Roger serves as president of the Coalition for Government Procurement and brings more than 25 years of high-profile government contracting experience. In his role as president, Roger promotes common sense in government procurement and works to ensure the procurement system provides sound business opportunities that deliver best value for customer agencies and the taxpayer.
Roger has extensive experience in GSA Multiple Award Schedule Programs including 20 years with the General Services Administration. During his time at GSA Roger held several positions including Senior Assistant General Counsel, Director, Acquisition Management Center, and finally, as Acting Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, where he was responsible for the development, issuance and monitoring of acquisition policies and procedures governing GSA’s $60 billion procurement operations. While at GSA Roger was selected by the Executive Office of the President, to serve on the 14 member Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) Acquisition Advisory Panel, which provided extensive recommendations to Congress and OMB on effective and efficient procurement of commercial services.
Prior to joining the Coalition Roger was counsel at Mayer Brown LLP, where he advised clients on all aspects of government contracting including review of solicitations, contract compliance issues, subcontracts and teaming agreements, data rights, organizational and personal conflicts of interest, ethics, suspension and debarment, performance disputes and audits. In addition, Roger participated as litigation counsel in several major GAO bid protests including the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, NASA’s GOES-R and the FBI’s Next Generation Identification contract awards.
Roger is the host of the WFED radio show Off the Shelf, and the leading contributor to the FAR and Beyond blog. He has also appeared on Executive Leaders Radio, a program dedicated to honoring individuals who have risen to leadership roles through hard work and dedication. Roger also serves as a Director on the Procurement Round Table.
Roger holds a BA from Bowdoin College and a JD from University of Richmond. Roger is a member of the bar in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Prior to joining the Coalition for Government Procurement, Carolyn had a distinguished career with the U.S. General Services Administration. Her experience as a senior attorney in the GSA’s Office of General Counsel led to her role as the lead in developing and writing GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule policy. Her GSA career culminated in running the agency’s successful GSA Schedule program as Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition at GSA.
Following her GSA career Carolyn has had extensive and varied industry experience in the development, implementation and application of commercial acquisition laws and policies. Her work focused on Multiple Award Schedule contract award, compliance, and audit procedures.
Carolyn holds a BA from Cornell University and a JD from Georgetown Law Center. Carolyn is a member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Rob is responsible for the daily operational accounting transactions, payroll, employee benefits, cash-flow budgeting and forecasting, as well as quarterly and annual reports to the Coalition’s Board of Directors. Rob has been with the Coalition for over 20 years, while also serving as the CFO for a consulting firm specializing in the GSA MAS program. A Certified Public Accountant, member of the AICPA and MACPA, Rob also holds a master’s degree in accounting from the Catholic University of America.
Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development, Denise is responsible for attracting and attaining new members for the Coalition. Denise has over 25 years of Sales and Marketing experience with companies including Xerox, Digital Equipment Corporation, Tandem Computer, Compaq and Citrix Systems. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Cedar Crest College and a Master of Science from The Johns Hopkins University.
Director of Marketing and Events
As Director of Marketing and Events, Athena manages the marketing and logistics as well as partnerships for all of the Coalition’s annual and monthly events. Prior to joining the Coalition, Athena was with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), where she worked with industry partners as the Exhibit Sales & Sponsorship Manager. She also worked with the Consumer Electronics Association where she was a sales coordinator for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Athena has a strong knowledge base of exhibits and associations having worked on various shows at Convention Management Group, Water Environment Federation and National Trade Productions. Athena holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Longwood College.
Manager of Policy
As Manager of Policy, Aubrey focuses on acquisition policy issues and member interests in the government market for environmental services, Federal buildings and related industries. Prior to joining the Coalition, Aubrey spent six years with Canon USA working on environmental policy and accessibility for people with disabilities. She also served on the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC), a federal advisory committee. Aubrey worked overseas in Japan for three years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in policy management from Georgetown University.
Member Services Executive
As Member Services Executive, Sandy is responsible for providing on-demand value-added member support services, including policy research, assistance with marketing initiatives, and member retention efforts. Prior to joining the Coalition, Sandy spent four years with FedSources Inc. as a Market Intelligence Analyst working with Civilian, Defense, State and Local IT and Professional Services requirements. Sandy also lived and studied abroad in Bolivia and Argentina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University.
Roy Dicharry III
As Program Analyst, Roy supports the Coalition’s research and policy analysis efforts, assists in the planning and administration of events and office management, and is also the initial point of contact for Coalition events, actions and services. Prior to joining the Coalition in this capacity, Roy worked in the hospitality industry and also served as an intern at the Coalition, providing daily support to management. Originally from Niwot, Colorado, Roy has lived and studied abroad in Europe and the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.