Strategic Advisors to Government Executives


The Partnership’s Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) program connects senior-level executives in government with their predecessors and private-sector counterparts. SAGEs share knowledge, ideas and best practices to help federal C-suite executives transform government and improve its performance.


Overview

With their extensive experience, SAGEs guide senior-level executives in government through the complex environment of the federal workforce, including the various political, management, legal and fiduciary demands of their position. SAGEs share knowledge, ideas and best practices to help these federal executives accelerate their ability to carry out the required responsibilities, contributing to more efficient and effective government leadership. These officials are granted access to a unique network of subject matter experts who want to give back to government and continue their involvement in public service.

Current SAGE communities include:

SAGEs engage their public-sector counterparts through workshops, thought leadership sessions, expert roundtables, and two-day orientation boot camps. In addition, each SAGE community produces a Roadmap relevant to its specific discipline that provides high-level views of the fiduciary and other responsibilities of the position and includes guidance on the traits of an effective federal executive.

PUBLICATIONS

Each SAGE community produces a Roadmap relevant to its specific discipline that provides high-level views of the fiduciary and other responsibilities of the position and includes guidance on the traits of an effective federal executive.

Download CAO Roadmap
Download CFO Roadmap
Download CHCO Roadmap
Download CIO Roadmap

For more information contact Brittney Vevaina at bvevaina@ourpublicservice.org or (202) 775‑2750.

SAGE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated record of exceptional service in the public sector as a former federal CXO; Deputy CXO; CXO, Deputy CXO equivalent; or Presidential appointee or Congressional confirmed
  • Nomination by a current SAGE or Partnership senior staff member and approved by SAGE community
  • Willingness and desire to give back to the public sector

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

SAGEs may be invited to speak as panelists or subject matter experts at other Partnership events for which the topic closely aligns with their past federal experience. Additionally, they often serve as consultants or interviewees for Partnership or federal reports.

Briefings

SAGEs frequently have the opportunity to meet with high-level federal officials to share organizational insights, provide policy recommendations, and stay up to date on recent developments in their field. Past roundtables, briefings and discussions have taken place between SAGEs and a variety of federal organizations, including the:

  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Office of Management and Budget
    • Office of Federal Procurement Policy
    • Chief Information Officers Council
    • Chief Financial Officers Council
    • Chief Human Capital Officers Council
  • U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate

Emerging HR Leaders Forum

SAGEs regularly serve as subject matter experts, speaking to groups of 30-60 mid-career human capital professionals and answering their questions about specified topics.

Excellence in Government Fellows benchmarks

SAGEs often step in as guest leaders when our Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) visit community organizations to learn about industry best practices.


Active SAGE Members Last updated: April 11, 2016


CAO SAGEs

Jim Williams, Co-chair
Former Commissioner, Acting Administrator, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Allan Burman
Former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Rob Burton
Former Deputy Administrator, Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Ronald Flom
Former Associate Director for Management Services, Office of Personnel Management

Michael Fischetti
Former Director, Acquisition Management and Support, Department of Defense

Richard Ginman
Former Director, Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense

Steve Kelman
Former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Kymm McCabe
Former Deputy Director, Office of Business Transformation, Department of the Army

Diann McCoy
Former Component Acquisition Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency

Shirl Nelson
Former Senior Procurement Executive and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce

Mary Lynn Scott
Former Director, Division of Contracts, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Stan Soloway
Former Deputy Undersecretary of Acquisition Reform, Defense Reform Initiative

Charlie Williams
Former Director, Defense Contract Management Agency, Department of Defense

Karen Wilson
Former Member of the Board of Visitors, Defense Acquisition University


CFO SAGEs

Patricia Healy, Co-chair
Former Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture

Doug Criscitello
Former Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Vincent Dennis
Former Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer, National Reconnaissance Office

Vincette Goerl
Former Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Forest Service

Todd Grams
Former Chief of Staff, Internal Revenue Service

Bob Hale
Former Undersecretary of Defense and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense

Sallyanne Harper
Former Chief Financial Officer, Government Accountability Office

Roger Kodat
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Joseph Kull
Former Deputy Comptroller for Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget

Scott Quehl
Former Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Commerce

Robert Shea
Former Associate Director for Administration and Government Performance, Office of Management and Budget

Hal Steinberg
Former Deputy Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management

James Taylor
Former Chief Financial Officer, Department of Labor

Kathleen Turco
Former Chief Financial Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Charlie Williams
Former Director, Defense Contract Management Agency, Department of Defense


CHCO SAGEs

John Salamone, Co-chair
Former Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel Management

Napoleon Avery
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Small Business Administration

Mary Ellen Beach
Former Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer and Deputy Director, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Jeri Buchholz
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Robert Buggs
Former Chief Human Capital Officer and Director of Human Resources, Department of Education

Scott Cameron
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance, Accountability and Human Resources, Department of the Interior

Roger Campbell
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, National Reconnaissance Office

Rebecca Contreras
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of the Treasury

Melinda Darby
Former Executive Director, The Wounded, Ill, and Injured Senior Oversight Committee, Department of Defense

Michael Dominguez
Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense

Ronald Flom
Former Associate Director for Management Services, Office of Personnel Management

Daniel Ginsberg
Former Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, United States Air Force

Chuck Grimes
Former Chief Operating Officer, Office of Personnel Management

Michael Hager
Former Assistant Secretary for Human Resources, Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management

Cynthia Heckmann
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Government Accountability Office

Gail Lovelace
Former Assistant Administrator and Chief People Officer, General Services Administration

Kathryn Medina
Former Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel Management

William Milton
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Agriculture

Jeff Neal
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Jeffrey Pon
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Energy

Ron Sanders
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

John Sepulveda
Assistant Secretary of Human Resources, Department of Veterans Affairs

Myra Shiplett
Former Director, Center for Human Resources Management, National Academy of Public Administration

Felícita Solá-Carter
Former Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, Social Security Administration

Pat Tamburrino
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Defense


CIO SAGEs

John Gilligan, Co-chair
Former Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force, Department of Energy

Frank Baitman
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services

Roger Baker
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Alan Balutis
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce

Robert Brese
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

Paul Brubaker
Former Director of Planning and Performance Management, Department of Defense

Dick Burk
Former Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Reynolds Cahoon
Former Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration

Michael Carleton
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration

Scott Charbo
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Dan Chenok
Former Branch Chief for Information Policy and Technology, Office of Management and Budget

Tony Cicco
Former Chief Information Officer, Government Accountability Office

Casey Coleman
Former Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration

Linda Cureton
Former Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Renato DiPentima
Former Deputy Commissioner for Systems, Social Security Administration

Karen Evans
Former Administrator, Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget

Mark Forman
Former U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget

Stephen Galvan
Former Deputy Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Staff and Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration

Sonny Hashmi
Former Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration

Robert Haycock
Former Chief Information Officer and Chief Architect, National Business Center

Kathleen Hirning
Former Chief Information Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Vance Hitch
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice

Ira Hobbs
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of the Treasury

Lee Holcomb
Former Chief Technology Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Thomas P. Hughes
Former Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration

Marvin Langston
Former Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense

Peter Levin
Former Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Norm Lorentz
Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Management and Budget

John Marshall
Former Assistant Administrator for Management and Chief Information Officer, United States Agency for International Development

Dan Matthews
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation

Dave McClure
Former Associate Administrator, Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration

Edward Meagher
Former Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior

Dan Mintz
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation

George Molaski
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation

Kimberly Nelson
Former Chief Information Officer and Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information, Environmental Protection Agency

Molly O’Neill
Former Chief Information Officer, Environmental Protection Agency

Robert Otto
Former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Postal Service

Gloria Parker
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Christine Rider
Former Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration

Anne Reed
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Agriculture

Patrick Schambach
Former Chief Information Officer, Transportation Security Administration

Henry Sienkiewicz
Former Chief Information Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency

John Sindelar
Former Associate Administrator at the Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration

Richard Spires
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security

W. Hord Tipton
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior

Alan Wade
Former Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

Dave Wennergren
Former Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense

Jerry Williams
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development


COO SAGEs

Elizabeth McGrath, Co-chair
Former Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense

Chris Cummiskey
Former Acting Under Secretary Management and Chief Acquisition Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Michéle Flournoy
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense

Rafael Borras
Former Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security

Chuck Grimes
Former Chief Operating Officer, Office of Personnel Management

Ned Holland
Former Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

Bob Perciasepe
Former Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Gale Rossides
Former Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer, Transportation Security Administration

Dan Tangherlini
Former Administrator, General Services Administration

Danny Werfel
Former Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service


Share