Max is the founding president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Under his leadership, the Partnership has been widely praised as a first-class nonprofit organization and thought leader on federal government management issues.
Max has worked previously in all three branches of the federal government. In 1982, he served on the personal staff of Congressman Jim Leach. Max clerked for Chief Judge James Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1992 and clerked for Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court in 1994. Between these two positions, Max served as Special Litigation Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Anne Bingaman at the Department of Justice.
In 1995, Max joined the law firm of Williams & Connolly where he practiced primarily in the area of white collar defense.
Max comes most recently from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation.
A graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, Max is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, the Administrative Conference of the United States and the National Advisory Board for Public Service at Harvard College.
John Gilbert joined the Partnership in 2015 as the Vice President of Business Strategy. He is leading an initiative to engage a cadre of private sector companies and executives with the mission and growth strategy of the Partnership. John is also responsible for strategic planning and financial management.
John recently left JPMorgan after a 28 year career with the firm in New York and London. His most recent role was Managing Director and Senior Country Officer in London where he was responsible for the Benelux and Nordic regions of Europe and also acted as a senior client banker. John is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Public Policy Studies.
Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service where he oversees the Center for Government Leadership (CGL) and the Partnership’s growing portfolio around innovation in government. In this role, Tom leads the CGL team, develops innovative coursework, facilitates classroom activities, and provides one-on-one assistance to rising leaders through the Excellence in Government Fellows program, Annenberg Leadership Seminars, the DHS Fellows program, and our three-year leadership initiative with the Department of Education.
In addition, Tom writes the FedCoach column for The Washington Post, and he serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Tom’s experience included work in the public and private sectors, including Arthur Andersen, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Senate.
Niya is a Senior Manager with the Center for Government Leadership where she leads the Excellence in Government Fellows program. In this role, she provides strategic direction to the program and mobilizes a team of staff and coaches to deliver an experience that strengthens leadership skills, drives innovation and delivers results.
Prior to joining the Partnership Niya worked as a management consultant for six years, primarily focusing on federal human capital engagements and partnering with clients to tackle tough leadership challenges. She also brings several years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector. Niya holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and B.A in Political Science from Goucher College.
Bryan joined the Partnership in 2015 as an Associate on the Center for Government Leadership team. He works primarily on the Excellence in Government Fellows program, supporting program enrollment and operations and serving as a project consultant for a cohort of Excellence in Government Fellows.
Prior to his time at the Partnership, Bryan had several roles with Volunteers of America creating a public policy agenda, tracking several million dollars in grants and serving as primary liaison for VOA’s nationwide network of affiliates. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa in Political Science and received his Master’s degree in International Administration from the University of Miami.
Keith Clark works with the Partnerships’ Center for Government Leadership team designing and managing the Department of Labor’s senior executive onboarding program as well as the Department of Agriculture’s IT fellows program. He also facilitates custom workshops.
Keith experience, education and training is focused in leadership development, most recently serving as Director of the Coro Fellows Program in St. Louis. His graduate work includes a Master’s in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s in Education from Lesley University.
Nicole joined the Partnership in June 2016 and primarily supports the Emerging HR Leaders Forum and the Federal Human Capital Collaborative. In this position, she is the communications and logistics lead for the virtual cohorts of the Emerging HR Leaders Forum.
Before joining the Partnership, Nicole graduated cum laude with a double major in Communications and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She previously worked at the House of Representatives, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the University of Maryland Office of Administration and Finance.
Victoria joined the Center for Government Leadership team in May 2015 as a fellow. As an Associate, she supports the Excellence in Government Fellows program benchmarking component, which serves to teach program participants leadership best practices in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She also serves as an EIG Project Coordinator for a cohort of federal leaders.
Victoria graduated with a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oklahoma. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.
Janira joined the Center for Government Leadership in September 2015. As an Associate, she serves as a speaker and training lead for the Delivering Outcomes for Communities course. She also supports the Excellence in Government Fellows program as a Program Coordinator and with benchmarks.
Janira graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Georgia joined the Center for Government Leadership (CGL) in September 2015. In her role, Georgia supports the Excellence in Government Leadership Fellows program as a Program Coordinator and manages the program’s Results Project component. Additionally, she works on custom programs aimed at forging strong executive teams and leads CGL’s intern program.
Georgia graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Political Science.
Ginny manages customized leadership programs and initiatives in the Center for Government Leadership. In this role, she works with federal agency partners and coaches to design and implement programs that aim to strengthen the government workforce. Specifically, Ginny is spearheading the Financial Leaders Program, Executive Leadership Program, and supporting the Partnership’s efforts at the Department of Education. She also serves as the instructor for leadership programs and workshops.
Ginny joined the Partnership in February 2015 after spending more than seven years at the National Institutes of Health. She began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), later finding her niche in Human Resources and managing the agency’s PMF program. Ginny is also involved with the nonprofit, Young Government Leaders as the chair of the advisory panel.
Kevin Johnson is a Manager with the Center for Government Leadership, where he leads the development and implementation of the Executive Master Class and Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program. He also supports the design of custom programs and seminars as well as business development.
Kevin earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Human Resource Management from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Partnership, he was the Diversity & EEO Specialist for Battelle Memorial Institute where he defined the diversity and inclusion philosophy for the entire organization by leveraging knowledge of organizational behavior, talent management, change management and cultural competence.
Jackie joined the Center for Government Leadership as a fellow in January 2017. As an Associate, she serves as a Project Coordinator for a cohort of federal leaders in the Excellence in Government Fellows program. Jackie also supports our leadership development work at the Department of Education. Jackie graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Italian. Upon graduation in 2015, Jackie lived abroad in Milan, Italy teaching English in a high school.
Kidane first joined the Partnership in January 2016 as a Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships fellow. In June 2016 she joined the Center for Government Leadership as an associate. In her role, Kidane supports the Excellence in Government Fellows program as a Project Coordinator for a cohort of federal leaders. She also contributes to the benchmarking component of EIG.
Kidane graduated from Lafayette College with a dual B.A. in International Affairs and Government & Law.
Rachel joined the Partnership’s Center for Government Leadership team in October 2015. She is bringing together best practices in leadership development across a broad spectrum of programs.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Rachel worked alongside federal government agencies as a management consultant, primarily focusing on leadership support and development. She also partnered with the government as a director in a non-profit disaster relief organization, and as a contract manager. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Cameron Kober works with the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Advisory Services program. In this capacity, he creates and provides training to support government agencies in developing innovative solutions for their challenges with employee engagement.
Cameron graduated with a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Most recently he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, with a focus in Nonprofit Management.
Abinaya Manivannan joined the Partnership in August 2015 as an Associate on the Center for Government Leadership team. She supports the Excellence in Government Fellows program on the enrollment side of the program as well as assisting with graduation. In addition, she serves as a Project Coordinator for a cohort of federal leaders.
Abi graduated from George Mason University with a B.S in Marketing and a double minor in Communication and Economics.
Andrew Marshall is a Senior Manager in the Partnership’s Center for Government Leadership. In this role, he designs leadership development programs, including tailored work with the Department of Labor’s Executive Training program, the Excellence in Government Fellows program and the FedExperience program. In each case he manages contracts, designs programs, leads day-to-day operations, and mobilizes teams of full-time employees and part-time consultants to deliver results. Additionally, he regularly provides training and facilitation to federal leaders—everyone from emerging leaders to experienced executives —with a focus on trust and teams.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Andrew worked as the executive director of Grantwell, a philanthropic consulting organization. He has a BA in Journalism from the University of Utah and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.
Emily first joined the Partnership in January 2013 as an Education and Outreach fellow. In June 2014, she returned as a Center for Government Leadership Associate Manager. She primarily works on the team’s internal operations and supports business development. Additionally, she manages our custom leadership work at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Emily graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University. Emily is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Lynn joined the Partnership in July 2016 as an Associate on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships Team. She primarily supports the Emerging HR Leaders Forum and the Federal Human Capital Collaborative.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Lynn attended Binghamton University. She received both her MPA and BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Law; and Political Science from this institution.
Jeff O’Malley is a Director with the Center for Government Leadership where he manages the Excellence in Government Fellows program and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fellows Program. In this role, he directs project plans, designs curriculum and manages a network of coaches and faculty.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Jeff served as Senior Director of the Institute for Leadership Formation at Prison Fellowship International, Executive Director of the Close Up Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Educational Initiative, and Director of International Programs for the Council of State Governments.
Jeff is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service where he earned a Master’s in International Communications. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from Messiah College as well as a Certificate in Civic Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
Jenn joined the Partnership’s Center for Government Leadership team in March 2015 as a Program Manager. In this role she leads the development and implementation of programs for federal agencies that enhance leadership skills, improve employee engagement, and foster collaboration. Her portfolio includes designing and delivering programming to support cultural transformation efforts and leadership development at the Departments of Education and Agriculture.
Jenn earned her M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, with a concentration in Human Resource Development, and a B.S. in Communication Studies from James Madison University. Prior to joining the partnership, she designed and facilitated leadership development programming at the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation.
Lindsey joined the Partnership in November 2015. Primarily, she serves as a Program Coordinator for the Excellence in Government Fellows program, assisting the EIG coaches with successful execution of their program sessions. Additionally, she provides similar support to the Executive Master Class program and acts as a liaison for the Partnership’s Leadership Alumni Board and Cohort Ambassadors.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Lindsey was a member of the administrative support staff at AFT-Connecticut, the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. Lindsey graduated summa cum laude from Lafayette College in 2012 and holds duel Bachelor of Arts degrees in Government & Law and Philosophy.
Jarinete joined the Partnership in December 2014. Jarinete supports the Leading @ Labor, USDA IT Fellows, and other custom programs. She oversees program operations including event logistics, assessments, action-learning team projects, evaluation and site visits. Additionally, she serves as a project consultant for a cohort of federal leaders in the Excellence in Government Fellows program.
Jarinete earned her B.S. in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Chris joined the Partnership’s Center for Government Leadership team in 2012. She leads an agency-wide cultural change initiative that is focused on improving leadership development and employee engagement. Her portfolio includes advising federal agencies on cultural transformation efforts in the areas of leadership coaching, change management, strategic communication, and innovative problem-solving.
Chris earned her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University and a B.A. in Psychology from Salisbury University. Prior to joining the Partnership, she was a management consultant for the federal government focused on employee engagement, training design and delivery, and program management.
Catherine joined the Center for Government Leadership team in August 2015. She supports the Partnership’s leadership efforts with the Department of Labor, leading program logistics for the SES Onboarding Program and assisting in the implementation of Leading@Labor. Additionally, she contributes to other Custom Office Engagements at DOL.
Catherine came to the Partnership in January 2015 as a fellow on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team. She graduated from the University of Richmond in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a concentration on Latin America.
In her role as Program Manager with the Center for Government Leadership, Anna manages the Excellence in Government Fellows program. She works closely with federal government leaders, leadership coaches and cross-sector partners to deliver this year-long program, helping prepare federal government managers for leadership roles.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Anna managed programs and operations for a variety of non-profit organizations, focusing on educational resource management, leadership development and executive education. She holds an M.S. degree in Peace Operations Policy from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Politics from New York University.
Lydia joined the Partnership’s Center for Government Leadership team in March 2015 as a Senior Manager. In this role, she manages the team’s internal operations and supports business development activities to grow its offerings.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Lydia worked as a management consultant for over ten years, primarily focusing on federal human capital engagements within Defense and Healthcare agencies. She graduated magna cum laude from Mary Washington College with a B.A. in Classics: Latin and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Monica joined the Center for Government Leadership team in 2011. She leads the Partnership’s multi-year leadership development initiative with the Department of Labor, which includes onboarding and coaching for new executives, Department-wide supervisory training and customized programs within agencies. Previously Monica contributed to our work with the Department of Education, a unique six-year collaboration between the Partnership and ED to improve leadership, collaboration and engagement across the Department.
Monica holds a B.A. from James Madison University where she double majored in Political Science and Journalism.
Jaimie Winters joined the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Government Leadership team as a fellow in March 2016. In this role, she supported a wide range of leadership development programs including the Excellence in Government Fellows Program, DHS Executive Capstone, NIH Executive Leadership Program, and the Delivering Outcomes with Communities course.
As an Associate, she supports the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program as a program coordinator and manages the Capstone Project component. She also serves as a program coordinator for a cohort of federal leaders in both the USDA IT Fellows Program and the Federal IT Leaders Program.
Jaimie graduated with a dual B.S. in Political Science and Mass Communication with a concentration in Journalism from Towson University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Policy at American University, concentrating on Social and Education Policy.
As a Communications Director, Samantha is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of the Partnership’s media relations strategies to effectively communicate the organization’s priorities, programs, research and events to key audiences and the public. In addition, she also oversees the organization’s nine social media channels.
Samantha graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications Studies from Furman University and an M.M.C in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the federal government and nonprofit sectors.
Bevin leads the Partnership’s creative strategy, branding, marketing, graphic design and web development. She also helps manage the Partnership’s operating plan process, working directly with senior management to align projects with strategic priorities, resources, and budgets; and with department heads to review project performance.
Bevin has more than fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to joining the Partnership, Bevin worked at Ruesch International/Travelex, where she was responsible for directing the company’s creative strategy and marketing in the U.S. and five international markets. She graduated magna cum laude with honors from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Jim Seymour serves the Partnership for Public Service as Director of Programs and Events for the Communications team. In addition to managing logistics for a wide variety of press conferences, workshops and other special events, Jim oversees the Partnership’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards program and gala.
Jim joined the Partnership in May 2003 following ten years of nonprofit management and event production for the American Canoe Association, a national conservation and recreation organization. Jim holds a B.A. degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Bob Cohen joined the Partnership in November 2008 as a writer and editor.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Bob was a Washington correspondent for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, and Newhouse News Service. He spent many years reporting on national politics, Congress, government departments and agencies, and a wide range of public policy issues.
Bob graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana, S.A.
Olivia joined the Partnership in September 2015 as an Associate on the Communications team. In this role she supports the organization’s communication efforts through social media, event coordination, media relations and marketing.
Olivia graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in History.
Amy joined the Partnership in November 2015 as the Communication and Events Associate. She focuses primarily on the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, but also assists with managing logistics for the Partnership's many events.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Amy was the Preparedness Manager for the American Red Cross Central California Region. She acted as a member of the Volunteer Services team for two years before that. Amy graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Business Administration, Management in 2012.
Ellen joined the Partnership in February 2011 as a writer and editor for Communications, and works closely with the research team on reports and other projects.
She earned a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Brandeis University, studying at Exeter University in England her junior year.
Kari joined the Partnership in July 2015 as a member of the Education and Outreach team. Now a member of the Communications team, Kari supports the organization’s social media, media relations and marketing efforts.
She graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies. Prior to joining the Partnership, Kari worked at ABC News.
Seth joined the Partnership in August 2016 as a Marketing and Communications Manager. He develops strategic marketing campaigns and writes print and digital communications copy to support the Partnership’s programs.
Seth graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Communication.
Camilo joined the Partnership in August 2016 as an Associate Designer. He contributes to the creation, design and execution of the organization’s visual content, and collaborates with the rest of the Communications team to help achieve the Partnership’s mission.
Camilo graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a concentration in New Media and Design. Originally from Colombia, he is fluent in both Spanish and English. Prior to joining the Partnership, Camilo worked for another DC-based nonprofit. He also travelled extensively and lived in Spain and England before settling down in Washington, DC in 2015.
Erika is the press secretary for the Partnership. In this role, she serves as the voice of the nonprofit by communicating its mission of making government more effective. As press secretary, she answers media inquiries, crafts press releases, pitches the Partnership’s priorities, initiatives and research results, and facilitates the narrative of improving the federal government for the betterment of the American people.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Erika served her state as a press secretary for a Louisiana Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before her service in Congress, she produced written and on-air content for national and local news. Erika is a proud alum of Louisiana State University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.B.A., specializing in finance.
Christine Carroll joined the Partnership in August 2009 as Vice President for Development. In addition to serving as a member of the Partnership’s Senior Leadership Team, Christine manages board relations and leads the organization’s development strategy and efforts.
Throughout her 20 year career, she has worked in development across a range of national and international nonprofits. Christine holds a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from The Catholic University of America.
Bob joined the Partnership in November 2016 as the Senior Manager of individual and major gifts. In this role, Bob is focused on strategic outreach and building relationships with individuals looking to support the Partnership’s mission.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Bob spent over a decade working in politics leading many successful fundraising efforts. Bob’s professional experience includes serving as a senior member of a Presidential campaign, the Executive Director of a state party, a regional finance director for a national party campaign committee and work with a variety of members of congress and their campaigns. He is a proud graduate of Colgate University and serves as the President of the Colgate Alumni Club of Washington, DC.
Annette Germana re-joined the Partnership in November 2014 as the corporate partnership manager. In this role, she works closely with senior leadership to lead the Partnership’s corporate strategy and grow corporate support.
Prior to this, Annette spent five years as a human capital consultant for Fortune 500 companies and various government agencies. In addition to that experience, Annette previously worked at the Partnership on the Center for Government Leadership team. Annette holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Amali Liyanarachi joined the Partnership in May 2014. She is responsible for foundation relations and stewardship of the Partnership’s donors.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Amali worked for three years at American Rivers, a national environmental nonprofit. Amali holds a B.A. in English and a M.P.P. specializing in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Maryland.
Megan joined the Development team in June 2017 as the Manager of Corporate Sponsorships. In this role, she serves as the primary liaison to all corporate sponsors of the Service to America medals. Megan is also responsible for corporate prospecting efforts and stewardship across Partnership teams and projects.
Megan started her work at the Partnership as an intern on the Education and Outreach team before joining the staff full time as the Conference Services Manager, a role she held for over three years. Megan holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York.
Julie Taylor joined the Partnership’s Development team as the Senior Manager for Operations and Donor Stewardship in February 2016. In this role, she supports fundraising activities to grow the Partnership’s charitable support.
Across her 24-year career Julie has worked as a front line fundraiser for universities and conservation nonprofits, with an emphasis on individual giving, board and volunteer relations and special events. Julie received her B.A. in Political Science and French from Albion College in Michigan.
As a member of the Partnership’s senior leadership, Margot leads a team that is focused on helping federal agencies effectively recruit and hire qualified talent to meet their mission-critical needs. Margot also leads a cross-organizational initiative to strengthen the Senior Executive Service.
Previously, Margot served as the director of government affairs where she led key legislative initiatives on behalf of the organization. Margot also completed an assignment at the Office of Management and Budget, where she contributed to the development of an Executive Order on “Strengthening the Senior Executive Service” and co-led the implementation.
Margot holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies from the London School of Economics.
Ella joined the Partnership in October 2015 as an Associate Manager on the Education and Outreach team. In her role, Ella develops and leads in-person agency workshops and virtual webinars to reach federal employees across the country. These are designed to help federal agencies recruit and hire the talent needed to fulfill their missions. In addition, she supports various custom agency engagement work as well as the Federal Student Ambassadors program. Further, Ella assists in the Call to Serve Network by supporting students and jobseekers looking for federal opportunities.
Prior to the Partnership, Ella worked as an HR Specialist on the Recruitment and Staffing team at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) internal Human Resources office. She graduated from American University with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration.
Emily joined the Education and Outreach Team in November 2012. In her role, she develops custom engagements and offerings to help federal agencies recruit and hire the talent needed to fulfill their missions, with a focus on internships and entry-level talent.
Emily graduated with a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Adriana joined the Education and Outreach team in January 2016. In her role, she leads the Partnership’s Call to Serve school-focused webinars and trainings. In addition, she supports agency workshops and virtual webinars, which engage federal employees from various agencies.
Adriana graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University where she received a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Sociology.
Malik joined the Partnership in early 2017 as a Manager on the Education and Outreach Team. In this role, he helps federal agencies build highly-qualified talent pipelines in order to meet their mission-critical needs. He also manages the Partnership’s Call to Serve Network, which currently consists of over 1,000 colleges and universities committed to promoting federal service on campus and dozens of federal agencies working to attract top talent.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Malik’s experience includes work in Congressional & Legislative Affairs and Public Engagement at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He also previously worked in the White House, and the U.S. Senate. Malik holds a M.S. in Public Service Management from DePaul University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University.
As the head of the Government Affairs team, Kristine leads the Partnership’s education and advocacy work on Capitol Hill, oversees the Center for Presidential Transition and serves as a member of the Partnership’s senior leadership team. Her responsibilities include developing and executing strategies to improve presidential transitions and reform the civil service system.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Kristine spent 11 years working in a senior capacity for House and Senate committees and served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush on the White House Domestic Policy Council. She graduated cum laude from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Professional and Technical Communication.
Shannon Carroll joined the Partnership in 2010 and has held various operations role. She is currently managing stakeholder engagement for the Center for Presidential Transition.
Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Shannon served as Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s Congressional Assistant in her district office in Walnut Creek, CA, where she worked with federal agencies to tackle constituents’ casework issues and planned community outreach events. Previously, Shannon interned in both Congressman Honda’s Washington, DC and Campbell, CA offices.
Shannon is native of San Jose, California. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As Director of Policy on the Government Affairs team, Troy works to develop proposals and strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of management across the federal government and revitalizing the federal civil service.
Prior to joining the Partnership in 2017, she served as Associate Administrator for Government-wide Policy at the General Services Administration. She also previously served as Chief Counsel for Governmental Affairs for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, practiced law at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and held senior positions in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Troy holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Dan joined the Partnership as an Associate for the Government Affairs team in December 2016, after previously serving as a fall term Education and Outreach fellow. In his current position, he supports the team’s legislative priorities relating to customer service, performance measurement, data transparency and regulatory reform. He also serves as a liaison with other teams at the Partnership and coordinates benchmark programs on Capitol Hill. In addition, Dan assists with outreach for the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report launch and the Service to America Medals gala and finalist event.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Dan worked at a financial services consulting firm, and previously interned with a U.S. Senator, two well-respected think tanks and the Congressional Research Service. He received his B.A. in Political Science and his Masters in Public Policy from American University’s School of Public Affairs.
Dan joined the Partnership in January 2016 as an Associate Manager in Government Affairs. He supports the organization’s Center for Presidential Transition to assist presidential candidates in navigating the transition process, promote presidential transition reforms, develop management recommendations for the next administration and train political appointees to lead effectively.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Dan advised clients in the Public Policy and Regulatory practice of Dentons US LLP. He graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Affairs and a minor in Chinese.
Courtney joined the Partnership in December 2015 as a communications and events associate working on the Center for Presidential Transition. In that role and in her next role as an associate manager on Communications, Courtney supported the communications goals of the Ready to Govern program and lead event preparation and management, media outreach and social media strategy around the transition.
In July 2017, Courtney became an associate manager on the Government Affairs team where she coordinates Hill outreach, oversees the communications work around the organization’s legislative priorities and works with our external partners on a variety of projects.
Courtney graduated cum laude from Tulane University with majors in Political Science and History,. She previously worked for Congressman Alan Lowenthal, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson and McBee Strategic Consulting (now Signal Group).
Andrew supports the Partnership’s efforts in Congress to improve employee engagement and develop strong federal leaders. His responsibilities include promoting the use of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings on the Hill, working to improve presidential transition planning, and ensuring that the Partnership stays well-informed of legislative developments that affect its work, including government transparency, performance, and IT management issues.
Before joining the Partnership, Andrew interned in the office of U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen and worked as a research assistant on the Initiative for Military Families at the America’s Promise Alliance. He graduated cum laude from American University with a B.A. in International Relations and Economics.
Laura is an Associate with the Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition. She works to improve the appointments process so that more of the president-elect’s team is in place and ready to serve on day one.
Laura graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University, where she concentrated on issues of election, representation, and governance.
Chantelle joined the Partnership in July 2016 and leads the development of transition-related policy and strategy for the Center for Presidential Transition.
Chantelle has held a number of senior leadership and executive roles in Australia’s Public Service in the state of Victoria, leading teams to develop public policy and strategic advice to government across a broad range of portfolios including education, human services, intergovernmental relations, governance, industrial relations, and government transitions and election support. Prior to joining the Partnership, Chantelle served as the Director of the Cabinet Office (Victoria) where she lead the design, implementation and reform of complex systems and processes to support executive government decision making (Cabinet, legislation and Executive Council).
Chantelle studied political science at the University of Sydney and recently completed her Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University.
Tina Sung brings to the Partnership years of multi-sector executive leadership experience and a track record of innovation and accomplishment in every phase of her professional career. Prior to joining the Partnership, Tina founded and served as President of Synergy Works LLC, which provides strategy and performance improvement consulting services to the federal government, state and local governments, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies. She also founded a second company, Experience Matters: the Executive Transition Experts, helping senior executives facing reorganization, a new job, or retirement to make a smooth transition to the next stage of their lives.
Tina graduated cum laude from Princeton University. She later completed Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Managers and the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership and Management Program. She was also a participant in the President’s Executive Exchange Program sponsored by the White House.
Mollie joined the Partnership and the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team in March 2012. Mollie now manages the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program. In addition, Mollie supports the Federal Human Capital Collaborative and the Emerging HR Leaders Forum.
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Mollie earned a B.A. in Environmental Policy from the University of Portland. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mollie was the State Associate for Environment Montana, a nonprofit environmental organization in Missoula, MT.
Juliet K. Choi is the Director of Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships and joined the Partnership in April 2017. In this role, she and her team facilitate the convening of public and private partners and thought leaders to facilitate building a more effective and interconnected federal government.
A cross-sector leader and civil rights lawyer by training, Juliet recently served as Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor for agencies at the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS). Prior to her recent political appointments, she led disaster relief operations and community engagement at the American Red Cross and previously worked at the Asian American Justice Center, Mental Health America and a Fortune 500 corporation.
A certified mediator, Juliet received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and clerked for the Hon. Dennis M. Sweeney (ret.) of the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Jennifer manages a portfolio of programs and events designed to help federal agencies recruit and hire the talent needed to fulfill their missions, as well as coordinates the Partnership’s efforts to prepare new political appointees to effectively lead their agencies. She has experience designing and implementing strategic initiatives, overseeing projects and teams, and building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
Jennifer earned her B.A. in International Studies with honors from Boston College. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.
Mark Doboga serves as Senior Advisor on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships Team. In his role, Mark leads teams responsible for assisting federal agencies in developing and implementing strategies to improve management systems and workforce management.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Mark’s experience includes extensive work in federal human resources with emphasis on innovation and transformation. Mark received numerous awards during his federal service, including the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2010, and he retired from the Department of the Air Force in 2012.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Central Missouri State University and his Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University.
Sondra assists a broad audience of government leaders, providing agency services to help them use their Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® data to positively impact workforce satisfaction and commitment, improve recruitment and retention and drive performance. Additionally, Sondra contributes to the Partnership’s Ready to Govern program aimed at helping political appointees prepare to effectively lead their agencies.
Sondra graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and later went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Organization and Management from the Marriott School of Management. She completed her Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law in 2013.
Lindsay joined the Partnership in May 2011 and currently serves as a Manager on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team. In this role, she manages the Federal Human Capital Collaborative and the Emerging HR Leaders Forum.
Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University with a B.A. in International Affairs. Lindsay’s previous work experience includes internships at the Stimson Center and the Washington, DC office of Senator Susan Collins.
Colleen joined the Partnership as an Associate on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team in January 2016. In this role, she supports a number of programs that work to prepare leaders at multiple levels in government to succeed, including the Ready to Govern Initiative and Emerging HR Leaders Forum.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Colleen worked at Atlantic Media for the publication Government Executive. At Government Executive, she served as the Digital Events Coordinator and managed all of the organization’s online events. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism.
Emily joined the Partnership as an Associate for the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team in May 2016 after previously serving as the spring term Development fellow. In her current role, she supports the Shared Services Roundtable, where she helps facilitate working group discussions in order to increase the use of shared resources for more efficient and effective delivery of support and mission services.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Emily served as the Deputy Finance Director for a U.S. Senate campaign in Kansas. She graduated with honors from the University of Kansas, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science.
Brittney joined the Partnership in April 2014. She supports the Ready to Govern program by preparing and onboarding political appointees and senior executives to succeed in government. She began her tenure at the Partnership as a Research Fellow before transitioning to the Center for Government Leadership team, where she managed a component for the Excellence in Government Fellows program.
Brittney graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to joining the Partnership, she served as a fellow for the United Nations Information Center.
As Chief Operating Officer, Tim provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Prior to assuming this role Tim served as the Vice President of Education and Outreach where he worked to improve federal recruitment and hiring, including testifying on the need for greater utilization of internships and creation of pathways into federal service. Tim has also testified on the need to improving the hiring process, greater utilization of internships and creation of pathways into federal service.
Tim has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience, as well as experience working in government for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Tim is a graduate of St. Olaf College.
Michelle is the Director of Agency Outreach and Business Development for the Partnership. In this role, she works with Federal Agencies to better understand their needs and how best the Partnership can assist them in attaining their strategic goals.
Prior to joining the Partnership Michelle ran the Department of Unemployment Assistance in Massachusetts and spent years consulting with unemployment agencies across the country working on business process improvement and IT modernization efforts. Michelle has a BA in International Relations and History from Syracuse University and a MPA from George Washington University. Michelle is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Heather joined the Partnership in January 2016 as the Human Resources Generalist. In this role, she manages the organization’s talent acquisition efforts, coordinates new hire onboarding, and supports benefits administration.
Heather has had 15 years of experience in higher education student affairs administration in a variety of student support roles at various colleges and universities. Prior to the Partnership, she most recently served as a Training, Development and Human Resource Manager at George Mason University. Heather earned her BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The College of New Jersey and her MA in Counseling Services at Rider University.
Thomas Good currently serves as the Controller for the Partnership.
Before joining the Partnership Tom spent over 20 years working in the Certified Public Accounting industry. He was a partner in a local public accounting firm in the D.C. metro area specializing in the nonprofit industry before joining RSM McGladrey as a senior manager in the IT consulting practice. The last 7 years Tom worked as the Chief Financial Officer for a local Non-profit and Government Contractor.
Tom graduated with a BS degree in accounting from Frostburg State University and received and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ralph Huber joined the Partnership in September 2001 and takes care of the day-to-day operations, IT and Facilities Management. In addition to serving as the Partnership’s Office Manager, Ralph helps with conference services and logistical support for all of the Partnership programs.
Ralph has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector and is an active member of the International Facility Management Association.
Ashton came to the Partnership in February of 2016 and supports Max Stier as his Executive Assistant.
Ashton holds an M.A. in international relations with a concentration in nuclear non-proliferation from the Catholic University of America and a B.A. in political science from Earlham College. Prior to joining the Partnership, she worked as the Administration Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO at JINSA. She also worked as a Program Assistant at the Bipartisan Policy Center, as a Special Assistant to former Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman at the Gilman Group and as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff for DC Mayor, Adrian Fenty.
Clare joined the Partnership as Conference Services Coordinator in August of 2015. She supports all in-house event operations and external rentals of the conference spaces. She also supports all space and logistic related aspects of the Excellence in Government Fellows program.
Clare first joined the Partnership in May 2015 as a Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships fellow. Prior to joining the Partnership, she served as a research and finance assistant for a Virginia State Delegate campaign. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas.
Amiko Matsumoto is the Director of Talent. In this role, she’s focused on all aspects of talent management. Amiko ensures that the Partnership has the right talent to achieve our mission, supports and equips them to do their best work, and strengthens the organizational culture so the Partnership continues to be a great place to work. Prior to this role, she served as the Partnership’s Director of Education and Outreach.
Amiko graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English from Westmont College, an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in Education and Human Development at George Washington University. She has more than 20 years’ professional experience in higher education, federal government and nonprofit sectors.
Nathan joined the Partnership in November 2015. He supports the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Advisory Services program. In this role, Nathan works to improve employee engagement across a broad group of agencies through action planning and training.
Before joining the Partnership, Nathan worked at the Southern Environmental Law Center in their Charlottesville, Virginia headquarters supporting the Finance and Development teams. He graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Alex joined the Partnership as a Center for Government Leadership Program Associate in August 2015. In this role, he supports custom program engagements by working to develop and cultivate strategic relationships with federal agency partners to expand Partnership collaboration. Alex also helps with communications efforts for our custom program alumni.
Before beginning as a Program Associate, Alex served as a 2-term Partnership fellow on both the Communications and Development teams. He has a B.A. in Strategic Communications and a minor in professional writing from The Ohio State University.
Monica joined the Partnership as a receptionist in March 2017. In this role she answers all phone and web inquiries, greets and directs visitors, manages mail, and supports several members of the Operations team with other tasks.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Monica interned for a U.S. senator. She graduated summa cum laude from George Fox University with a B.A. in Psychology and International Studies.
Mike joined the Partnership in July 2016 as Audiovisual Technician. In this role, he supports the organization’s program events and meetings and works with colleagues to assist in their use of technological resources.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Mike worked as an audiovisual freelancer and spent ten years at SiriusXM Satellite Radio in the Music and Sports/Talk programming departments. He earned a BBA from the George Washington University where his studies focused on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
Chris serves as a Senior Manager on the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team, working primarily with the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG)program, a nationally recognized year-long, hands-on, results-based leadership development training program that focuses on the leadership challenges specific to the federal government.
Prior to coming to the Partnership, Chris worked for a defense contracting company providing management support to the Marine Corp’s Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) Program and the Navy Ship Inactivation Program. Chris has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.
Mallory Barg Bulman serves as the Vice President of Research and Evaluation. In her role, she leads the Partnership’s thought leadership agenda, which includes overseeing the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. Mallory is also responsible for leading the Partnership’s evaluations of key programs.
Mallory has more than ten years of experience overseeing the conceptualization, design, analysis and production of quality research products designed to improve government operations. Mallory has delivered presentations before Congressional staffs, agency officials, academic leaders, and private sector officials on topics such as interagency collaboration, shared services, human capital management, organizational transformation, performance management, implementation of the GPRA Modernization Act, pandemic response, and emergency preparedness. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mallory was a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Issues team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ analytic and investigative arm.
Mallory holds a MPA in Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis and a BA in Human Services from the George Washington University.
Kevin Brady Kevin serves as Evaluation Manager on the Research and Evaluation team, where he directs the Partnership’s program evaluation efforts across the organization. Kevin is responsible for measuring the quality and impact of the Partnership’s strategic priorities, implementing an effective evaluation system across a broad range of teams and activities, and collaborating with federal agencies and other partners to strengthen the Partnership’s impact.
Kevin holds a Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Tech, a Bachelors in Policy Studies from Syracuse University’s Maxwell school, and is a member of the American Evaluation Association.
Judy has served as a senior consultant with the Partnership for Public Service on a range of federal performance management and measurement issues since 2006.
Judy was previously a managing consultant with CPS Human Resources, a self-supporting public agency that provides human resources consulting services to government and non-profit agencies. Judy is a retired federal executive. She was with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) for 26 years and led GAO’s work in the Housing, Community and Economic Development, Small Business, Emergency Management, Telecommunications and Energy areas.
Judy is a graduate of American University.
David Garcia joined the Partnership as a Research Manager in December 2015. David works on the Partnership’s research aimed at strengthening the Senior Executive Service.
Prior to joining the Partnership, David did research at Publish What You Pay – United States, an NGO in Washington DC. David holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Maryland, College Park.
Wendy Ginsberg joined the partnership in 2017 as a Senior Program Manager for the Research and Evaluation team. She manages a portfolio of research projects that analyze ways to make government more effective and efficient.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Wendy was an analyst for nearly 10 years at the Congressional Research Service within the Library of Congress, assisting Congress with research and analysis on government oversight and information access. Wendy has an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and formerly reported for the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Daily Record in Morris County New Jersey.
Kelsey joined the Partnership in June 2016 as an Associate on the Research and Evaluation team. In her evaluation role, she focuses on data analysis and assessment for the Partnership’s Excellence in Government Fellows program and the Department of Labor programs.
Kelsey holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin.
Peter Kamocsai joined the Partnership in August 2015 as a Research Associate. Supporting ongoing research projects, he collects and analyzes data and writes reports.
Peter earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the George Washington University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the Corvinus University of Budapest. He has prior work experiences in both the private and non-profit sectors.
Eric joined the Partnership in October 2013 as a research manager. He manages a portfolio of high-visibility research activities and products, from project conceptualization and design, budgeting, staffing, data collection and analysis, and report writing.
Prior to joining the Partnership Eric worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Presidential Management Fellow and Grants Policy Analyst. Eric holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Wake Forest University.
Brandon joined the Partnership in August 2015 as a Research Associate. He primarily supports the Partnership’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® program and other ongoing research projects.
Brandon holds a Master of Public Policy from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and sociology from The College of William and Mary.
Amanda joined the Partnership as a Research Associate in May 2016. She supports the Ready to Govern team and other research projects.
Amanda graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University with a B.A. in Government and International Politics and minors in Spanish and Data Analysis. Prior to becoming Research Associate, Amanda served two terms as a Partnership fellow on the Center for Government Leadership and Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® teams.
Lexi returned to the Partnership as a Research Associate with the Research and Evaluation Team in May 2016 after spending the previous summer as a Research Fellow. In this role, she supports ongoing projects on the Research and Evaluation Team, including the shared services work.
In May 2016, Lexi graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Administration and a minor in Economics. While at the Partnership, she will be pursuing her Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University.
Kathryn works on the Research and Evaluation Team, where she analyzes programmatic data and impact, helps develop evaluation strategies for the Partnership’s various programs and works with internal and external stakeholders to continuously improve the organization’s programs. Kathryn also leads the evaluation strategy for the Excellence in Government Fellows Program, where she works to measure the program’s impact and make data-driven process improvements.
Kathryn graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in History.
Cassie joined the Partnership as an Associate for the Research and Evaluation team in January 2017, after previously serving as a Research and Evaluation fellow in the fall of 2016. She supports the Partnership’s customer service work as well as other ongoing projects.
Cassie holds a Master of Public Policy from American University and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Towson University. Before coming to the Partnership, Cassie interned in the office of former U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen.