Strategic Advisors to Government Executives
Close

Strategic Advisors to Government Executives

Membership

Interested in becoming a SAGE? Admission to this network is by invitation only. Please contact Kelly Shih with any questions.

Interested in connecting with a SAGE? Please contact Kelly Shih for more information.

Email Kelly

MORE PARTNERSHIP
NETWORKS

Federal Human Capital Collaborative Federal Innovation Council Government Advisory Leadership Council Leadership Alumni Network Research Advisory Council

Back to Leadership and Collaboration

Strategic Advisors to Government Executives

Spread across six communities of practice—chief acquisition officers, chief financial officers, chief human capital officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers and chiefs of staff—SAGEs have deep expertise in many critical areas. They lend their knowledge and insights to help senior leaders navigate the complex federal environment and the political, management, legal and fiduciary demands of their positions. 

Co-Chairs

SAGE co-chairs are integral to the success of our program. Each of these talented executives lead one of our six SAGE communities and ensure that we are coordinating effectively across them. The co-chairs also collaborate with the Partnership to set the strategic direction for the program, recruit new members and engage existing SAGEs in our efforts to support federal leaders. 

Jim Williams
Chief Acquisition Officer SAGE Co-Chair
Brodi Fontenot
Chief Financial Officer SAGE Co-Chair
Reginald Wells
Chief Human Capital Officer SAGE Co-Chair
John Gilligan
Chief Information Officer SAGE Co-Chair
Beth McGrath
Chief Operating Officer SAGE Co-Chair
Joan DeBoer
Chiefs of Staff SAGE Co-Chair

The SAGE Community has:

Two hands shaking

130 SAGEs

Podium and mic

33 political appointees across 4 administrations

Pen and Paper

77 career senior executives

Building with Pillars

Representation from over 40 different federal agencies

Calendar

20-30 average years of government service

Wall clock

300 hours contributed to the program annually

Active SAGE Members

CAOs

Al Burman
Former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy – Office of Management and Budget

Kay Ely
Former Assistant Commissioner, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration – General Services Administration

Greg Giddens
Former Chief Acquisition Officer – Department of Veterans Affairs

Dave Grant
Former Chief Procurement Officer – Federal Emergency Management Agency

Steve Kelman
Former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy – Office of Management and Budget

Luke McCormack
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Homeland Security

Kevin Youel Page
Former Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Servic – General Services Administration

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

Jim Williams
Former Commissioner, Acting Administrator, Federal Acquisition Service – General Services Administration

Michael Wooten
Former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy – Office of Management and Budget

Robert Burton

Robert Burton
Former Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy – Office of Management and Budget

Michael Fishetti
Former Director, Acquisition Management and Support – Department of Defense

Claire Grady
Former Under Secretary for Management – Department of Homeland Security

Ruby Harvey
Former Executive Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Veterans Affairs – Department of Veterans Affairs

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

Diann McCoy
Former Component Acquisition Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency – Department of Defense

Anne Rung
Former U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer – Executive Office of the President

Pat Tamburrino
Former Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness / Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Department of Defense

Karen Wilson
Former Member of the Board of Visitors – Department of Defense

CFOs

Don Bice
Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration – Department of Agriculture

Troy Edgar
Former Chief Financial Officer – Department of Homeland Security

Vincette Goerl
Former Chief Financial Officer – Department of Agriculture

Jon Holladay
Former Chief Financial Officer – Department of Agriculture

Shoshana Lew
Former Chief Financial Officer – Department of Transportation

Howard Osborne
Former Associate Chief Financial Officer – Environmental Protection Agency

Tony Scardino
Former Chief Financial Officer – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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

Maureen Wylie
Former Chief Financial Officer – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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

Brodi Fontenot
Former Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer – Department of the Treasury

Sallyanne Harper
Former Chief Financial Officer – Government Accountability Office

Roger Kodat
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary – Department of the Treasury

Dave Mader
Former Controller and Acting Deputy Director for 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

Mark Weatherly
Former Deputy Associate Director of Housing, Treasury and Commerce – Office of Management and Budget

CHCOs

Napoleon Avery
Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Small Business Administration

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

Roger Campbell
Former Chief Human Capital Officer – National Reconnaissance Office

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

Mark Doboga
Former Director of Plans and Integration, and Director, Air Force Personnel Operations Agency, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, United States Air Force; Deputy Associate Director, Strategic Human Resources Policy, Office of Personnel Management – U.S. Air Force

Chuck Grimes
Former Chief Operating Officer, – Office of Personnel Management

Myra Howze Shiplett
Former Director, Center for Human Resources Management – Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Karlease Kelly
Former Chief Learning Officer and Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Agriculture – Department of Agriculture

Christine Major
Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Department of Health and Human Services

William Milton
Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Department of Agriculture

Jeff Pon
Former Director – Office of Personnel Management

John Sepulveda
Former Assistant Secretary of Human Resources – Department of Veterans Affairs

Felí Sola-Carter
Former Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer – Social Security Administration

Reginald Wells
Former Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources – Social Security Administration

Bev Babers
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management & Budget, (Department of the Treasury) and Chief Human Capital Officer (IRS) – Internal Revenue Service

Angie Bailey
Former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security

Scott Cameron
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance, Accountability and HR – Department of Interior

Miriam Cohen
Former Chief Human Capital Officer, Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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

Daniel Ginsberg
Former Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs – U.S. Air Force

Cynthia Heckmann
Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Government Accountability Office

Jody Hudson
Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Department of Energy

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

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

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

Lynn Simpson
Former Executive Director, Total Force Management, United States Pacific Fleet, Department of the Navy – Department of the Navy

Pat Tamburrino
Former Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness / Former Chief Human Capital Officer – Department of Defense

CIOs

Jon Alboum
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Agriculture

Alan Balutis
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Commerce

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

Casey Coleman
Former Chief Information Officer – General Services Administration

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

Mark Forman
Former Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology – Office of Management and Budget

John Gilligan
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Energy and U.S. Air Force

Ira Hobbs
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of the Treasury

Joe Klimavicz
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer – Department of Justice

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

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

Ed Meagher
Former Deputy Chief Information Officer – Department of the Interior

Dan Mintz
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Transportation

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

Anne Reed
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Agriculture

Christine Rider
Former Chief Information Officer – Small Business Administration

Lisa Schlosser
Former Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer – Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget

Richard Spires
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Homeland Security

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

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

Roger Baker
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Veterans Affairs

Robert Brese
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Energy

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

Steve Cooper
Former Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security – Department of Commerce

Karen Evans
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Homeland Security

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

Margie Graves
Former Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer – Office of Management and Budget

Michael Howell
Former Deputy Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology – Office of Management and Budget

Peter Levin
Former Chief Technology Officer – Department of Veterans Affairs

Rajive Mathur
Former Chief Information Officer and Deputy Comissioner for Systems – Social Security Administration

Luke McCormack
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of Homeland Security

Essye Miller
Former Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer – Department of Defense

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

Dave Powner
Former Director of IT Management Issues – Government Accountability Office

L. Reynolds Cahoon
Former Chief Information Officer – National Archives and Records Administration

Pat Schambach
Former Chief Information Officer – Transportation Security Administration

Henry Sienkiewicz
Former Chief Information Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency – Department of Defense

Pete Tseronis
Former Chief Technology Officer – Department of Energy

Frontis Wiggins
Former Chief Information Officer – Department of State

Renee Wynn
Former Chief Information Officer – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

COOs

Bruce Andrews
Former Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff – Department of Commerce

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

Patty Cogswell
Former Deputy Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security – Department of Homeland Security

Michèle Flournoy
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy – Department of Defense

Krysta Harden
Former Deputy Secretary – Department of Agriculture

Pat Kennedy
Former Undersecretary of State for Management – Department of State

Beth McGrath
Former Deputy Chief Management Officer – Department of Defense

Bob Perciasepe
Former Deputy Administrator – Environmental Protection Agency

Nancy Potok
Former Chief Statistician – Office of Management and Budget

Dan Tangherlini
Former Administrator – General Services Administration

Danny Werfel
Former Acting Commissioner – Internal Revenue Service

Charlie Bolden
Former Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Michell Clark
Former Assistant Secretary of Management – Department of Education

Chris Cummiskey
Former Acting Under Secretary Management and Chief Acquisition Officer – 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

Jenni Main
Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Krista Paquin
Former Deputy Associate Administrator – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

John Porcari
Former Deputy Secretary – Department of Transportation

Gale Rossides
Former Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer – Transportation Security Administration

Margaret Weichert
Former Deputy Director – Office of Management and Budget

COSs

Bruce Andrews
Former Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff – Department of Commerce

Claire Buchan Parker
Former Chief of Staff – Department of Commerce

Mike French
Former Chief of Staff – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

John Phelps
Former Chief of Staff – General Services Administration

Rexon Ryu
Former Chief of Staff – Department of Defense

Jeremy Bash
Former Chief of Staff – Central Intelligence Agency & Department of Defense

Joan DeBoer
Former Chief of Staff – Department of Transportation

Gwen Keyes Fleming
Former Chief of Staff – Environmental Protection Agency

Pamela Powers
Former Chief of Staff – Department of Veterans Affairs

Emma Vadehra
Former Chief of Staff – Department of Education 

SAGE Emeriti

The Partnership has appreciated the support of many exceptional former political and career executives from across government who have dedicated their time and expertise as a member of our SAGE community. We thank each of them for their contributions, which have been instrumental in helping us achieve our impact.

Tony Cicco
Formerly with the Government Accountability Office

Mary Ellen Beach 
Formerly with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Michael Dominguez
Formerly with the Department of Defense

Ronald Flom
Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Housing & Urban Development

Pat Healy
Formerly with the Department of Agriculture

Kathleen Hirning
Formerly with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Lee Holcomb
Formerly with the Department of Homeland Security

Marvin Langston
Formerly with the Department of Defense

Norm Lorentz
Formerly with the Office of Management and Budget

Dan Matthews
Formerly with the Department of Transportation

Bob Hale
Formerly with the Department of Defense

Frank Baitman
Formerly with the Department of Health and Human Services

James Taylor
Formerly with the Department of Labor

John Sindelar
Formerly with the General Services Administration

Richard Ginman
Formerly with the Department of Defense

W. Todd Grams
Formerly with the Internal Revenue Service

Nani Coloretti
Formerly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development

George Molaski
Formerly with the Department of Transportation

Kimberly Nelson
Formerly with the Environmental Protection Agency

Charlie Williams
Formerly with the Department of Defense

Sonny Hashmi
Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

David Cohen
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Michael Donley
Director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense

Gina Grosso
Assistant Secretary, Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs

Laurel Blatchford
Former Chief of Staff, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ventris Gibson
Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint, Department of the Treasury

Jeff Steinhoff
Formerly with the Government Accountability Office

Hal Steinberg
Formerly with the Office of Management and Budget

Joseph Kull
Formerly with the Office of Management and Budget

Vance Hitch
Formerly with the Department of Justice

Alan Wade
Formerly with the Central Intelligence Agency

SAGE Roadmaps

The SAGE network has produced roadmap reports designed to support federal leaders serving in and collaborating with federal CAO, CFO, CHCO and CIO roles. The reports outline the strategic and operational responsibilities for these positions, the challenges they need to address, the resources that are available to help and stakeholders who can provide support. 

The Partnership for Public Service and ASI developed a roadmap that serves as an introduction to the roles and challenges of Federal Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs).

This resource provides federal chief financial officers with a high-level overview of the evolution of federal financial management, a detailed explanation of required duties and an outline of evolving duties based on emerging trends in the industry.

The Partnership for Public Service and Federal Management Partners, Inc., developed a roadmap highlighting the important role of Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs).

Developed as part of the Strategic Advisors to Government Executive (SAGE) program, this resource provides federal Chief Information Officers (CIOs) with a high-level overview of the president’s vision for technology, required responsibilities of a CIO as well as major deadlines that must be met.

Transforming Government to a Post COVID-19 World

This call to action from a group of CIO SAGEs identifies actions that government CIOs and senior executives should embrace to provide improved government operations and services in a post COVID-19 world.

Download

Staff

Regina Parra
Associate Manager
Tina Sung
Vice President, Federal Executive Networks