The Professional Services Council (PSC) announced Oct. 6 the appointment of Jerry Punderson as Senior Vice President of Defense and Intelligence. He was most recently the director of contracts for the Naval Sea Systems Command. Punderson will start Dec. 1.
“We are thrilled and honored that Jerry has agreed to join PSC at this exciting time for our association,” PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway said. “Jerry is a greatly respected contracting executive with admirers across the department and the private sector. I am delighted that he chose PSC as the venue through which he will continue his public policy work after his 33 years government service.”
In this newly-created role at the Arlington, Va.-based organization, Punderson will lead the association’s Defense and Intelligence Council, which engages on defense and intelligence community-related policy and market issues.
“I know Jerry’s depth of knowledge and experience will provide critical insights to our advocacy, education, and collaborative efforts and will further cement PSC’s position as the premier professional services and technology industry association,” Soloway said.
Punderson, NAVSEA’s senior civilian contracting official, was in charge of a multi-billion dollar portfolio that featured complex shipbuilding and weapons systems procurement programs, as well as the web-based services acquisition marketplace, SeaPort-e.
Punderson joined the civil service in 1981 as an intern for the Naval Electronic Systems Command. He then joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a contracting position before joining NAVSEA in 1985 as a contract negotiator. In 2001, he was named director of the Undersea Systems Contracts Division and became NAVSEA’s director of contracts in 2009.
He is a recipient of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Presidential Rank Award and numerous Special Act awards.
PSC is the national trade association for government professionals and technical services industry.