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GCMS14 - Koses

Symposium Chair

Jeffrey A. Koses 

Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)

Jeffrey Koses is recognized as an innovative leader in the field of acquisition. As senior procurement executive for the General Services Administration, he has focused on three priorities: strengthening the acquisition workforce, smart and effective buying, and healthy and productive industry relationships.  Koses and his team are currently developing the tools and strategies to advance these priorities. He also serves a voting member of the FAR Council.


GCMS14 - Rung


The Honorable Anne E. Rung 

Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget 

Anne Rung serves as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. She was confirmed on September 11, 2014. Rung is responsible for implementing acquisition policies covering more than $450 billion in annual federal contract spending.

Previously Rung served in senior acquisition positions at both the federal and state level. Between 2012 and 2014, Rung served as chief acquisition officer at GSA and associate administrator of governmentwide policy. Prior to joining GSA, she served as senior director of administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led and implemented a Department-wide acquisition reform effort.

Prior to her federal government service, she served as deputy secretary for administration and procurement for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, where she led four commonwealth-wide operations supporting 77,000 employees, including a $4 billion procurement program.

GCMS14 - Sicina


Robert Sicina 

Executive in Residence, Department of International Business, American University, Kogod School of Business 

Professor Sicina has 30 years of experience in senior executive positions at Citibank, American Express, and various entrepreneurial endeavors. He worked for 13 years in Latin America for Citibank, where he served as country manager of Colombia and division chief financial officer (CFO). He became CFO of Citibank’s entire International Consumer Group and later, of Citibank’s U.S. credit card business. Professor Sicina joined American Express in 1992 and went on to become president of American Express Bank Ltd. and a member of its Board of Directors. Subsequently, he was named President of the Latin American Division for the corporation. Professor Sicina has since worked in executive positions of several entrepreneurial endeavors and remains active as a consultant and leader of development programs for Chinese executives. He also leads student teams that help entrepreneurs in conflict regions create business plans and find funding for their ventures. He is the executive director of the Strategic Regions Enterprise Network (a member of Partners for a New Beginning) and a member of the International Advisory Board of Partners of the Americas. 

GCMS14 - Tangherlini


Dan Tangherlini 

Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) 

Dan Tangherlini was sworn in as Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on July 5, 2013, following his 15 months of service as the Acting Administrator of GSA. Since joining the agency, he has served a vital role in President Barack Obama’s agenda to build a more sustainable, responsible and effective government for the American people. GSA is responsible for improving the government’s workplace by managing assets, delivering maximum value in acquisitions, preserving historic property, and implementing technology solutions.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tangherlini has been recognized for fiscal and management leadership. Before joining GSA, Tangherlini was confirmed by the United States Senate in 2009 to serve as Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Performance Officer. In these roles, Tangherlini served as the principal policy advisor on the development and execution of the budget and performance plans for Treasury and the internal management of the Treasury and its bureaus. Tangherlini also served as the agency’s Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.


Executive Panel Speakers Include:

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Rich Beutel

Senior Advisor, House Committee on Reform and Government Oversight

Jim Blades

Small Agency Council Procurement Committee Chairperson, Senior Procurement Executive, Managing Director, Contracts and Grants Management, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Mark Borkowski 

Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Dr. Kung Chen 

CEO, Founder, Captricity

Rear Admiral Althea H. "Allie" Coetzee 

Deputy Director, Contingency Contracting, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy

Troy Cribb 

Senior Counsel, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

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Jim Crumpacker 

Director, GAO-OIG Liaison Office, Department of Homeland Security

Tim DiNapoli 

Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Jon Etherton

President and Owner, Etherton and Associates, Inc.

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Greg Giddens

Executive Director, Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO), Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs

Harry P. Hallock

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)

Jay Maroney

Counset to the Majority, SASC

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Nick Nayak

President and CEO, Green Light Acquisition

Cathy Read

Director, Acquisitions Management, Department of State

Bradley Saull

Professional Staff Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

GCMS14 - Waddell    

Joseph Waddell

Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management, and Senior Procurement Executive, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy



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