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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.

For the last 6 years, Koses served as director of acquisition operations within the Federal Acquisition Service, where he led several federal strategic sourcing initiatives; created GSA’s premiere vehicle for integrated professional services, OASIS; and managed 25 multiple award schedules with annual sales of over $22 billion, supported emergency acquisition, and oversaw acquisition for GSA Global Supply.  Earlier in his career, he directed the Office of Contract Management, and played a host of both operational and policy roles.

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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. 

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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.

From 2006 to 2009, Tangherlini also served as Washington, DC’s City Administrator and Deputy Mayor. His responsibilities included managing the day-to-day operations, budget development and performance management of District agencies. Tangherlini also served as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) from June 2000 to February 2006.

Prior to his appointment as City Administrator, Tangherlini served as the Interim General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.  Tangherlini also served the District of Columbia as Chief Financial Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department from November 1998 to May 2000.  Before joining the District government, Tangherlini worked in the Policy Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and in a variety of capacities during six years of service with the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.

Tangherlini received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Executive Panel Speakers Include:

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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

Dr. Kung Chen 

CEO, Founder, Captricity

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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)

Tom Linton

Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flextronics

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Joao Veiga Malta

Manager, Procurement Program Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank

Nick Nayak

President and CEO, Green Light Acquisition

Cathy Read

Director, Acquisitions Management, Department of State

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Bradley Saull

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

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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