It is with a sense of both honor and sadness the Coalition announces that Carolyn Alston, our Executive Vice President and General Counsel, will be retiring in July. We are very excited and happy for Carolyn as she begins a new adventure in her life! At the same time, we will miss her professionalism, commitment and drive to bring common sense acquisition policies and procedures to the federal marketplace.
Carolyn’s government service, private sector career and contribution at the Coalition stand as the embodiment of “Excellence in Partnership.” She works diligently, patiently and respectfully with all parties towards common sense solutions that deliver best value for customer agencies and the American people. Her recognition of the motivations, constraints and opportunities each party brings to specific situations has served Coalition members well!
Written words of thanks are not enough—that is why we will be honoring Carolyn for her service to the procurement community at the Coalition’s Excellence in Partnership ceremony on October 21st . I look forward to seeing you all there!
Rest assured the Coalition is moving to fill Carolyn’s position. And although Carolyn is retiring from full time work, we look forward to working with her on future “special projects” supporting the Coalition’s common sense procurement agenda.
On a personal note, fifteen years ago Carolyn gave me a wonderful opportunity to move into “operations” at GSA. I will be forever grateful as it opened a whole new career path for me. And one of my greatest joys was to return the favor and bring her into the Coalition! It has been a wonderful three years! Thank you Carolyn, it has been an honor to work with you! God Bless You!