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 is also a member of the George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Advisory Board.
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.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
As Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Tom enhances the Coalition’s domain expertise by providing law and policy support to promote common sense procurement solutions.
Tom comes to the Coalition after serving as Chief Legislative Counsel for SAP America. His experience includes working with the Washington Management Group as Vice President for Law and Policy and with AT&T Government Solutions, where, as Senior Counsel, he supported civilian and defense business teams and served as SME on government procurement policy issues.
In addition to this private sector experience, Tom was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (now Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs), chaired by John Glenn (D-OH), where he was lead staff counsel responsible for the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and oversight counsel on major IT initiatives. His background includes working as Procurement Counsel detailed to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations (now Oversight and Reform), chaired by Jack Brooks (D-TX), where he supported the committee on IT oversight and legislative initiatives, such as the Procurement Integrity Act. Tom also has served as Chief Counsel to the then-GSA Board of Contract Appeals, and he began his career as Counsel with the Government Accountability Office.
Tom has been recognized for his work in furtherance of sound public policy, receiving, on four separate occasions, the Federal Computer Week Federal 100 award. He is a frequent panelist on matters affecting this community, and he has served in leadership positions in several industry associations, including the Coalition.
A graduate, cum laude, of New York Law School, Tom also earned his M.A. in Economics from the SUNY Center at Stony Brook, N.Y., and his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He is a member of the bars of New York State and the District of Columbia.
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Public Policy
Vice President of Membership & Marketing
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.
Vice President of Business Development & Sales
Prior to joining the Coalition, Heather worked at the Data & Marketing Association where she was a leader in nation-wide and international membership acquisition. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is married with two children.
Senior Market and Policy Analyst
As a Senior Market and Policy Analyst, Sean works to support the Coalition’s policy efforts, as well as provide insights into policy-related activities through effective data analysis. Prior to his current role, Sean interned for the Coalition, while completing his undergraduate studies. Sean has a Bachelor degree in Economics and Political Science from the George Washington University, graduating magna cum laude. He also has a Masters degree in Applied Economics also from the George Washington University, where he studied cost-benefit analyses and the economics of Government regulations.