Annual Conference Agenda

We look forward to seeing you at the Greenbrier Resort! View the full agenda below.

Sunday, April 22

Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun day on the links and meet new fellow PSC members at the Sunday golf tournament, which will take place at the Old White Golf Course.
  Sporting Clays Class
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
A great way to meet fellow attendees! Located atop Kate's Mountain, the sporting clays course was designed by Justin Jones and John Higgins of the British School of Shooting and challenges shooters of all skill levels. 
  Wine Tasting in the Crystal Room
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 
3 p.m.
A Greenbrier sommelier will delight guests with the basics and nuances of various wines, regions and grape varietals. A great way to spend a spring afternoon.


Bowling Tournament
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our first ever bowling competition! It'll be a great way to get to know fellow attendees. Space is limited and sponsors are needed for this event! Contact Jean Tarascio to find out more.
  Opening Reception and Dinner
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.| Colonial Hall
Our formal Annual Conference kickoff! Join all attendees at the Greenbrier's elaborate Colonial Hall for drinks, dinner and conversation.

Sunday Social, Casino Night
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 9 p.m.
Mingle with attendees and make new connections at the Greenbrier Casino! Not a gambler? No problem! We'll have practice tables set up so you can learn tips and tricks for blackjack, craps and more!


Monday, April 23

Networking Breakfast
7:15 a.m.| Colonial Hall
Opening and Keynote Address
8:20 a.m.| Colonial Hall
James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (invited)
  PSC President's Message
9:15 a.m.| 
Colonial Hall
David Berteau, President and CEO, Professional Services Council

Security Clearances Panel
9:30 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall
Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bill Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center 
  • Joe Mahaley, Assistant Administrator (AA) for Protective Services, NASA
  • Charlie Phalen, Director, National Background Investigations Bureau 
  • Garry Reid, Director for Defense Intelligence (Intelligence and Security), U.S. Department of Defense
  Networking Break
10:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall

Envisioning the Future Through Science & Technology
10:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall

  • Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director of Science & Technology, CIA
  Networking Break
11:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Luncheon Keynote Address
12:20 a.m. | Colonial Hall
   Networking Break
1:10 p.m. | Colonial Hall

Workforce and Culture Session
1:30 p.m. | Colonial Hall 

  • Harry Paul, Author & Speaker

Breakout Sessions
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Locations to be announced

  • ESOP: Creating and Maintaining an Ownership Culture

    This breakout section will focus on the essentials of ESOP structure and operations that create and maintain an ownership culture. Moderated by an experienced govcon ESOP advisor, a panel of four govcon executives will relate their experiences in building and maintaining an ownership culture in an ESOP company. 

    • Moderator: Ron Gilbert, President, ESOP Services 
    • Susi Mudge, President & CEO, Chemonics 
    • Peter Smith, President & CEO, American Systems 
    • Joe Martore, President, Calibre Systems Inc.
    • Carey Smith, President, Parsons Business Unit
  • Strategic Workforce Alignment – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage
    Most organizations recognize they must clearly understand the business they are in and their strategy for succeeding in that  business. But unfortunately, many don’t take the next step of diligently aligning all elements of their organization to their  business strategy and changing organizational behavior to reinforce that strategy. This workshop will demonstrate the critical importance of aligning organizations and behaviors and provide an overview of the methodologies for doing so.
    • Kerry Barnhart, former Executive Director, Strategic Transformation, Aetna 
  • Exchange Program From Government to Industry
    • Adam Gunter, Naval Officer I Supply Chain Military Executive Fellow at The Home Depot
  Bunker Tour
4:30 p.m. | Greenbrier Bunker
  Networking Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. | JJ’s Sports Bar
  Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. | Colonial Terrace
  Chairman’s Banquet
7:30 p.m. | Colonial Hall
  Casino After Hours
9 p.m. | Greenbrier Casino


Tuesday, April 24

Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall

Using M&A to Succeed in Today's Market
8:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall

Discover how current trends are affecting your M&A strategy and identify what can be gained through M&A compared
to other opportunities for growth in our industry. 

  • Moderator: Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co. 
  • Greg Baroni, Chairman & CEO, Attain LLC
  • Gail Bassin, CO-CEO, JBS International 
  • Peter Clyne, Sr. VP, Corporate Development, Leidos
  • Nick Veasey, Principal, Director of M&A, BAH 

Coming Attractions in Acquisition
9:50 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall

This session will explore how PSC companies can best adapt to the changing buying patterns of government and what it
will take to succeed in the evolving market dynamics. 

  • Dr. Alexis Lasselle Ross, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Strategy and Acquisition Reform)
  • Bill McNally, Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement (invited)
  • Dave Powner, Director of IT Management Issues, GAO (confirmed)


Closing Keynote Address
10:50 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall
Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, DoD (invited)
  Closing Remarks and Adjournment
11:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall