A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson
An association that represents the government services sectorÂ has previewed an impending leadershipÂ transition in the same year that the defense industry’s main trade group also announced its own change at the top.
Stan Soloway, who has led the Professional Services Council for 15 years as its president and CEO, said this week he plans to step down from both roles and will stay in them as the group works to identify and appoint his successor.
Soloway’s tenure at the PSC has included milestones such as the group’s acquisition ofÂ the TechAmerica Foundation that closed in February and merger withÂ the Contract Services Association of America in 2008 to create what PSC calls “aÂ single, unified voice representing the full range and diversity of the government services sector.”
PSC was founded in 1972 and represents more than 370 small-, Â medium- and large-sized contractors with regard to legislative and regulatory issues.
Anne Altman, general manager of IBM’s federal businessÂ and a member of the PSCâs executive committee, will lead the association’s search panel that will work to identify the group’s next CEO.
GovCon sector observers learnedÂ of PSC’s leadership change nearly three months after theÂ Aerospace Industries Association — which represents defense contractors — appointed former Exelis CEO David Melcher toÂ serve as the group’s next chief executive.
Melcher led Exelis through its 2011 initial public offeringÂ after the spinoff from ITT Corp. and sale to Harris Corp. for almost $5 billion that closed in May.
Now is the time to reserve your seat at the Potomac Officers Clubâs next âCIO Speaker Seriesâ event Sept. 24, which will feature the GSAâs Chris Hamm as the keynote and be followed by a panel discussion to include questions from attendees.
Hamm leads the agencyâs Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, which provides U.S. agencies acquisition support for information technology systems and services, plus professional services.
Additionally, we are looking forward to the POCâs 2015 Cybersecurity Summit onÂ Oct. 15 with Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, lined up as the headline speaker.
Click here to sign up for these events and view POCâs full calendar.
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