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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Drabkin, Chairman of Section 809 Panel, His First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson (L) and David Drabkin (R)

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Drabkin, chairman of the Section 809 Panel, with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday.

Executive Mosaic recognizes Drabkin for his role in the realignment of the Department of Defense’s acquisition process in 2018. We are ecstatic to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Drabkin.

Drabkin became the chairman of the Section 809 Panel in March 2018. He also has served as the administrator of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations and the principal of Drabkin and Associates since April 2016.

Prior to his current position, Drabkin served Northrop Grumman for six years as the corporate director of contracts between July 2013 and March 2016 and as the director of acquisition policy from March 2010 to Aug. 2013.

He also served as senior procurement executive for the General Services Administration for ten years and the deputy program manager of Pentagon Renovation for the Department of Defense for two years. Drabkin has held senior leadership positions with USD (AT&L), the Defense Logistics Agency, the VA Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and various leadership roles with the U.S. Army.

Drabkin earned a bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College and a JD, Law degree from Samford University – Cumberland School of Law.

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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