Thank you to all our members for your support of the 35th Anniversary Celebration/EIP Honors and Fall 2014 Training Conference!
The 35th Anniversary Celebration and Excellence in Partnership Honors could not have been possible without the sustained, strong support of our members and continued efforts to bring common sense to government procurement. Of course, a special Coalition thanks to all our speakers sponsors, and attendees. The participation from our speakers and moderators this year ensured that both events were a fantastic success while the generous support of our sponsors helped make these Myth-Busters events possible.
The Coalition would like to thank the Keynote speakers, Cory Gritter and Carl Salzano, for their moving discussion on the importance of supporting our veterans as they transition to civilian life, as well as the immense value that veterans bring to the public and private sectors.
In addition, the Coalition would like to thank the winners of the Gala’s silent auction, whose generosity raised more than $10,000 for the Coalition for Government Procurement Endowed Scholarship Fund. Veterans concentrating their studies in the field of U.S. government procurement and pursuing a law or master’s degree at the George Washington University will be eligible for financial support through the scholarship fund.
Thank you to everyone who participated in, attended, and sponsored our 2014 Fall Training Conference, “35 Years in Government Procurement: Looking Back and Moving Forward”. The conference brought together procurement leaders from across government and industry for a “Myth Busters” dialogue honoring the past, but more importantly, focusing on the procurement system of the future. During the conference, acquisition leaders engaged in a thoughtful dialogue about current and future programs, which is critical for a procurement system that delivers best value mission support for customer agencies and the American people.
The Coalition would like to extend a special thank you to our general session speakers and moderators at the conference—
- Keynote speaker: The Honorable Thomas Davis, Director of Government Relations at Deloitte
- Shay Assad, Department of Defense
- Emile Monette, GSA
- Brad Medairy, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Jon Boyens, National Institute of Standards & Technology
- Elizabeth Ferrell, McKenna Long & Aldridge
- Steve Schooner, George Washington University Law School
- Mathew Blum, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
- Jeffrey Koses, GSA
- Mike Pullen, CGI
- Lunch speaker: Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense
The Coalition would also like to thank all of the participants in the afternoon Myth-Busters breakout session panels, especially the following federal agencies:
- Office of Personnel Management
- National Institutes of Health
- Defense Logistics Agency
- United States Air Force
- Department of Defense
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of the Treasury
- Department of Veterans Affairs
On behalf of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and all the attendees, thanks again to all of our sponsors and speakers!
Finally, thank you to our staff, Carolyn, Aubrey, Denise, Matt, Roy, Rob, and our interns Sean and Justin, for all their hard work in putting these wonderful events together. Outstanding!!! And Justin, your rendition of the National Anthem made us all proud of our country and set a great patriotic tone for the 35th Anniversary Celebration and EIP Honors banquet!