The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced May 18 the election results for the IAC executive committee. The new leaders will take office July 1, 2015.
Margie Graves will serve ACT president, and current ACT President Rick Holgate will remain on the ACT executive committee as past president. Kay Ely, Adrian Gardner, Michael Howell, Joanie Newhart, Brad Nix, Sanjay Sardar and Joe Ward will remain on the ACT executive committee. Greg Giddens, Adam Goldberg and Don Johnson are expected to be reelected when the executive committee conducts its election.
“I am deeply honored by this opportunity to serve as ACT president,” Graves said. “Today, more than ever, government and industry need to work together to create a government that effectively and efficiently serves our citizens. ACT-IAC has a rich history of contributing to this goal and I look forward to continuing on that path.”
Ted Davies (Altamira) will serve as IAC chairman. Current IAC Chairman, Dan Chenok, will become past chair and remain on the executive committee. Dave McClure (Veris Group) were serve as executive vice chair starting July 1, 2016.
“I share Margie’s feelings about the honor of serving as chair of this valuable and unique organization,” Davies said. “She and I will seek to build upon the exceptional work done by our predecessors – CT President Rick Holgate and IAC Chair Dan Chenok. We look forward to helping the government and industry utilize this trusted forum for collaboration and education to continue to advance government.”
Brian Bonacci (Infinera), Lisa Martin (Leapfrog Solutions) and Adelaide O’Brien (IDC) were elected to serve a second term on the executive committee. Susan Becker (Unisys), Malcolm Harden (CGI), Richard Spires (Resilient Network Systems) and Paul Strasser (Project Performance Corporation) were elected for the first time to the IAC executive committee. Remaining on the executive committee are Mitzi Mead (Accela), Sherry Weir (Kearney and Company), Bob Suda (Suda and Associates) and Marty Cummings (Integrated Support Systems).