24 to Graduate from ACT-IAC 2015 Voyagers Program at Management of Change Conference May 18th

2015 ACT-IAC Voyagers Program participants

2015 ACT-IAC Voyagers Program participants

The American Council for Technology (ACT) – Industry Advisory Council (IAC) will graduate 24 members of its 2015 Voyagers Program at noon Monday, May 18, at the 2015 Management of Change Conference.

The nine-month program is a competitive leadership development program for “rising stars” in government and industry who have a high potential for future advancement. During the program, participants learned from each other’s perspectives and how to face government IT challenges head-on.

Stacy Brownstein, Attain

Stacy Brownstein, Attain

“I am honored to be part of this longstanding, prestigious program and congratulate all of my fellow Voyagers,” Attain’s Stacy Brownstein said upon acceptance into the program. “I look forward to what I’m confident will be a rewarding experience and bringing invaluable new insights to my work at Attain.”

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.

The 2015 Voyagers Program Government graduates 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 were 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.

Related: ACT-IAC Announces “Rising Stars” for 10th Voyagers Program Class


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