The American Council for Technology (ACT) – Industry Advisory Council (IAC) yesterday announced its selection of 24 members for its 2015 Voyagers Program. The nine-month program, now in its tenth year, is a competitive leadership development program for “rising stars” in government and industry who have a high potential for future advancement. Participants are paired with a 1:1 ratio to offer them a real-world leadership training experience based upon the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
Applicants to the program were nominated by their agency or organization, based on their past experience and future aspirations. They were then evaluated by a panel of government and industry senior executives, who reviewed, scored and selected the final Voyagers. During the program, participants will learn from each other’s perspectives and understand how to face government IT challenges head-on.
“I am honored to be part of this longstanding, prestigious program and congratulate all of my fellow Voyagers, said Stacy Brownstein of Attain. I look forward to what I’m confident will be a rewarding experience and bringing invaluable new insights to my work at Attain.”
The 2015 Voyagers Program Government participants are:
- Kevin Barnes, Environmental Protection Agency
- Cristen Cole, General Services Administration
- Stacian Daye, Library of Congress
- Elizabeth Hampton, General Services Administration
- Daniel Kim, General Services Administration
- Edward Madden, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Carrie Nelson, Library of Congress
- Eduvirgen Peralta-Cruz, Environmental Protection Agency
- Eridani Quiroz, General Services Administration
- Enas Qutob, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Mackenzie Stevens, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Andrew Yuen, Environmental Protection Agency
The 2015 Voyagers Program Industry participants are:
- Eric Anderson, Rigil
- Stacy Brownstein, Attain
- Tom Colatosti, Verizon
- Patrick Hansen, Lynker Technologies
- Callian Jenkins, ICF International
- Michael Lentine, Hewlett-Packard
- Carey Paquette, Accenture Federal Services
- Ingrida Petersons, Noblis
- Vajira Ranaviraja, Northrop Grumman
- Burton Tu, SMRC
- Kelli Usé, Govplace
- Melinda Ward, Integrity Consulting
The 2015 Voyagers Program co-chairs are Jolene Merkel of the Federal Aviation Administration and Naveen Krishnamurthy of RIVA Solutions. The vice chairs are Heidi Myers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, David Curtis of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Steve Furman of Robbins-Gioia, and Susie Sylvester of Dev Technology.
Graduates of the Voyagers Program will become members of the ACT-IAC Fellows Program, a distinguished group of leaders who are committed to working together to solve government’s biggest challenges.