2020 Speaker Biographies

Mr. Michael Conlin

Chief Data Officer, Department of Defense

 

Michael Conlin, as the Chief Data Officer, DoD is responsible for DoD-wide management, analytics, and governance of data, to meet the needs of DoD leaders for timely, reliable answers to critical business questions in support of the National Defense Strategy.

 

As the Director of the OUDS, OCMO Data Insights Directorate, Mr. Conlin is driving the development of a Shared Service that enhances speed to insight by applying advanced analytics, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.

 

Mr. Conlin is a career technologist, with 20+ years of professional experience on five continents.  He has served organizations in numerous industries, business domains, technical domains, and government functions.  Mr. Conlin helps C-level Executives refine their IT Strategies for Reform, business innovation and digital transformation.

 

Mr. Conlin has served high-tech firms and technology organizations in a range of roles from executive to individual performer.  A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and participated in numerous start-ups.

 

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Conlin graduated with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science

Ms. Debra S. Del Mar

ASMC NCR PDI Chair

 

Debra S. Del Mar is a leader in commercial and government business reform/transformation. Her knowledge and experience in management consulting, system modernization, and business transformation distinguishes her as an industry thought-leader.  As a highly-regarded business executive, her relationships are expansive and collaborative – across government and private sectors – enabling her to be an effective and passionate advocate for Federal business reform, standardization, and simplification.

 

Ms. Del Mar is the current American Society of Military Comptroller’s (ASMC) National Corporate Advisory Group Chair, as well as the ASMC Washington Chapter Corporate Vice President.  She has chaired the ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute (PDI) since 2006. She possesses a strong public service commitment, evident by her work to align contractor objectives and practices with public interests.  She actively consults with key government executives and is a regular speaker and author on strategic business imperatives.

 

As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Vanguard Advisors, LLC – a woman-owned small business based in Northern Virginia – Ms. Del Mar drove innovation and strategy among an elite group of industry firms who support Federal agencies’ objectives of improving mission effectiveness, technology advances, and operational/audit readiness.  In this capacity, she helped her clients to help agencies address complex business transformation challenges with proven approaches/solutions to enhance transparency, accountability and ensure business outcomes.

 

Ms. Del Mar had the honor and privilege to be selected, and complete a detail, as the inaugural Industry Executive in the DoD CIO’s Information Technology Exchange Program (ITEP).  She was assigned to OSD Comptroller’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) organization in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., providing expertise and recommendations regarding systems initiatives that impact the enterprise financial management processes, with particular emphasis on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.  In this capacity, she offered an “industry lens,” providing insights to accelerate the implementation and optimization of standard business systems and remove impediments to outcomes.

 

Ms. Del Mar holds an MBA in Science & Technology Innovation from George Washington University and a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary.

Mr. Mark E. Easton, CDFM-A

Deputy Chief Financial Officer,

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

 

Mark E. Easton has served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO), in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) since May 2009.  He is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, as well as to Defense senior leaders, on all issues involving the amended Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms.  Mr. Easton is responsible for creating a financial framework inclusive of policy, systems, audit, reporting, and CFO data transformation, compliant with government accounting and auditing standards, federal regulations and laws, and best business practices.

 

Prior to becoming the DCFO, Mr. Easton was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Director for Financial Operations. Earlier, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2003, initially serving as Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Cleveland, and the Senior Navy Client Executive for DFAS.  A retired Navy captain, he is the recipient of various personal awards, including the Presidential Rank Award (Distinguished and Meritorious), and the DoD Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service.

Mrs. Leslie J. Ferguson, CDFM

Assistant Deputy Commandant of Information Resource Management HQMC, USMC

 

Leslie J. Ferguson currently serves as the principal financial advisor to the Deputy Commandant for Information responsible for USMC Information Warfare programs and resources, to include Intelligence, Cyber, C4, and Information Operations capabilities.  She is responsible for planning and directing the programming, budgeting and execution of resources necessary to support the USMC warfighter mission in the Information Environment.

 

Prior to assuming her current position, Mrs. Ferguson was the Deputy Assistant Director of Intelligence for Resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing all resource matters within the Military Intelligence Program and National Intelligence Program as they relate to the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISRE).

 

Mrs. Ferguson was the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Director of Financial Management and Deputy Comptroller.  In this capacity, she was responsible for the command’s financial management and comptroller activities in support of Marine Corps acquisition programs.  Other positions held at MCSC included Intelligence Programs Financial Lead (2009- 2011) and Deputy Director of Business and Financial Management for the Joint Program Executive Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program (2007-2009).

 

Mrs. Ferguson came to the Marine Corps from the Navy Systems Management Activity (NSMA), where she was the Director of Budget and Accounting.  Her responsibilities included the management of all aspects of the planning, programming, budgeting and execution for NSMA program activities and oversight of comptroller accounting functions.

 

Mrs. Ferguson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Finance from Montclair State University and an Executive MBA from the Naval Post Graduate School.  She is a certified Level III Acquisition Professional in Business, Financial Management, a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and has 20 years of civilian service.  Mrs. Ferguson’s honors and awards include a Secretary of Defense Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2010), Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2009 and 2014), Secretary of Defense David Packard Program Management Award (2008) and an ASN (FM&C) Financial Management Excellence Award (2008).

Mr. Douglas A. Glenn

Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller

 

Mr. Glenn is currently the Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer (ADCFO) within the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD (C)).  Formerly, he served as the DCFO at the Department of the Interior (DOI); Finance Director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and DCFO for Financial Policy and Operations at the General Services Administration (GSA).

 

While at DOI, Mr. Glenn removed a recurrence of significant deficiencies and material weaknesses and achieved the second-best audit and internal control reports of all CFO Act agencies.

 

Mr. Glenn’s other achievements include presenting to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) on the future of financial reporting and achieving a green rating at GSA for the President’s Management Agenda for financial  performance.  He has spent his career raising awareness of the value the Government financial industry provides.

 

Mr. Glenn is a former Certified Public Accountant and a former Certified Management Accountant.  He has co-authored procedures listed in Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 07-04, Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements and portions of the A-123 Implementation Guide.

 

In addition, Mr. Glenn co-chaired A-136 committees from 2008 to 2010, served as President of the Washington D.C. Association of Government Accountants (AGA) chapter, and served as National

AGA president.

 

A native of San Diego, CA, Mr. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Honorable Thomas W. Harker

Assistant Secretary of the Navy,

Financial Management and Comptroller

 

The Honorable Thomas W. Harker was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) on January 2, 2018.

A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Harker’s career was marked by operational success including multi-ton drug seizures on the high seas.  Ashore, he was assigned positions of increasing responsibility in budget, acquisition, internal controls, audit readiness and financial reporting.  Mr. Harker’s leadership of the Coast Guard audit readiness and internal control program contributed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) moving from 10 successive disclaimers to a clean audit opinion.  Prior to leaving active duty, he served at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where he led the Campaign to Cut Waste, updated OMB Circular A-136 and drafted government-wide financial policy.

Subsequently, Mr. Harker served as an auditor and consultant at a large public accounting firm, auditing Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Act agencies (including the first audit of the United States Marine Corps).  He also assisted the Joint Staff with developing and implementing an audit readiness plan, and improved Coast Guard’s accountability for property as a consultant.

Upon his return to government, Mr. Harker led the Coast Guard financial reporting, policy, property management and audit readiness efforts.  His efforts enabled the DHS to obtain consecutive clean audit opinions.

Mr. Harker was appointed to the Senior Executive Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Policy. While in this position, he served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management at the VA and as the Acting Deputy CFO for Accounting and Financial Management at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Harker graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1990 and received an MBA from the University of Miami in 2000.  

Ms. Mobola A. Kadiri, CDFM

Director, Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation,

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

 

Mobola A. Kadiri has been supporting OUSD(C) FIAR since May of 2012. In this capacity, she is responsible for executing the Department-wide audit remediation strategy and providing audit guidance to the Military Departments, Other Defense Organizations, and Defense activities.  She leads changes to impact programs, people, technology and processes that drive efficiency and strengthen internal controls across the organization in support of the Department’s audit and audit remediation goals.

 

Prior to her appointment to the Senior Executive Service as FIAR Director, Ms. Kadiri supported OUSD(C) as the Assistant Director for the FIAR Directorate and as an accountant supporting the Fourth Estate audit readiness and internal control efforts.  Before joining OUSD(C) FIAR, she served as a Program Manager for pay and disbursing operations and worked on the financial analysis of the Working Capital Fund financial statement for the Department of the

Navy.

 

Ms. Kadiri’s Federal experience extends beyond the DoD.  She worked with the Department of Treasury as an accountant, where she was responsible for reconciling Treasury warrants to appropriation law and reconciling the fund balance with Treasury for the Federal Government.  In this role, she acted as a liaison to other Federal agencies and assisted with resolving quarterly variances identified during the Fund Balance with Treasury reconciliation process.

 

Ms. Kadiri has also supported the Federal government as an auditor and a consultant with both Deloitte & Touché, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.  As a project manager with Deloitte & Touché, she served as a leader within the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice.  In this role, Ms. Kadiri led numerous project teams and assisted organizations in attaining their goals strategically in the areas of financial management, audit readiness, budget execution, performance improvement, business process reengineering, and financial transformation by developing and implementing feasible solutions.  While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was part of the audit team performing Federal financial statement and compliance audits of large Federal entities.

 

Ms. Kadiri is a Certified Defense Financial Manager and holds a DoD Financial Management Certification, Level III.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. 

Mr. Michael Leist

Director, Strategy, Policy and Requirements,

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

 

Michael Leist, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Director, Strategy, Policy and Requirements. In this role, Mr. Leist is responsible for several key and essential missions within DFAS.  He delivers Financial Management Policy for the Department of Defense (DoD); leads the planning and execution of the DFAS Strategy, Internal Controls, and Enterprise Risk Management; and provides business management support to the DFAS Directors.  In addition, Mr. Leist provides strategy and support through Agency-level budgeting, financial management, purchasing and performance monitoring support.

 

Mr. Leist joined DFAS in 1992 and entered the Senior Executive Service in January 2016.  He has served in a variety of leadership positions.  Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Director, Enterprise Management Services, from 2016 to 2019, where he also served as the DFAS Component Acquisition Executive.  Other previous assignments include: Chief of Staff for the Deputy Director, Operations, the Director, Integrated Services Office and the Agency’s Transformation Initiatives Program Manager.

 

Mr. Leist earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University Federal Executive Institute and holds a DoD Financial Management Certification, Level III.

Mr. Gregory B. Little

Director, Chief Financial Officer Data Transformation Office, Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer,

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

 

Gregory B. Little serves as the Director of the Chief Financial Officer Data Transformation Office (CDTO) for the Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (ODCFO), in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)), which he joined in 2015.  He is responsible for the Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Management Data Strategy and deploying a big-data repository to transform the use of DoD business data into decisions and actions.

 

Mr. Little was the team lead for the Business Integration Office within the ODCFO prior to his promotion to the Senior Executive Service.  In that position, he successfully led development of the DoD Financial Management Functional Strategy, defined the first DoD Financial Management data analytics vision and strategy for the DoD, and led a team of subject matter experts and technologists to develop the Notice of Findings and Recommendations database to support the DoD’s audit remediation strategy.

 

Before joining the OUSD(C), Mr. Little served five years as the solution architect for the Defense Agencies Initiative (an Oracle enterprise resource planning system).  In this position, he was responsible for implementing a single standard financial management system for the Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities. Mr. Little successfully led the largest Oracle ERP Release 12 Technical Upgrade in North America.  

 

Mr. Little is a graduate of Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and studied abroad at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Ms. Anne J. McAndrew

Deputy Comptroller, Program and Budget,

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

 

Ms. Anne J. McAndrew assumed the responsibilities of the Deputy Comptroller for Program/Budget in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller (OUSD(C)) in early April 2018.  As the most senior career financial manager in the Department, she is responsible for budget policy, budget formulation, congressional budget justification, funds allocation and cost control, program execution, and evaluation of the entire Defense budget – both base and Overseas Contingency Operations totaling almost $700 billion.

Prior to this position, Ms. McAndrew was the Director of the Military Personnel and Construction Directorate within the OUSD(C).  In this capacity, she was responsible for all fiscal matters (totaling about one-third of DoD’s resources) regarding the Department’s military pay and benefits, physical infrastructure on military installations, and global basing matters (realignment of Marines to Guam, Base Realignment and Closure, overseas posture, etc.).  Ms. McAndrew led multiple major DoD efforts, such as “growing the ground forces” and military compensation reforms.

 

For about a year prior to this position, Ms. McAndrew also served as the Associate Director for Personnel and Health Care and was responsible for all financial matters regarding the pay and benefits for all military and DoD civilians, as well as operation and maintenance programs for the Reserve Components.  Prior to 2004, while assigned to the OUSD(C), she also oversaw a number of major military readiness and administrative programs, including ground operating tempo, flying hours, equipment maintenance, etc.

 

Ms. McAndrew has over 30 years of experience in resource management and analysis with hands-on experience at all levels of the Department of Defense - field activity, major command, Service headquarters’ staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Before coming to OUSD(C), she served in various other financial management areas in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller), Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Training Systems Center, and Naval Training Center.

Ms. McAndrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree, received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award, and several other awards, to include multiple Exceptional Civilian Service Awards.  She was also the first DoD Fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Women’s Global Leadership Program Fellowship.

Mr. Jonathan D. Moak

Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army,

Financial Management and Comptroller

 

Jonathan D. Moak was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) and became the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) on October 28, 2019.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Moak served as a defense consultant in the Government and Public Sector practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. 

 

Mr. Moak has significant military, federal civil service, and consulting experience leading business transformation programs that drive enterprise impact through the finance function by focusing on the intersection of mission, business operations, data, and technology.  He has served on active duty at the National Guard Bureau, as a Department of the Army Civilian in the Business Administration Directorate of the US Army Information Technology Agency, and in the private sector.  Additionally, Mr. Moak has served in the

Army National Guard since 2005 and is a Distinguished Military Graduate.  He is an Infantry Officer currently serving in the District of Columbia Army National Guard with multiple activations in support of state and federal active duty, and most recently in 2015 with a mobilization and deployment to the Middle East in support of Operational Enduring Freedom – Spartan Shield. 

 

Mr. Moak earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Business Administration at Norwich University, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics from the University of Virginia.

Lieutenant General Lori Reynolds

Deputy Commandant for Information Headquarters,

United States Marine Corps

 

LtGen Lori Reynolds was commissioned in May 1986 upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy and assigned as a Communications Officer.  As a Company grade officer, she served in various billets at 1st Marine Division Communications Company, Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 in Okinawa, Marine Corps Systems Command, and 9th Communication Battalion, I MEF.  As a Field Grade officer, she was selected to command Recruiting Station Harrisburg PA and then served as an Action Officer and Division Head at HQMC C4.  LtGen Reynolds was selected to command 9th Communication Battalion in 2003 and deployed with the battalion to Fallujah, Iraq in support of I MEF during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  She was subsequently assigned to the Joint Staff J6 in Washington D.C. where she was an Action Officer and Division Head.  LtGen Reynolds assumed command of 1 MEF Headquarters Group in 2009 and deployed the Group to Helmand Province Afghanistan in support of I MEF and RC Southwest during Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

As a General Officer, LtGen Reynolds commanded Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region, was the Principal Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense South and Southeast Asia in OSD Policy, and commanded Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.

 

LtGen Reynolds’ professional military education includes The Basic School, the Basic Communication Officer’s Course, Command and Control Systems Course, the Naval War College and the Army War College.  She has earned master’s degrees from both the Naval War College and the Army War College.

 

LtGen Reynolds’ personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with gold star), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with gold star).

Ms. Jane Roberts

Enterprise Risk Management Lead,

Office of the Chief Management Officer, USN

 

Jane Roberts is currently leading strategic development and implementation planning of enterprise risk management for the Department of the Navy, including the co-development of an integrated risk management framework and strategy for A-123.  Prior to her current position, she was the Head of Enterprise Strategy & Initiatives in the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management focused on improving business operations, management, and performance across the Department.

 

Ms. Roberts also served as co-lead in partnership with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Systems and Policy systems directorate for an informal analysis of alternatives and developed an initial strategic IT modernization framework for the business systems that support audit.

 

In 2015, Ms. Roberts served as the SECNAV Task Lead for launching the Naval Innovation Network (NIN) to support 800,000+ Sailors, Marines, and civilians across the Department of Navy where she also championed the adoption of innovative new business, acquisition, technology, and management models — artificial intelligence, machine learning, data savvy workforce, agile development, learning organizations.

 

Ms. Roberts currently serves as an awards judge for National ASMC and as the Navy Vice President for the Washington Chapter of ASMC. She is a member of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Master’s in Public Administration from American University.  

Mr. Fred A. (Al) Runnels, CDFM, CGFM

Executive Director

American Society of Military Comptrollers

 

Fred A. Runnels assumed his duties as Executive Director of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) on October 1, 2012.  He has over 35 years of service to the United States Government in assignments as an officer in the US Army and as a civilian employee in the Department of Defense and the Department of the Treasury, having served for approximately 10 years at the Senior Executive Service level.

 

Within Treasury, Mr. Runnels served for three years as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO), providing policy advice to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management/CFO on Department-wide financial management matters.  He led the Department in maintaining a clean audit opinion of its annual financial statements, which included reporting of approximately $15 trillion of assets and $650 billion in costs, including significant and unique financial transactions associated with Treasury implementation of the Housing and Economic Reform Act of 2008 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2009.

 

A 1974 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mr. Runnels also received an MBA from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Resources Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  He also holds certificates as both a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Glenda H. Scheiner, DFMCP3, CDFM-A

Director, Human Capital & Resource Management,

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller

 

Glenda H. Scheiner, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Human Capital & Resource Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)).  In this capacity, she serves as OSD Functional Community Manager for 55,000 civilians/military in DoD Financial Management (FM).  Ms. Scheiner is responsible for DoD FM Strategic Workforce Plan and numerous workforce development programs including the DoD FM Certification Program.  She serves as Senior Administrative Official for OUSD(C) with oversight of OUSD(C) management and administrative functions including resource management, contracts, facilities, personnel, correspondence, and records management.

 

Ms. Scheiner served for almost 25 years with the Air Force (AF), including as Deputy Director of FM, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where she had fiscal oversight of more than 35% of the Air Force’s appropriated budget including research, development, test, acquisition, and sustainment with an annual budget of $60B.  Previously, Ms. Scheiner was Deputy Director, Budget Operations & Personnel, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C., responsible for budget formulation/execution of $75B annually in AF Operation & Maintenance and Military Personnel funds.

 

Ms. Scheiner began her career in 1987 at Robins AFB, Georgia, through the Outstanding Scholar's program at HQ AF Reserve Command.  She has held diverse FM positions at the Group, Center, Major Command, Headquarters Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels in Financial Management and Comptroller.  She assumed her current position in July 2012.

 

Ms. Scheiner has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University.  She is a Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), earning a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy in 2009.  She is certified in the DoD FM at Level 3, has DAWIA Certification in Business-FM at Level 2, and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty.  Additionally, she is a graduate of the DoD APEX Senior Executive program and the Leadership Enhancement Program at the Center for Creative Leadership.  Ms. Scheiner holds numerous awards, including the Presidential Rank Award Meritorious Executive, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, the AF Exceptional, Meritorious & Exemplary Civilian Service Awards, the AF Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management & Comptroller (Civilian) Award, and the ICAF Commandant’s Award for Excellence in Research/Writing (Acquisition).  She also has authored 14 professional journal articles.

 

Professor Leif Ulstrop Adjuct Professor

Kogod School of Business, American University

 

Leif Ulstrup is an experienced senior executive with a proven track record adapting emerging technology and management innovations to achieve significant business and mission results.  His experience spans from general management of very large enterprises to consulting to senior executives faced with critical business and mission transformation challenges.  Professor Ulstrup’s management experience includes founder of Primehook Technology, VP and General Manager at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), partner at Deloitte Consulting, VP at Touchstone Consulting, and VP and GM at American Management Systems (AMS).  The scope and scale of Professor Ulstrup’s experience ranges from the launch of a new line of business for cloud computing to general management of a 4500 person, $1.5B/year business unit.  He started his career as a computational physicist and systems engineer at TRW.

 

Professor Ulstrup is an executive-in-residence at American University’s Kogod School of Business where he teaches MBA students how to leverage information and Information Technology (IT) to gain strategic advantage and capitalize on opportunities for profitable customer growth.  He also serves on the Kogod IT Executive Council and is a former co-chair.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineering Systems Division alumni advisory board. 

 

Professor Ulstrup’s current efforts are focused on business strategy, lean thinking, data science, open source, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and the internet-of-things (IoT) applied to the needs of the public sector and healthcare.  His strategic thinking, management experience, and leadership ability enable him to attract and energize top talent and empower them to achieve their goals.

 

Professor Ulstrup is a graduate of MIT and The General Manager Program (TGMP), Harvard Business School (HBS).

 

Mr. Dave Weinberg

Owner, DaveSpeak

 

Dave Weinberg is the owner and sole proprietor of DaveSpeak and was named Employee of the Year for 2008. Mr. Weinberg (Colonel, USAF (Retired) was formerly the Comptroller, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He was responsible for providing the $8 billion financial resources required to recruit and assess Air Force personnel and provide them military, technical, and flight training to replenish Air Force combat capability.

A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Mr. Weinberg served as the A-8, Director, supporting the warfighters and responsible for the $1.5 billion spent throughout the 38 sites within the area of responsibility. He has a BS in Accounting from Clemson University, SC and an MA in Public Administration from Troy State University, AL.  Mr. Weinberg’s comptroller assignments include nine years in finance, ten years in budgeting, five years as a commander, and five years as a comptroller at all levels of staff.  He is an active member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, having served as past president to four separate chapters and has a CDFM.

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