Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Jon Spaner, Public Sector Practice for McKinsey & Company, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the DHS Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program.
Spaner has served in his role with McKinsey & Co. since Feb. 2016. He’s focusing on managing issues around transportation, border security, innovation, strategy and international development across Federal Civilian departments and agencies.
Prior to his tenure with McKinsey & Co., Spaner served as the sector commander for the U.S. Coast Guard Sector in San Diego between July 2014 and March 2016 and as the director of Emerging Policy from June 2012 to Feb. 2016. He’s also held several senior leadership positions for the USCG throughout his career since 1994.
In addition, Spaner has served as an MIT Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a strategic policy advisor to the commander for the U.S. Central Command, the director for Port and Cargo Security for the White House Homeland Security Council Staff and a range of other roles across the federal government.
Spaner graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1993. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Management from Purdue University Krannert School of Management in 1999.
With the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spaner earned an MBA in International Economics and a second MBA in Finance, Economics and Strategy while also serving on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council in 2012.