The Coalition for Government Procurement

CGP Staff

Roger Waldron
President

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 and IT GWAC 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 AB from Bowdoin College and a JD from University of Richmond.  Roger is a member of the bar in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Direct: 202-315-1051
E-Mail rwaldron@thecgp.org

 

Carolyn Alston
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.

Direct: 202-600-2915
Email: calston@thecgp.org

 

Robert Rendely
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.

Direct: 202-331-0975
Email: rrendely@thecgp.org

 

Denise Mileski
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.

Direct: 202-315-1055
E-Mail: dmileski@thecgp.org

 

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Matt Cahill
VP Membership and Marketing

As Vice President of Membership and Marketing, Matt interfaces with the Coalition membership to fully understand member business objectives as well as desires and needs for future services. He is responsible for membership renewal, overall member satisfaction, and events and sponsorships. Additionally, he drives the association’s branding and identity, integrated campaigns, public relations, and interactive and social marketing programs to ensure strong connections with members and constituents.

Prior to joining the Coalition, Matt spent over 10 years in client services, sales, and marketing with companies including The Corporate Executive Board, FedSources, and Deltek. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University.

Direct: 202-315-1054
E-Mail: mattcahill@thecgp.org 

 

Aubrey Woolley
Director of Policy

As Director of Policy, Aubrey focuses on acquisition policy issues and member interests in the government market for environmental services, Federal buildings, IT 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 as a selected member of the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC), a federal advisory committee. Aubrey worked overseas in Japan for three years with the Government of Japan and also worked for the Japanese Consulate in Houston. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in policy management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Direct: 202-315-1053
E-mail: awoolley@thecgp.org

 

Roy Dicharry III
Program Analyst

As PolicyAnalyst, 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.

Direct: 202-331-0975
E-Mail: rdicharry@thecgp.org

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