2017 EIP Awards & Fall Training Conference

2017 EIP Awards & Fall Training Conference
Please join us for the Coalition’s 2017 Excellence in Partnership Awards and Fall Training Conference at the Fairview Park Marriott.



We cordially invite you to join the Coalition for Government Procurement at our Fall Training Conference titled:Market MRI:Modernization,Reorganization & Innovation– The Procurement Prognosis for Government and Industry. This all-day event will be taking place at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA on November 16th and will include a keynote, numerous in-depth government led panel discussions, smaller MRI sessions in the afternoon with a variety of government agencies participating, and of course plenty of time for networking. To access the draft agenda for the Fall Conference, please click here.

We have invited Mick Mulvaney, OMB Director and Dustin Brown, Acting Deputy Director of Management, OMB to provide our keynote. We will have thee-Commerce, MRI, and the Future of Procurement panel moderated byTom Sisti of SAP,and have invited Leantha Sumpter (DPAP), Bill Greenwalt (Brinkley Greenwalt Capital Partners),Ben FitzGerald(Senate Armed Services Committee), and Mark McCalister(IBM) to participate on the panel. The GSA MRI Panel will follow and will include Mary Davie, Deputy Commissioner, FAS (Moderator);Kay Ely, Assistant Commissioner for IT Category (invited);Erv Koehler, Assistant Commissioner for Customer and Stakeholder Engagement; Dave Zvenyach, Assistant Commissioner for Systems Management (invited); andStephanie Shutt, Acting Director MAS PMO (invited).

Before heading into lunch, we are pleased to bring back one of the most popular segments from last year’s conference –If I Knew Then, What I Know Now– while putting the Modernization, Reorganization, & Innovation spin on it. This panel will be moderated by Angela Styles, Chair of Crowell & Moring LLP and will include panelist Jon Etherton, who spent 21 years of working in and with Congress and the Executive Branch on national security funding and acquisition policy issues, now founder of Etherton and Associates;Karen Evans, who served as administrator of E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget (a job now dubbed “federal CIO”) under President George W. Bush, now partner at management consulting service KE&T Partners;Jim Williams, former commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, now partner at Schambach and Williams Consulting; and Thad Allen(invited), who served as Commandant of the Coast Guard when in 2005 he was designated principal federal official for the U.S. government’s response and recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita throughout the Gulf Coast region. In 2010, President Obama selected Thad to serve as the national incident commander for the unified response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He now serves as a Senior Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Lunch will be an excellent opportunity for networking and we have also invitedDavid Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Vice Admiral Raquel Bobo, Director, DHA, to speak on their MRI efforts.The afternoon will consist of two separate MRI sessions with four topics to choose from in the first session, and five in the second.

MRI Session One


1. Professional Services MRI

Jacob Bertram, GSA

Alexandra Rouse, GSA(invited)


2. IT Portfolio Part 1 MRI

Bill Zielinski, GSA

Jose Arietta, GSA


3. General Products MRI

Teresa McCarthy, GSA

Jill Laduca, GSA

Peter Han, GSA(invited)


4. VA Healthcare MRI

Craig Robinson, VA (invited)

Rick Lemmon, VA (invited)

Jaime Friedel, VA

MRI Session Two


1. IT Portfolio Part 2 MRI

Casey Kelly, GSA

Joanne Woytek, NASA

Chris Hamm, GSA



Jackie Smyth, DHS

Eric Cho, DHS

Kevin Boshears, DHS

Nina Ferraro, DHS


3. FedMall MRI

Adarryl Roberts, DLA (invited)


4. GSA Federal Marketplace Initiatives

Kay Ely, Assistant Commissioner, IT Category, GSA(invited)

Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy, GSA(invited)


5. Defense Healthcare MRI

Col. Alex Zotomayor, DLA

John Tenaglia, DHA (invited)

We will conclude the Conference with light food and drinks to allow additional time for networking.

Register todayfor both the and Fall Training Conference and Excellence in Partnership Awards (evening of 11/15 at same location)! For any assistance with registration orsponsorship inquiries, please contact Matt Cahill atmcahill@thecgp.orgor by phone at 202-315-1054. We look forward to your participation!


Membership Tier

EIP Regular Registration

Conference Regular Registration


















$1,000 (includes EIP registration for 11/15)



11/15/2017 6:00 PM - 11/16/2017 6:00 PM
Fairview Park Marriott 3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042 UNITED STATES

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