organization's data, maintenance of user protocols, generating reports and overall stakeholder management. Christina served on the Presidential Inaugural Committee for the Obama administration and currently serves as a volunteer English teacher at Language ETC. Christina earned a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.

  • Sarah HoweMedia Relations Director -- Sarah Howe joined the Partnership in February 2006 as Media Relations Director. Previously she worked as a media relations consultant, working primarily with nonprofit organizations. Prior to consulting, Sarah was press secretary for the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Prior to her tenure at CDF, she worked for the New York State Department of Economic Development as Public Information Officer and served as Deputy Public Information Officer for the state's Office of General Services. Sarah began her career in advertising, first at Grey Advertising, and then Saatchi and Saatchi in New York City.

  • Bevin JohnstonCreative Director -- Bevin Johnston is the creative director for the Partnership for Public Service. In this role, Bevin is responsible for the creative direction and implementation of the Partnership's branding, Web sites, marketing campaigns and publications. Prior to joining the Partnership, Bevin worked for three years as the Senior Creative Development Specialist at Ruesch International. At Ruesch, she was responsible for directing the company's publications, Web sites, advertising and branding in the U.S. and five international markets. Prior to her tenure at Ruesch, she served as the New Media and Graphic Design Associate at a D.C.-based public relations firm and as a Project Architect for an award-winning architecture firm in San Francisco. Bevin is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude with honors from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree.

  • Ellen PerlmanStaff Writer -- Ellen Perlman joined the Partnership in February 2011 as a writer and editor for Communications. Prior to joining the organization, she worked as a freelance consultant, writer and editor for clients such as the state of California, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, The Washington Post and several other associations, newspapers and nonprofits. Before going out on her own, Ellen was a staff writer, columnist and blogger for Governing, a national magazine for state and local government officials. Ellen earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Brandeis University, and spent her junior year at Exeter University in England.

  • Audrey PfundAssociate Designer -- Audrey joined the Partnership in May 2013 as the Associate Designer. In this role, she is responsible for the design and execution of the Partnership's print and digital projects, including research publications, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, Go Government, Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® and Public Service Recognition Week. Additionally, she maintains the organization's websites and designs marketing campaigns. Audrey graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design and minors in Leadership & Social Change and Art History. Prior to coming to the Partnership, Audrey worked at the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at Virginia Tech.

  • Jim SeymourDirector, Programs and Events -- Jim Seymour serves the Partnership for Public Service as Director of Programs and Events for the Communications team. In addition to managing logistics for a wide variety of press conferences, workshops and other special events, Jim oversees the Partnership's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards program and gala. Jim joined the Partnership in May 2003 following ten years of nonprofit management and event production for the American Canoe Association, a national conservation and recreation organization. During his tenure, Jim produced several national conferences and tradeshows, plus paddlesport competitions and outdoor sports festivals for corporate partners such as Subaru of America and Finlandia Vodka. Jim holds a B.A. degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

  • Christine CarrollVice President -- Christine Carroll joined the Partnership in August 2009 as Vice President for Development. Christine has worked in resource development at national and international nonprofits for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Partnership, she served as the Chief Development Officer for the National Partnership for Women & Families where she oversaw efforts to secure the organization's $7 million budget. She also spent five years as the Director of Development for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, where she developed partnerships to help grow the organization's private-sector revenue from $1.6 million to more than $8 million annually. Christine holds a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from The Catholic University of America.

  • Maureen AtkinsSenior Manager, Corporate Partnerships -- Maureen Atkins joined the Partnership in October 2010 as Manager of Corporate Partnerships. Prior to joining the Partnership, Maureen worked for the United States Secret Service as a Special Advisor to the director. Before earning her MBA, she worked in higher education administration for ten years in development, admissions, and alumni affairs. She was Senior Associate Director of The Stanford Fund at Stanford University, where she raised funds for undergraduate scholarships. Prior to Stanford, Maureen worked for the University of San Francisco, the University of California—Berkeley, Vassar College, and Wellesley College. Maureen also has extensive grassroots development experience with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Livestrong Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Maureen earned an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in English from Wellesley College.

  • Kelly CarlinAssociate Manager, Corporate Partnerships -- Kelly Carlin joined the Partnership in August 2011 as a Communications Fellow before transitioning to the Development team as a Associate Manager. In this role, Kelly focuses mainly on corporate partnerships, specifically focusing on the Partnership's Events of Excellence and the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Kelly is also a member of the Excellence in Government Fellows team. Kelly graduated from Bucknell University in May 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. During her time at Bucknell, she gained fundraising experience while serving as the Community Service and Philanthropy Chair of Bucknell's Panhellenic Executive Council. She also held various leadership roles in Bucknell Student Government and her sorority. Additionally, Kelly interned at Blue Corona Interactive in Gaithersburg, Maryland where she worked to expand and manage their client base.

  • Erika Weingarten CupplesManager, Major Gifts

  • Elizabeth PodgorskiSenior Manager, Foundation Relations -- Elizabeth Podgorski joined the Partnership's staff as Executive Assistant to the President & CEO in August 2007. Since 2009, she has served as Manager for Foundation Relations, overseeing the organization's foundation portfolio. Prior to joining the Partnership, Elizabeth served as Manager of Donor Development at Jill's House, an organization dedicated to providing care and support to children with special needs and their families through overnight respite programs. Elizabeth previously worked as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the office of then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Prior to her time on Capitol Hill, she served as Deputy Director of Development and Executive Assistant at Empower America, a nonprofit public policy organization. Elizabeth graduated with honors from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.

  • Tim McManusVice President -- Tim McManus joined the Partnership for Public Service as Vice President, Education and Outreach in June 2006. Prior to joining the Partnership he served as Director of Marketing for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. In that capacity, Tim was responsible for the development and implementation of national marketing, recruitment, and outreach strategies designed to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service. Prior to his federal service with the Corporation, Tim worked for 17 years in the nonprofit sector. McManus served as Associate Director of Marketing for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)—the nation's largest school leadership organization and sponsor of the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils. Tim also worked with two national civic education and youth leadership organizations, Presidential Classroom, where he served as director of marketing, and the Close Up Foundation, where he served in numerous marketing and management positions. Tim is active in a variety of volunteer activities, community boards, and professional organizations. A graduate of St. Olaf College, McManus received a B.A. in history and social studies education.

  • Caleb CampbellProgram Associate -- Caleb joined the Education and Outreach Team in August 2013. In this role, he primarily manages the Partnership's Call to Serve programs and resources. Additionally, he provides support to the Federal Student Ambassadors program and Call to Serve Speakers Bureau program. Prior to the joining the Partnership, Caleb worked a several nonprofits in the DC area as a research and communications assistant. He also worked in Florida organizing college campuses during the 2012 Presidential election. He graduated cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Public Policy.

  • Jennifer CloseProgram Manager -- Jennifer manages a portfolio of programs and events designed to help federal agencies recruit and hire the talent needed to fulfill their missions, as well as coordinates the Partnership's efforts to prepare new political appointees to effectively lead their agencies. She has experience designing and implementing strategic initiatives, overseeing projects and teams, and building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Jennifer earned her B.A. in International Studies with honors from Boston College. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

  • Katie D'HondtAssociate Manager -- Katie first joined the Partnership in August 2011 as an Education and Outreach fellow. In May 2012, she returned as an Education and Outreach Program Associate. In this role, she manages the Partnership's Call to Serve webinars, trainings, and Federal Advisor Certificate Program. She also works on agency workshops and the Federal Student Ambassadors program. Katie earned a B.A. in Public Policy and Economics from the University of Michigan. Before coming to the Partnership, Katie worked at the Department of State (U.S. Embassy to Belgium) and the University of Michigan Alumni Association.

  • Liz DiGregorioStrategic Advisor -- Elizabeth DiGregorio is a senior strategic advisor to the Partnership focusing on FedExperience which encourages experienced workers to pursue encore careers with the federal government. Liz retired from the Department of Homeland Security -FEMA in 2007 where she served as the Director of the Office for Community Preparedness-Citizen Corps. During her 27 year career with DHS and FEMA she served as liaison to the White House USA Freedom Corps Office, FEMA Chief of Staff, Executive Officer for the FEMA Response and Recovery Directorate, Director of FEMA's Regional Operations, Director of FEMA's Training and Assessment Division, Team Leader for several national security-continuity of government operations programs, and Team Leader for several disaster response and recovery operations. Highlights of her federal career include co-creating the Citizen Corps program in response to the outpouring of volunteer support for emergency responders after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, serving as the FEMA Chief of Staff during the 9/11 attacks, revitalizing key continuity of government programs and reuniting families as part of the 1980's Cuban Refugee Program. Before joining FEMA in 1980, Ms. DiGregorio was the Executive Director of the McKinley Area Council of Governments, in Gallup, NM. A native of New Mexico, Ms. DiGregorio earned a bachelor of arts degree from Colorado College and a master's degree in Public Administration Degree from the University of North Texas. She is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and holds a training specialist certificate from Georgetown University.

  • Ashley FoxProgram Associate

  • Amiko MatsumotoDirector -- Amiko oversees operations for the Education and Outreach team, which includes a portfolio of programs that build talent pipelines, inspire a new generation to serve and further federal agencies' ability to effectively recruit and hire. Her responsibilities include strategy development, staff management and budget oversight. Amiko graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English from Westmont College, an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in Education and Human Development at George Washington University. She has more than 15 years' professional experience in higher education, federal government and nonprofit sectors.

  • Emily McConnellProgram Associate -- Emily primarily works with the cohort of Federal Student Ambassadors focused on the Department of Energy and the Call to Serve Speakers Bureau program. Additionally, she assists with the Education and Outreach team's agency workshops. Emily graduated with a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University.

  • Kristine SimmonsVice President, Government Affairs -- Kristine Simmons brings to the Partnership years of top-level experience advising Congressional leaders and the White House about government issues. At the White House, Simmons advised the President and White House senior staff on important issues pertaining to civil service, government reform and management, federalism, the postal service, arts and humanities, Native Americans, and the District of Columbia. Prior to her time with the Bush administration, Kristine served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia. In that capacity, Kristine served as Chairman Sen. George Voinovich's primary advisor on government management, government organization, intergovernmental relations and electronic commerce, and managed the Subcommittee's agenda with respect to human capital. Kristine has also worked as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

  • Margot ConradSenior Manager, Government Affairs -- Margot joined the Partnership in January 2006. Prior to becoming the Government Affairs Program Manager, Margot spent a year with the Education and Outreach team working primarily on the Call to Serve Recruitment Initiative. Before coming to the Partnership, Margot completed her M.S. in Regional and Urban Planning at the London School of Economics where she served as President of the Urban Planning Society. In recent years Margot has gained experience managing a local political campaign in Lower Merion Township, PA, and conducting the public participation process for an urban design firm in Philadelphia, PA. She was also a 2001 Fellow with United Leaders: Institute for Political Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to encourage young people to consider careers in public service. In addition, Margot has worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Philadelphia, PA, and the Mayor of Cambridge, MA. Margot also holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.

  • Andrew LobelProgram Associate, Government Affairs

  • Tina SungVice President, Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships -- Tina Sung brings to the Partnership years of multi-sector executive leadership experience and a track record of innovation and accomplishment in every phase of her professional career. Prior to joining the Partnership, Tina founded and served as President of Synergy Works LLC, which provides strategy and performance improvement consulting services to the federal government, state and local governments, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies. She also founded a second company, Experience Matters: the Executive Transition Experts, helping senior executives facing reorganization, a new job, or retirement to make a smooth transition to the next stage of their lives. She is the immediate past President and CEO of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world's leading association of professionals specializing in workplace learning and performance. Her government experience includes key senior executive service (SES) positions in the Social Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services. A turning point in her career was when she was called upon to become a co-creator of the Federal Quality Institute, a driving force for bringing quality principles to government during the Reagan/Bush administrations. She was then appointed to be Executive Director of the Federal Quality Consulting Group in the Department of the Treasury, a unique fee-for-service leadership and management consulting service for top federal executives. In 1999, Fast Company magazine and the Innovation Network conferred the "George Land World Class Innovator Award" on the Group for its entrepreneurial approaches to serving government leaders. In addition, Tina served six years as an advisor to the Office of the Vice President's National Performance Review and the National Partnership for Reinventing Government during the Clinton administration. She was Staff Director of the Federal Advisory Committee on Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and oversaw the breakthrough introduction of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) in the federal government, whose results have been reported annually in the Wall Street Journal for the past ten years. Tina has also served as a Senior Examiner on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners, and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE designation). In addition, she is now a (National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow. Tina graduated cum laude from Princeton University. She later completed Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Managers and the Federal Executive Institute's Leadership and Management Program. She was also a participant in the prestigious President's Executive Exchange Program sponsored by the White House.

  • Mollie AllersAssociate Manager -- Mollie Allers joined the Partnership as a Program Associate on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team in March 2012. Mollie works primarily on the Federal Human Capital Collaborative and the Emerging HR Leaders Forum, two programs designed to promote collaboration among federal agencies to identify and solve cross-cutting human capital challenges. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mollie was the State Associate for Environment Montana, a nonprofit environmental organization. In that role, she worked to protect Glacier National Park, promote the use of clean energy in Montana, and restore Clean Water Act protections to Montana's streams and wetlands. Originally from Spokane, Washington, Mollie graduated with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Portland.

  • Thomas BeachIPA -- Tom Beach serves an IPA on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team, focusing on the Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition. In this role, Tom is excited to contribute to the on-going development of this program while collaboratively working across the Partnership. As a native Washingtonian, Tom graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Engineering and has spent more than fifteen years focusing on Intellectual Property Law and in particular on prosecution, licensing, and valuation of technology. Currently, Tom serves as a Supervisory Patent Examiner covering Offshore Oil & Gas Technologies and also has worked for such companies as NIKE, Inc. Tom served as the Executive Director of the Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, a premier international law journal that focuses on the development and interpretation of Intellectual Property issues. In addition, Tom received a Master's Degree from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and spent time in Europe as an Equity Research Analyst for Allianz Asset Management GmbH. Tom is also the cofounder of TABMEH Entertainment and Edu-Tainment Live!, a Washington DC youth based arts non-profit.

  • Mark DobogaDirector -- Mark Doboga is the Director for Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships, where he oversees the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® advisory services portfolio and other programs designed to improve government efficiency and effectiveness. In his role, Mark leads a team that assists federal agencies in developing and implementing strategies and plans to improve employee satisfaction and commitment. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mark's experience includes extensive work in federal human resources with emphasis on innovation and transformation. Mark received numerous awards during his federal service, including the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2010, and he retired from the Department of the Air Force in 2012. Mark received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Central Missouri State University and his Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University.

  • Sondra KahawaiiAssociate Manager -- Sondra assists a broad audience of government leaders, providing agency services to help them use their Best Places to Work in the Federal Government™ data to positively impact workforce satisfaction and commitment, improve recruitment and retention, and drive performance. Additionally, Sondra contributes to the Partnership's Ready to Govern program aimed at helping political appointees prepare to effectively lead their agencies. Sondra is from Laie, Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and later went on to earn a Master's degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Organization and Management from the Marriott School of Management and completed her Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law in 2013.

  • Lindsay LaferriereAssociate Manager -- In this role, Lindsay works primarily with the Federal Human Capital Collaborative and the Emerging HR Leaders Forum. Through these programs, the Partnership works to achieve its mission of strengthening and transforming the federal government. Originally from Maine, Lindsay has a bachelor's degree in International Affairs with concentrations in Conflict & Security, and Global Public Health from the George Washington University. While at GW, Lindsay volunteered with the service-learning Alternative Breaks program, first as a participant building houses with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans and then as a trip leader serving veterans in Washington, DC. Additionally, Lindsay interned at the Stimson Center and with Senator Susan Collins.

  • Monica LinhardtProgram Manager -- Monica supports federal agencies in understanding their Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® scores and applying the data to drive cultural change and improve workplace performance. The Best Places to Work employee engagement workshops have reached hundreds of employees, supervisors and senior leaders. Monica successfully captures root causes around employee disengagement and works with agencies to select actions to drive improvement. Monica earned a Bachelor's of Science in Economics from the University of Oregon and has three years of program management experience in the private and nonprofit sectors.

  • Catherine MillerProgram Associate -- Catherine supports the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Advisory Services program, assisting in the team's efforts to drive employee engagement by working with agencies to create successful action planning efforts. She has primarily done so through custom agency engagements, but also helps coordinate interagency workshops and webinar session. Catherine received her B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, and a minor in Anthropology. Prior to joining the Partnership, Catherine also received a business certificate through the Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

  • Alex SavtchenkoProgram Manager -- Alex Savtchenko serves as Program Manager on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team, working primarily with the Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) program and the Federal Human Capital Collaborative. The SAGE project connects senior-level executives in government with their predecessors now in the private sector, the eponymous SAGEs, providing current C-suite federal executives with an opportunity to leverage the extensive public and private sector experience of the SAGEs to transform government and improve its performance. Alex has been working with the SAGE program since September 2010. In that time, he has been involved in organizing advisory projects for federal stakeholders such as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the CIO Council, the CHCO Council and the House Appropriations Surveys and Investigations staff. In addition, he was heavily involved in the 2011 CIO Boot Camp, which brought together more than 60 senior federal IT managers, including multiple agency-level CIOs, for a two-day workshop to discuss progress on and best practices for actualizing the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management. As the main employee working on the SAGE program, Alex is responsible for identifying engagements with federal partners, managing and growing the existing community of Partnership SAGEs, and developing content for workshops and the annual CIO Boot Camp. Prior to coming to the Partnership, Alex lived and worked in Seattle for the Nintendo Corporation. Alex has a B.A. in International Studies and Peace, War and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Chris WingoProgram Manager -- Chris serves as a Program Manager on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team, working primarily with the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG)program, a nationally recognized year-long, hands-on, results-based leadership development training program that focuses on the leadership challenges specific to the federal government. He has been working with the EIG Fellows program since 1999 and has worked with more than 800 managers at the GS-14 and 15 levels from more than 40 agencies across the federal government during their EIG Fellows year. As Program Manager, Chris is responsible for the recruitment of new participants in the EIG Fellows program. He also collaborates with subject matter experts and organizational development professionals to continuously develop the Partnership's leadership offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of the federal workforce. Prior to coming to the Partnership, Chris worked for a defense contracting company providing management support to the Marine Corp's Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) Program and the Navy Ship Inactivation Program. Chris has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.

  • Shannon CarrollExecutive Assistant -- Shannon Carroll joined the Partnership in August 2010 and is currently Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Public Service, Max Stier. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Shannon served as Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher's Congressional Assistant in her District Office, where she worked with federal agencies to tackle constituents' casework issues and planned community outreach events. Previously, Shannon interned in both Congressman Honda's Washington and District Offices. Shannon is native of San Jose, California. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Jade CherryReceptionist

  • Thomas GoodController -- Thomas Good currently serves as the Controller for the Partnership. Before joining the Partnership Tom spent over 20 years working in the Certified Public Accounting industry. He was a partner in a local public accounting firm in the D.C. metro area specializing in the Non-Profit industry before joining RSM McGladrey as a senior manager in the IT consulting practice. The last 7 years Tom worked as the Chief Financial Officer for a local Non-profit and Government Contractor. Tom graduated with a BS degree in accounting from Frostburg State University and received and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Ralph HuberOperations Manager -- Ralph Huber is a professional member of the International Facilities Managers Association (IFMA). He has worked both in the private and nonprofit sectors, including for many Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining the Partnership, he provided facilities, administrative and financial support at a number of Washington, D.C. firms.

  • Joeleen MamaradloStaff Accountant -- Joeleen Mamaradlo currently serves as the staff accountant for the Partnership. Prior to joining the Partnership, Joeleen spent the past 10 years in general accounting specializing in Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable processes and management. Joeleen worked 3 years in the financial industry and spent the last 7 years in the software industry where she most recently served as a Credit Specialist, working with the company's business partners and resellers that served small to mid-market businesses. Joeleen received her BA in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from California State University of Fullerton.

  • Megan MarraConference Services Coordinator

  • Alicia TanacrediHuman Resources Manager -- Prior to joining the organization, Alicia worked as a Human Resources Manager for Extensis Group, a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) based out of New Jersey. In this role, Alicia was responsible for providing expertise in all areas of human resources, including employment law compliance, benefits administration and employee relations. At Extensis, Alicia managed the HR function for a portfolio of clients with businesses in the New York-New Jersey area. Previously, Alicia worked for Wegmans Food Markets as a Human Resources Generalist. At Wegmans, Alicia handled various HR issues and initiatives at the store-level; including those related to recruitment, training & development, leave administration and performance management. Alicia holds a M.S. in Human Resources Administration and a B.S. in Human Resources Studies from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and received her designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) in 2007. Most recently Alicia has been studying American Sign Language and is working towards a certification in Interpreting for the Deaf.

  • John PalgutaVice President, Policy -- Prior to joining the Partnership in December 2001, John was a career member of the federal senior executive service as Director of Policy and Evaluation for the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the culmination of a federal career spanning almost 34 years of experience in federal human resources management and public policy issues. Prior to joining MSPB in 1979, John was a branch chief in the Office of Personnel Management's personnel office. He also held various positions with OPM's predecessor, the U.S. Civil Service Commission, starting as a personnel management intern in 1970 in the Commission's San Francisco Region and later serving as a personnel management advisor for federal agencies in the four states served by the region. In 1976, he moved to Washington, D.C., to become an agency officer in the Commission's Bureau of Personnel Management Evaluation. He began his career in federal service with the U.S. Post Office in 1968. John received a B.A. degree in Sociology from California State University at Northridge and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He is active in a number of professional associations and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Vice Chair of the Coalition for Effective Change, and a past President of the Federal Section of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). He has published a number of articles on federal human resources management issues and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and other forums. He has received MSPB's highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Award, and also received the 2006 Warner W. Stockberger award, which is the highest honor presented annually by IPMA-HR.

  • Lara ShaneVice President, Communications and Research -- Prior to joining the Partnership, Lara Shane served as Director of Public Education in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Public Affairs. In that capacity she managed a variety of projects designed to educate the American public about the Department's mission, goals and various programs. Prior to moving to DHS headquarters, Lara served as media advisor to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In that role, she served as spokesperson for, and strategic advisor to, the director of the agency on matters pertaining to media relations and outreach during national disasters. Lara also worked as an associate producer at CBS News for the Early Show, prior to joining the administration.

  • Janelle CallahanProgram Manager -- Janelle Callahan joined the Partnership in May 2008 as a Program Associate for Research. She currently works on the Partnership's Best Places to Work and the State of Public Service programs. Most recently, she was at Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of the newspaper Education Week. Janelle analyzed state education policy data for the EPE Research Center. She also served as an editor/producer of web content and manager of communications for the Research Center. Previously, Janelle was at the Institute for Learning Innovation, where she conducted audience research and program evaluation for public institutions. She worked on projects with the Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, and the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Janelle earned her M.A. in Human Services Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. While at UMBC, she studied qualitative and quantitative research methods, and she managed the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership program. Janelle received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Denison University.

  • Judy England-JosephResearch Director -- Judy has served as a senior consultant with the Partnership for Public Service on a range of federal performance management and measurement issues since 2006. Judy was previously a managing consultant with CPS Human Resources, a self-supporting public agency that provides human resources consulting services to government and non-profit agencies. She served as the project manager for CPS' contracts with the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the aftermath of 9/11 when the Institute faced rapid expansion in response to the Nation's urgent bioterrorism research agenda. Judy is a retired federal executive. She was with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) for 26 years and led GAO's work in the Housing, Community and Economic Development, Small Business, Emergency Management, Telecommunications and Energy areas. She oversaw more than 600 congressionally requested reviews of federal programs, many of which resulted in legislative actions, budgetary savings and improved government performance. She represented GAO by testifying in more than 100 congressional hearings, on national television, in the press, and at national conferences. She led or served on several GAO human capital initiatives designed to improve the performance evaluation system, enrich the training and development programs, streamline the recruitment and hiring programs, and enhance the training, mentoring and coaching of new employees. She has received numerous GAO awards but is proudest of receiving GAO's highest human capital management award because she was nominated by her staff.

  • Sally JaggarStrategic Advisor -- Sally Jaggar is a strategic advisor to the Partnership, focusing on the Call to Serve Recruitment Initative. The objective of this initiative is to identify cost-effective, sustainable ways to inspire college students to consider federal public service jobs and careers. Previously, she was Managing Director for Recruitment and Employment in the Human Capital Office at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she spearheaded GAO's successful revitalization of its recruiting and hiring initiatives. In her 23 years at GAO, Sally's other positions included Director of Operations in the Accounting and Information Management Division, Managing Director for Health Financing and Public Health Issues, Director of Operations for the Health, Education, and Human Services Division, and other major positions. Sally received her M.A. from American University and her B.A. from Duke University. She is on the Board of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, and is also adjunct faculty at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).

  • Eric KellerResearch Manager

  • Anne LaurentSenior Program Manager

  • Seth MellingAssociate Manager -- As part of the Research team, Seth plays a key role in producing and promoting a variety of research products, from issue briefs, literature reviews, and reports to launch events, roundtables, and symposia. Building on his academic training as a graduate of Brigham Young University's Masters of Public Administration program, he gained extensive project management and consulting experience working and leading cross-functional teams. He has worked in four countries and in private, government and nonprofit sectors.

  • Patrick MonizAssociate Manager -- Patrick Moniz joined the Partnership in November 2011 as a Program Associate on Research. He currently works on the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® program. In addition, Patrick worked on studies assessing the use of data analytics to measure mission success in federal agencies. Patrick previously held internships on Capitol Hill and a national security think tank. Patrick graduated with a BA in Political Science from James Madison University in 2011. During his studies at James Madison, Patrick conducted research on demographic characteristics of the 2008 Presidential election as well as the effects of perceived external threats on public opinion during the Cold War.

  • Beth SchillProgram Manager

  • Partnership for Public Service Board of Directors

  • Samuel J. HeymanFounding Chairman, Partnership for Public Service, 2001-2009 (March 1, 1939 - November 7, 2009)

  • Ronnie HeymanChairman, GAF Industries, Honorary Board Member --Ronnie F. Heyman is Chairman of GAF Industries, the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products in North America, and an attorney and managing partner of Heyman Properties, an owner and manager of commercial real estate. Mrs. Heyman also served as Chairman of International Specialty Products (ISP), from 2009 until its sale in 2011. ISP is a world leader in specialty chemicals used across a wide array of industries including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, hair and skin care, plastics, agriculture, coatings and adhesives, synthetic elastomers, and specialty biocides. Along with her late husband, Samuel J. Heyman, Mrs. Heyman founded the Partnership for Public Service to address the need for reform in government service, endowed innovative fellowship programs at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and Seton Hall School of Law to encourage law students to enter Federal Government service upon graduation, and established The Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at Yeshiva University, and The Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions at Duke University. Mrs. Heyman is actively involved in community affairs, and serves as co-chair of the Israel Museum's Endowment Campaign and honorary President of the American Friends of Israel Museum, an advisory board member of Harvard Law School and the Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Foundation, and honorary President of the women's division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Mrs. Heyman was appointed by President Clinton to serve a five-year term on the National Council on the Arts, and served on the acquisitions committee of the International Director's Council of the Guggenheim Museum as well as the Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art. She is a member of the Chairman's Council of the Museum of Modern Art, and the International Collectors Committee of Sotheby's. Mrs. Heyman earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1969, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a J.D. in 1972 from Yale Law School. She is an avid collector of post-war American and European painting, sculpture and photography, and has four children and 10 grandchildren.

  • Tom A. BernsteinChairman; President, Chelsea Piers Management, Inc. -- Tom A. Bernstein is President and Co-Founder of Chelsea Piers, L.P., formed in 1992, to develop and operate the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, a 30-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River. Mr. Bernstein was one of the two principals of Silver Screen Management, Inc., and the affiliated Silver Screen companies, which from 1983 to 1998 financed 75 films with the Walt Disney Company, including such box office successes as "Beauty and the Beast," "Pretty Women" and "The Little Mermaid." In September of 2010, Mr. Bernstein was appointed Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C by President Obama, where he has served as a Council Member, member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Committee on Conscience since his appointment by President Bush in 2002. In January 2010, Mr. Bernstein was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Cities of Service, formed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mr. Bernstein also serves as Chair of the Partnership for Public Service, Vice-Chair of Human Rights First and is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Bernstein is also a member of the Board of Directors of several other non-profit organizations, including WNYC Radio (New York's public radio stations), The Fresh Air Fund and City Year New York. Mr. Bernstein is a graduate of Yale College ('74 summa cum laude) and Yale Law School ('77), where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and now serves as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council. He also serves as a member of the Yale University Council.

  • Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.)Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton -- Admiral Thad W. Allen is Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. Allen joined Booz Allen Hamilton in November 2011. Allen became the 23rd Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in May 2006. Prior to this command, Allen was the principal federal official overseeing the response to Hurricane Katrina and recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region. Allen held many command posts throughout his Coast Guard career, including command of the Coast Guard's Atlantic forces in its response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In the months prior to his retirement from the Coast Guard in June 2010, Allen served as National Incident Commander for the federal government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and he continued to serve in this role as a civilian. Allen received his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Public Administration degree from The George Washington University, and a master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He is the recipient of two Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, three Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals, a Legion of Merit Medal, and three Meritorious Service Medals.

  • Doug ConantFounder and CEO, ConantLeadership; Former CEO and President, Campbell Soup Company -- Douglas R. Conant, a New York Times bestselling author and sought-after speaker, was appointed President and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company in 2001. He retired in 2011 and was recently recognized by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) as the recipient of the 2011 Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance Award. He was the 11th leader in this iconic company's 141-year history - faced with reversing a precipitous decline in market value. Conant succeeded by dramatically transforming the global leadership team, reconfiguring the portfolio, cutting costs and making strategic investments in Campbell's products, marketing programs, innovation pipeline and infrastructure. Conant joined Campbell with 25 years of experience from three of the world's leading food companies: General Mills, Kraft and Nabisco. He began his career in 1976 in marketing at General Mills. After 10 years, he moved to Kraft where he held top management positions in marketing and strategy. Immediately prior to coming to Campbell, he was President of the $3.5 billion Nabisco Foods Company where he led his team to improved marketplace performance and five consecutive years of double-digit earnings growth. Conant and Mette Norgaard co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments. Conant is working on a new book about the secret to driving high performance in an enduring way in an on-demand world.Along with writing, speaking and teaching on a variety of leadership topics, Conant now devotes his time to helping advance the agendas of organizations at the board level. He has recently joined the Avon corporate board. He is Chairman of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and an active member of the board of the following organizations: National Organization on Disabilities, the Partnership for Public Service, Enactus (which was formally named Students in Free Enterprise - SIFE), the Families and Work Institute, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He is also a former chairman of both the Grocery Manufacturers Associationand The Conference Board, where he remains a Global Counselor, as well as, a former member of the board of Catalyst.A native of the Chicago area, Conant earned his BA degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

  • The Honorable Tom DavisDirector of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte -- The Honorable Tom Davis is the Director of Federal Government Affairs at Deloitte. Prior to his time at Deloitte, Mr. Davis served seven terms in Congress representing Virginia's 11th congressional district, and also served as Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. Prior to serving as a Member of Congress, Mr. Davis was the chief elected official in Fairfax County. He is currently the President and CEO of Republican Main Street Partnership, an adjunct professor at George Mason University and a board member of Agilex Technologies, Inc. and InfoZen. Mr. Davis graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 1971 and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1975.

  • Joel L. FleishmanProfessor of Law and Director, Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions -- In 1971, Mr. Fleishman joined the faculty of Duke University as founding Director of the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs (now called the Sanford School of Public Policy), a position he held until 1983. He has been Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies since 1974, and has served Duke in numerous administrative posts including that of First Senior Vice President of the University. In September of 1993, Mr. Fleishman relinquished his administrative duties at Duke University to become President of The Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company, the U.S. Program Staff of Atlantic Philanthropies. Throughout his ten years with Atlantic, Mr. Fleishman continued to teach and work part-time at Duke as Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies and Director of the Sam and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions within the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, returning to full-time status in those positions effective July 1, 2003. Mr. Fleishman is the author of The Foundation: A Great American Secret -- How Private Wealth is Changing the World (New York: PublicAffairs Books, 2007). A new book, which he co-authored with Tom Tierney, chairman of The Bridgespan Group, entitled Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results was released in March 2011 Mr. Fleishman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (A.B., 1955, J.D., 1959) and Yale University (LL.M., 1960).

  • Larry HeymanCEO, The Heyman Enterprise -- Larry is Chief Executive Officer of The Heyman Enterprise, his family's investment office. Larry received an AB from Duke University in 1994 and a JD from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 1997. Mr. Heyman serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Public Service, a Washington D.C. based nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the public sector workforce, and the American Hebrew Academy, a pluralistic Jewish boarding school in Greensboro, North Carolina. Larry is the proud husband of Kim Heyman and father of three children, Si, Sheldon and Solomon Heyman and the son of the late Samuel J. Heyman, founder of the Partnership for Public Service.

  • Lloyd Howell, Jr.Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton -- Lloyd Howell is an Executive Vice President currently serving as the Financial Services' Client Service Officer (CSO) in the Civil Market. In that capacity, he leads the business in delivering the Firm's capabilities and service offerings to both the federal and private sectors. Federal clients include the U.S. Department of Treasury and its bureaus, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Reserve, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), Fannie Mae, and the Commodity Futures Trade Commission (CFTC). Lloyd joined the Firm in 1988, as a Consultant, and provided systems engineering support to multiple Department of Defense satellite programs. In 1991, he left the Firm to get an M.B.A. and, subsequently, worked for Goldman Sachs as an Associate in their Investment Banking Division. In 1995, Lloyd returned to Booz Allen where he became a member of the S&O capability focused on Defense Market clients, specifically, Navy/Marine Corps, Army, and OSD. In 2000, he was elected to the Partnership and served as S&O's Capability Leader (CL) from 2005 to 2009. Currently, Lloyd serves on the Firm's Leadership Team and chairs the Ethics and Compliance Committee. He has led many of the Firm's internal change efforts, most recently, the evaluation of the operating model. Lloyd holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He was the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Award recipient for professional achievement. Outside of the Firm, he serves on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) board. Additionally, Lloyd served on the board of Children's National Medical Center and was the former chairman of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) board.

  • David J. KapposPartner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP -- David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. Mr. Kappos supports the Firm's clients with a wide range of their most complex intellectual property issues. From August 2009 to January 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on intellectual property policy matters. As Director of the USPTO, he led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems as well as its engagement with the global innovation community. He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the Leahy Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by the President in September 2011. Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos held several executive posts in the legal department of IBM, the world's largest patent holder. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the company's Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he managed global intellectual property activities for IBM, including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. Mr. Kappos joined IBM as a development engineer. During his more than 25 years at IBM, he served in a variety of roles including litigation counsel and Asia Pacific IP counsel, where he led all aspects of intellectual property protection for the Asia/Pacific region. Mr. Kappos has received numerous recognitions, including induction into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, being named one of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing IP, and being named intellectual property professional of the year by the Intellectual Property Owners Association in 2011. Mr. Kappos was born in Palos Verdes, California. He received a B.S. summa cum laude in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 1983, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990.

  • Nancy KilleferDirector, McKinsey & Company -- Nancy Killefer is a senior Director and the Office Manager of the Washington, D.C. Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc. She specializes in developing market strategies and improving organizational effectiveness for a wide range of clients and currently leads the firm's client capability building efforts. In over 20 years with the firm, Ms. Killefer has focused on strategy, marketing, and organizational effectiveness and efficiency issues for consumer goods and service businesses. Her client service has spanned a broad range of industries, including packaged goods, retailing, hotels, restaurants, pharmaceuticals, OTC, as well as government institutions. Ms. Killefer left McKinsey to serve as Assistant Secretary for Management, CFO, and COO at the United States Department of the Treasury from 1997 to 2000. In addition to overall management responsibilities for Treasury's 14 bureaus and 160,000 people, she led a major modernization at the Internal Revenue Service, prepared Treasury's systems for Y2K, and reshaped management processes, including installing an asset management program across the Treasury Department. After leaving the Department of the Treasury, she served on the IRS Oversight Board and as its chairperson from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Killefer received her M.B.A. from the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a B.A. with honors in economics from Vassar College. Prior to business school Ms. Killefer worked as an associate at Charles River Associates, a microeconomics consulting firm.

  • Sean O'KeefeChairman and Chief Executive Officer, EADS North America Sean O'Keefe assumed the responsibilities as EADS North America's Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2009, and was elected to the company's Board of Directors effective the same day. His duties include directing EADS activities in the United States, developing strategic partnerships with U.S. companies, and enhancing the participation of EADS in the U.S. marketplace - including the development, growth, and management of large-scale defense acquisition programs. Globally, EADS is the parent company of some of the most recognized brands in the international aerospace and defense sector including Airbus, Eurocopter, Ariane Space, Astrium, Astrium, Eurofighter and MBDA. The company had annual revenues in 2008 of more than $63 billion and employs some 118,000 people worldwide. Prior to joining EADS North America, O'Keefe served as a corporate officer of the General Electric Company in the Technology Infrastructure sector, leading the Washington operations of the GE Aviation business. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Chancellor of the Louisiana State University, the chief executive officer, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On four separate occasions O'Keefe served as a presidential appointee. Prior to leading LSU, he served as the 10th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. O'Keefe joined President George W. Bush's Administration on inauguration day as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget until December 2001 when he was appointed NASA Administrator. Appointed Secretary of the Navy in July 1992 by President George Bush, O'Keefe previously served as Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense since 1989. Before joining then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's Pentagon management team in these capacities, he served on the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations staff for eight years and was Staff Director of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His public service began in 1978 upon his selection as a Presidential Management intern. O'Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1977 and his Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 1978.

  • Peter R. OrszagVice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking; Chairman, Financial Strategy and Solutions Group, Citigroup, Inc. -- Peter R. Orszag is vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup, Inc. and a member of the senior strategic advisory group there. He is also an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and served as a contributing columnist at the New York Times. On January 20, 2009, Dr. Orszag was confirmed the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he served until July 2010. In that role, he oversaw the administration's budget policy and coordinated the implementation of major policy initiatives throughout the federal government. For the two years prior, Dr. Orszag served as director of the Congressional Budget Office, supervising the agency's work in providing objective, nonpartisan analyses of economic and budgetary issues. Under his leadership, the agency significantly expanded its focus on areas such as health care and climate change. Previously, Dr. Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman senior fellow and deputy director of economic studies at the Brookings Institution. While at Brookings, he directed The Hamilton Project and the Retirement Security Project. During the Clinton administration, he served as a special assistant to the president for economic policy and before that a staff economist and then senior adviser and senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He also founded and subsequently sold an economics consulting firm. Dr. Orszag graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University and holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He has coauthored or coedited a number of books and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Hamilton Project advisory council, the Marshall Scholarship alumni advisory board, and Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Nancy ReardonSenior Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer (retired), Campbell Soup Company Nancy Reardon is seasoned independent board member having served as a director of Warnaco Group Inc. since 2006. She previously served as a director of Elmer's Products Inc., Wise Foods Inc. and Borden Foods, while they were private companies controlled by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). Nancy is active in the Corporate Governance arena and is a member of NACD, co-chairs Women Corporate Directors, Philadelphia Chapter and serves on Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Center for Corporate Governance Board of Advisors. She also is a director of the Girl Scouts of the United States and the Adirondack Museum. Until her retirement from the Campbell Soup Company in July 2012, Nancy was the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer and a member of the executive team. Nancy partnered with the CEO to significantly change the corporate culture, which led to the company being recognized as a Best Place to Work. The company also received the prestigious Catalyst Award. Prior to joining Campbell, Nancy was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., where she co-led the integration of AT&T Broadband. Before holding that position, she was Partner and Executive Vice President, of Borden Capital Management. There she was involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions for operating companies held by KKR in the food and chemical industries. Her previous experience includes heading the human resources and communications functions for Duracell, Inc., and holding roles with American Express and Avon after beginning her career with General Electric. Nancy is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., with a B.S. degree in psychology with honors. She earned her M.S. degree in social psychology from Syracuse University.

  • Cokie RobertsABC News -- Cokie Roberts serves as a senior news analyst for NPR, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. In addition to her work for NPR, Ms. Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. Ms. Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News' Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996-2002, while also serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News. She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts. Ms. Roberts has won numerous awards at NPR, including the highest honor in public radio, the Edward R. Murrow Award. She was also the first broadcast journalist to win the highly prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress. Roberts is the recipient of numerous other broadcasting awards, including a 1991 Emmy for her contribution to the ABC News special, "Who is Ross Perot?" She is the author of the national bestseller We Are Our Mother's Daughters as well as Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation. The book, published in 2004, explores the lives of the women behind the men that wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, a professor at The George Washington University and contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, Ms. Roberts writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in major newspapers around the country. Her op-ed columns have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and she has also written for The New York Times Magazine, USA Weekend Magazine and The Atlantic. In February 2000, she published From This Day Forward, an account of her more-than-30-year marriage, as well as other marriages in American history. It immediately hit the top 10 on The New York Times bestseller list. Before joining ABC News in 1988, Ms. Roberts was a contributor to PBS-TV's MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. Her coverage of the Iran/Contra affair for that program won her the Weintal Award in 1987. Prior to joining NPR, Ms. Roberts was a reporter for CBS News in Athens, Greece. She also produced and hosted a public affairs program on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. From 1981 to 1984, in addition to her work at NPR, she co-hosted The Lawmakers, a weekly public television program on Congress. Ms. Roberts is former president of the Radio and Television Correspondent's Association. A 1964 graduate in political science from Wellesley College, Ms. Roberts received a 1985 Distinguished Alumnae Achievement Award in recognition of "excellence and distinction in professional pursuits." She is the recipient of over 15 honorary degrees and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. Cokie Roberts also serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.

  • Max StierPresident and CEO, Partnership for Public Service -- He has worked previously in all three branches of the federal government. In 1982, he served on the personal staff of Congressman Jim Leach. Mr. Stier clerked for Chief Judge James Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1992 and clerked for Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court in 1994. Between these two positions, Mr. Stier served as Special Litigation Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Anne Bingaman at the Department of Justice. In 1995, Mr. Stier joined the law firm of Williams & Connolly where he practiced primarily in the area of white collar defense. Mr. Stier comes most recently from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. A graduate of Yale College and Stanford Law School, Mr. Stier is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the New York State SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission.

  • George W. Wellde, Jr.Vice Chairman, Securities Division (Retired), Goldman Sachs & Company -- George W. Wellde, Jr., joined the Partnership for Public Service's Board of Directors in 2010. Mr. Wellde served as vice chairman of the Securities Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 2005 until his retirement in 2008. Prior to that, he was head of North America Sales for the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities division. Mr. Wellde joined Goldman Sachs in 1979, became a partner in 1992 and a managing director in 1996. In addition, he was branch manager of the Goldman Sachs Tokyo office and head of its Fixed Income Division from 1994 to 1999. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he worked for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington from 1976 to 1979. Mr. Wellde serves on the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the executive committee of the GAVI Alliance and serves as the chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Wellde is also on the board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. In addition, he has been a member of Fortress Investment Group's board of directors since August 2009. He is a trustee emeritus of the University of Richmond. Mr. Wellde holds a B.S. from the University of Richmond and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University.

  • Partnership for Public Service Advisory Board of Governors

  • Norman AugustineFormer Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Diana AvivPresident and CEO, Independent Sector

  • James A. Baker IIIFormer U.S. Secretary of State

  • Jacquelyn M. BelcherPresident and CEO, Options Unlimited, LLC

  • U.S. Senator Richard BlumenthalConnecticut

  • Erskine BowlesFormer Chairman, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

  • Bill BradleyFormer U.S. Senator

  • Paul BrestFormer President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Professor of Law, Emeritus and Former Dean, Stanford Law School

  • Molly BroadPresident, American Council on Education

  • Walter BroadnaxDistinguished Professor, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

  • Richard H. BrodheadPresident, Duke University

  • U.S. Representative Dan BurtonIndiana's 5th Congressional District

  • Jonathan Bush, Sr.President and CEO, J. Bush & Company

  • Kathryn Bushkin CalvinCEO, United Nations Foundation

  • Albert CarnesaleChancellor Emeritus and Professor, University of California at Los Angeles

  • U.S. Senator Thomas R. CarperDelaware

  • Hodding Carter IIIProfessor of Leadership and Public Policy, UNC

  • U.S. Senator Susan M. CollinsMaine

  • William M. DaleyFormer White House Chief of Staff

  • Steven A. DenningChairman, General Atlantic LLC

  • Elizabeth Hanford DoleFormer U.S. Senator

  • Kenneth M. DubersteinChairman and CEO, The Duberstein Group

  • U.S. Senator Richard J. DurbinIllinois

  • Michael D. EisnerFounder, The Tornante Co.

  • Stuart E. EizenstatPartner, Covington & Burling

  • Roger EnricoChairman of the Board of Directors, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

  • Jonathan FantonFranklin Delano Roosevelt Visiting Fellow, Hunter College

  • Harold Ford Jr.Managing Director and Senior Client Relationship Manager, Morgan Stanley; Former Chair, Democratic Leadership Council

  • Norman FrancisPresident, Xavier University

  • Mark D. GearanPresident, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

  • David GergenDirector of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

  • Daniel R. GlickmanSenior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

  • Stephen GoldsmithDirector, Innovations in American Government Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

  • Amy GutmannPresident, University of Pennsylvania

  • Stephen B. HeintzPresident, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

  • John L. HennessyPresident, Stanford University

  • Charles O. Holliday Jr.Former Chairman and CEO, DuPont

  • U.S. Representative Steny HoyerMaryland's 5th Congressional District

  • Colleen M. KelleyPresident, National Treasury Employees Union

  • General P. X. Kelley28th Commandant, US Marine Corps (Ret.); Director, Saul Centers, Inc.

  • Alan KhazeiFounder and CEO, Be the Change, Inc.

  • Sharon KingDirector of Ageing Programme, The Atlantic Philthropies

  • Rosslyn KleemanChair, Coalition for Effective Change

  • Joel I. KleinCEO and Executive Vice President, Education Division, News Corporation

  • Wendy KoppCEO and Founder, Teach for America

  • Richard C. LevinPresident, Yale University

  • U.S. Senator Joseph LiebermanConnecticut

  • Bernard MarcusCo-founder, The Home Depot, Inc.

  • U.S. Senator John McCainArizona

  • George MitchellCo-founder, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former Majority Leader, U.S. Senate

  • U.S. Representative James MoranVirginia's 8th Congressional District

  • Mario MorinoCo-Founder and Chairman, Venture Philanthrophy Partners

  • Philip A. OdeenChairman, AES

  • Robert J. O'Neill, Jr.Executive Director, International City/County Management Association

  • Norman J. OrnsteinResident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

  • Eugene C. PattersonEditor Emeritus, The St. Petersburg Times

  • Bill PaxonSenior Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • John E. PepperFormer Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company

  • Hugh PriceSenior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Admiral Joseph PrueherFormer U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China; Consulting Professor, Institute for International Studies at Stanford University

  • Don Michael RandelPresident, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  • Victoria RiskinChair of the Board of Trustees, Antioch University Santa Barbara; Founder, Human Rights Watch in Southern California

  • Charles O. RossottiFormer Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

  • Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

  • Richard SchlosbergFormer President and CEO, Trustee, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

  • John SextonPresident, New York University

  • Mark ShieldsPolitical Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

  • Billy ShoreFounder and Executive Director, Share Our Strength

  • Lawrence H. SummersFormer U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

  • Jeffrey SwartzFormer President and CEO, Timberland Company

  • Fred ThompsonFormer U.S. Senator

  • Shirley M. TilghmanPresident, Princeton University

  • Stephen Joel TrachtenbergPresident Emeritus, The George Washington University

  • U.S. Representative Chris Van HollenMaryland's 8th Congressional District

  • The Honorable George V. VoinovichFormer U.S. Senator

  • U.S. Representative Henry WaxmanCalifornia's 30th Congressional District

  • Seth P. WaxmanPartner, WilmerHale

  • Llewellyn WellsPresident, GreenFit, LLC

  • John C. WhiteheadFormer U.S. Secretary of State

  • Christine Todd WhitmanPresident, Whitman Strategy Group; Former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Administrator

  • Judy WoodruffBroadcast Journalist