December Monthly Speaker Series

Friday, December 14, 2012
18th Annual Federal Contractor Survey: Navigating the Government Landscape
Presenters: 
Vice Admiral Lewis Crenshaw, Jr. (Retired), Principal, Grant Thornton, LLP
Mary Davie, Acting Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
Vice Admiral W. Mark Skinner, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition)
Moderator: Amy Morris, WNEW

Location and Date:

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington, DC
1001 14th Street NW (14th & K)
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-682-0111
Metro: Metro Center (Red Line); McPherson Square (Blue and Orange Lines)
(map and driving directions)

Costs

Government Attendees
  • Government Subscribers - included in subscription; log in to register and reserve your seat
  • Government Member Pre-Registered (before 12/13, 12pm) - $20
  • Government Non-member Pre-Registered (before 12/13, 12pm) - $25
  • Government Member Walk-in - $30
  • Government Non-member Walk-in - $35
Industry Attendees
  • Sustaining Partner Member Pre-Registered (before 12/13, 12pm) - $70
  • Industry Non-member Pre-Registered (before 12/13, 12pm) - $90
  • Sustaining Partner Member Walk-in - $80
  • Industry Non-member Walk-in - $100


SPEAKERS

Lou Crenshaw Vice Admiral Lewis Crenshaw, Jr. (Retired)

Principal, Grant Thornton, LLP

Vice Admiral Crenshaw is a Principal with Grant Thornton LLP and the National Practice Leader in the Aerospace and Defense Industry with over 30 years of proven executive success in a broad range of leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in reorganization and realignment of large organizations with emphasis on financial issues and cross-functional alignment.

Mary Davie Mary Davie

Acting Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA

Ms. Davie was appointed acting commissioner for the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, effective July 30, 2012. In this capacity, she sets strategic direction and oversees the delivery of more than $50 billion of products, services and solutions designed to save taxpayer dollars while helping agencies more efficiently achieve their missions.

Ms. Davie has served as the assistant commissioner for FAS’ Office of Integrated Technology Services, the largest fee-for-service IT procurement and services operation in the U.S. government. There, she led a highly skilled workforce that manages more than 7,000 contracts providing IT and telecommunications products, services and solutions critical to defense and civilian agencies’ success.

W.Mark Skinner Vice Admiral W. Mark Skinner

Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition)

Vice Adm. Skinner is currently serving as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition). He assumed his duties August 9, 2010.

As a flag officer, he was the program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs and commanded Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, and served as assistant commander, Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command. Skinner held both operational and shore commands to include commanding officer Patrol Squadron FORTY SEVEN; chief Test Pilot and commanding officer of Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron, and program manager for a Chief of Naval Operations Special Project.

Amy Morris Amy Morris

Anchor, WNEW

Ms. Morris has anchored morning drive for Federal News Radio in Washington, DC since 2005. Prior to that, she was a general assignment reporter for WTOP Radio where she covered major stories such as the custody battle over Elian Gonzales, the search for missing intern Chandra Levy and the attacks on September 11th.

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