Unanet founder and CEO Frances Craig has joined the board of advisers for Mason School of Business’ newly formed Mason GovCon Initiative.
The Mason GovCon Initiative aims to build a distinctive competency in the business of government and government contracting at Mason’s School of Business. As a neutral space, the university can bring benefit both sides of the market, government and business, through research, discussion and education, according to the school.
“We are thrilled to have Fran Craig on the advisory board for the GovCon Initiative,” said John Hillen, an executive-in-residence at the school and chair of the new board. “She has always been known as a thought leader in this marketplace and has demonstrated throughout her career a deep understanding of the business issues in the GovCon sector and how to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.”
The advisory board includes industry leaders who represent a wide diversity of experience, from small to large business; accounting, compliance and legal; and banking, technology and workforce, according to the school. The board hopes to share lessons and insights in management and performance throughout the industry, promoting objective and academically rigorous solutions where it can.
Craig said she looks forward to the many program initiatives and events the new Mason GovCon Initiative will bring to the government contracting industry.
“I was so honored to have been asked to join the Board of Advisors of the Mason GovCon Initiative,” Craig said. “My fellow board members represent the best of the GovCon space, and working with George Mason, which has long been an educational powerhouse in Virginia, makes the work that the GovCon Initiative will be able to accomplish, even more exciting.”
About 10,000 Mason alumni work in the government contracts space, and the school hopes its academic focus on government contracting will be competitive advantage and create a more efficient and effective market for the public good.
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