The Sammies series: Q&A with Maximus and a Sammies finalist at the State Department creating public-private partnerships
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Thomas Debass, managing director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, spoke to Maximus’ Lisa Veith about his experience working for the federal government and the importance of public service.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with Microsoft and the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force team
2020 Service to America Medals finalists Thomas Prevoznik, deputy assistant administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Gary Cantrell, deputy inspector general for investigations at the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke with Microsoft’s Toni Townes-Whitley about their efforts to address the country’s deadly opioid epidemic.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with Citi and the multi-agency team that led an international criminal investigation
2020 Service to America Medals finalists Special Agent Christopher M. Janczewski of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Zia M. Faruqui of the Justice Department and Criminal Analyst Kimberly A. Reece of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency spoke with Citi’s Marcy Forman about their work and their careers in public service.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cedric Sims and civil rights lawyer Jon Michael Seward
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Jon Michael Seward, a principal deputy chief in the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, spoke with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cedric Sims, about his work ensuring underserved and minority communities gain access to credit.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with BCG and finalist Claire Parkinson
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Claire Parkinson, the climate change senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, spoke with BCG’s Brooke Bollyky and Troy Thomas, about her cutting-edge scientific research and the future of her work.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on why strong partnerships matter
Our 2020 Spirit of Service honoree was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. During the Sammies awards program, Nadella joined Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, to discuss why strong partnerships and good leadership matter today.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is our Federal Employee of the Year
Dr. Anthony Fauci was named Federal Employee of the Year at the 2020 Service to America Medals for his dedication to public health throughout five decades in the federal government. Watch dozens of celebrities and frontline workers thank Dr. Fauci for his work at the Sammies virtual awards program.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with MITRE and finalist David Gray
2020 Service to America Medals finalist David Gray, acting group manager for Communications, Information, and Networking Programs at the Federal Aviation Administration, spoke with MITRE’s Dennis Sawyer, managing director of national airspace system evolution and system engineering, about his work transforming aviation radar systems.
Inspiring stories from this year’s Service to America Medal awards
The Partnership hosted the first-ever virtual Service to America Medals awards program. Revisit highlights from the program and watch the winners receive congratulations from many luminaries from the political and celebrity worlds.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other exceptional doctors discuss public service
During a virtual panel in advance of the Service to America Medals awards program, Dr. Fauci spoke about federal service and lessons learned from the pandemic with by Dr. Beth Ripley, a radiologist from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.