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Mark Howard, Global Lead, Public Administration & Regulatory Segment
(303) 517-9534
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

CA Technologies

Beth Dendis, Marketing Director
(609) 583-9032

In a world where government services are being rewritten by software, CA Technologies creates solutions that fuel successful transformations for departments and agencies. From planning to development to management to security, our software helps governments change how they interact with citizens—from the data center to the mobile device. Customers work with us to develop applications and experiences that excite, engage and create resource-saving opportunities. Effectively deploy, monitor and secure their applications and infrastructure. And power innovation by understanding, planning, managing and controlling infrastructure to ensure the best possible outcomes. Partner with CA to thrive in the application economy. Learn more at


Debra Dowden-Crockett, Senior Development and Solutions Manager
(757) 887-1200

Centennial is a preferred provider of performance-based contracting and design-build services across the nation to federal, public and private owners. Centennial’s services support facilities and campuses in the Healthcare, Education, and Government sectors.  Its sophisticated processes allow for management of multiple projects focused on renovation, sustainability and efficiency initiatives as well as infrastructure upgrades.


John Manta, Vice President Consulting 
(303) 215-3598

As a full-service systems integrator and managed services provider with 68,000 professionals worldwide, CGI delivers complex public sector IT programs with a collaborative approach that is based on shared values with our clients. We provide creative IT solutions that drive government efficiency and cost containment—including our built-for-government ERP, tax, and health and human service offerings. For more information visit

Civic Initiatives

Civic Initiatives

Dustin Lanier, Principal
(512) 523-4834  
Civic Initiatives is management consulting firm focused on procurement transformation and contract administration issues. Civic Initiatives has played significant roles in procurement transformation efforts in eight different states in the last 18 months. Principal consultant Dustin Lanier is a Certified Public Procurement Officer and a 10 year veteran of Texas state government.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Joe Roche, Director, State & Local Government
(404) 405-9193

Cornerstone for State & Local Government provides agencies with the resources they need to develop and deliver an effective talent strategy. With Cornerstone OnDemand, agencies can better achieve their missions and deliver more effective programs while improving organizational and employee performance. And with multi-generational workers blending together, there has never been a more important time for government agencies to get strategic about the workforce. For more information, visit

CPS HR Consulting

CPS HR Consulting

Jeff Hoye, Senior HR Practice Leader
(916) 471-3109

CPS HR Consulting is an innovative, client-centered human resources and management consulting firm. As a self-supporting public agency ourselves, we understand the unique needs of the public sector and have served as a trusted colleague to clients across North America for more than 25 years. Our systematic approach to human resource management ensures that the solutions, strategies and methodologies we implement improve your organization. This results in the optimal alignments of people, processes and culture, all oriented toward improving organizational performance. We offer expertise in the areas of organizational strategy, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and training and development.


Rebecca Murphy, Director of Business Development 
(980) 254-8908  

GovDeals, Inc., was founded in 1999 by former procurement professionals who innovated the online government surplus auction industry. To date, more than 10,000 government entities – including 27 state surplus operations – have shifted some or all of their auctions to GovDeals has numerous cooperative contracts to include NASPO ValuePoint (pka WSCA) and NJPA.  With 1.2 million completed auctions and over $1.4 billion in auction sales, GovDeals has the experience needed to serve State Agencies.

Government Sourcing Solutions

David Yarkin, President
(202) 244-1820 

Government Sourcing Solutions (GSS) is a procurement consulting company comprised of former state and local chief procurement officers. Now entering our tenth year in business, our team has helped 29 states across the country as well as some of the largest cities, counties and universities deliver millions of dollars of savings and improve the service they provide to their customers in the agencies. Unlike traditional consulting engagements, many of those led by GSS can be completed in weeks at no cost to the state. 


Ben Nichols, Vice President
(847) 535-1000

W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2015 sales exceeding $10 billion, is North America’s leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, with an expanding global presence. Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. Millions of businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for lighting, safety, motors, hand tools, janitorial supplies, fasteners and much more. Our customers include federal, state and local government agencies nationwide. Grainger's dedicated Government sales team consists of more than 400 experienced sales professionals who understand the unique challenges of our government customers. Grainger has been awarded many competitively bid and awarded federal, state, local and cooperative contracts to simplify and streamline government procurement. Our Distributor Alliance program is designed to help government agencies meet small and disadvantaged business goals while improving purchasing efficiencies. Grainger also offers a broad portfolio of e-commerce solutions to help automate and consolidate purchases - including our new mobile app. Grainger is committed to helping you reduce costs, increase worker productivity, operate sustainably and provide a safe workplace for your employees. Let us help you get the products you need, when you need them.


Kevin Wayer
(202) 719-5869

JLL’s robust Public Institutions team with 90+ dedicated real estate specialists has a successful track record delivering solutions to 200+ public sector entities. Government entities require a partner that understands the challenges and complexities you face. Many from our dedicated public institutions team are former government employees. We understand the long-term need to protect the public interests and taxpayer dollars, transparency requirements and political realities that you face. JLL can help government entities structure public private partnerships by sharing the risk and financial burden of necessary projects. JLL is a leader in proven integrated facilities management processes that lead to cost reduction, improved efficiency, and reduced risk. We implement best practices from the private sector to help you lower total facility costs without sacrificing service levels. 

JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operated in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. 

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Ray Zaso
(609) 206-2924

KPMG LLP is an Oracle Global Cloud Elite partner, offering Oracle Cloud-enabled state and local solutions in finance, EPM, business analytics, HCM, supply chain, security and controls for government entities. Our KPMG Powered Enterprise for Government, enabled by Oracle, provides the insight needed to translate strategy into action.


Jennifer Dowd, Senior Marketing Manager, Public Sector
(978) 947-2918

Kronos is the leader in workforce management solutions that enable public sector organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Over 2500 government customers use Kronos today for time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, and labor analytics. Kronos’ State government customers specifically benefit from a Kronos solution in many ways.

  • Create efficiencies by eliminating current paper processes used to track employee work and leave time 
  • Improve adherence to labor laws and union policies while having real-time visibility to dollars spent on discretionary overtime
  • Increase employee satisfaction by automating manual workforce processes and offering a self-service environment

Linea Solutions

Lon Tiggelaar, Principal Consultant
(605) 366-4398

Linea Solutions is an information technology management consultant firm delivering expertise to state and local employee benefits, health insurance, public retirement, and worker compensation agencies across the US and Canada. Linea, with no bias toward any individual technology or product, provides strategy, project management, and business analyst services. Our projects are typically centered around business and technology strategy, future system plans and Roadmaps, process analysis and design, requirements definition/RFP creation/procurement, and new technology implementation support (oversight project management, change management, user testing, organizational readiness, and system rollout support).

McKinsey & Company

April Dubois, Advisor Public Sector Practice
(202) 705-5330 

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

Morneau Shepell

Jim Kelly, Partner - US Public Sector
(770) 331-3989 

Morneau Shepell has been a leading North American provider of human resources consulting and administration services for nearly 50 years. We are proud to support over 350 clients and serve more than 2,600,000 benefit plan participants in the government market. Our flexible and innovative retirement, health, and benefits administration solutions are currently helping state and local government’s better serve their employee and retiree participants while reducing the cost of benefits administration. The extensive experience and deep knowledge we have gained from working with government organizations makes Morneau Shepell a valuable partner in meeting the challenges of today’s complex benefits environment. 

Our public sector administration solutions address the complex requirements of government benefits delivery organizations: 

• Pension administration system modernization 
• Health & Welfare benefits transition management 
• Enterprise integration of legacy or new systems and data 
• Deployment of distributed self-service to agencies, departments, and plan participants 
• Participant education and consolidation of multi-agency benefits 
• Support increasing plan changes and participant needs with limited staff and lower budgets 
• Workforce health and productivity improvement 

With almost 4,000 Morneau Shepell colleagues, we apply the expertise of our entire organization to develop flexible innovation to help you meet any challenge.


Ed Cavazos , Director of Accounts
(310) 658-5791 

NEOGOV provides a high quality and easy-to-use talent management system to service the public sector market. Serving over 1,500 organizations, the company’s system supports organizations through the entire employee lifecycle, automating recruitment, onboarding, training, and the performance evaluation process. Utilizing NEOGOV, customers report time and cost savings, reduced paper processes, improved regulatory requirement compliance, and increased employee productivity and engagement, with a net result of better services for citizens. More information at


Aaron Erickson, Vice President Development and Strategic Programs
(614) 824-0017

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

Bill Donnelly
Director, SLG & EI Government Markets  

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s mission is to demonstrate to our clients how a decision to invest in improving the performance of project-based staff will lead to superior returns and the attainment of their most important business objectives. 

Since 1981, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution has been successfully helping government organizations improve their project and contract management through innovative training solutions. In addition to more than 100 courses delivered to all major federal agencies, most state and local government entities, and educational institutions nationwide, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution offers several certification programs through our educational partner, The George Washington University. 

Our project-focused training services include: workshops and seminars, learning reinforcement and validation, individual and organizational assessments, and strategic consulting in the areas of government projects, requirements, contracts, and vendor management.

If you would like more information regarding TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s products or services, please contact us at or (888) 374-8884


Paul Campbell, Vice President, Public Sector
(847) 870-0952 

UnitedHealthcare is committed to improving the health care experience of state employees, retirees and their families. We help lower health care costs, maximize taxpayer resources and enable employees to make informed health care decisions. UnitedHealthcare has expertise and resources dedicated to serving public sector agencies, employees and their families. We help 19 state agencies across the nation provide state employees and their families with access to the highest quality care; reduce the cost of health care and maximize taxpayer resources; and enable employees to make informed decisions so they can stay healthy and productive. 

World Wide Technology

Ben Beinfeld
(314) 212-1723 

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology solutions providers serving customers in public sector and private enterprise.  Our focus is delivering real outcomes for our customers and enable them to be more agile, efficient and able to pivot in our rapidly changing world.  Founded in 1990, WWT has evolved from product reseller into a global solutions provider with more than $9B in annual revenue and over 4,000 employees.  Our expertise lays in the design, delivery and support of complex and integrated solutions that spans from our core IT infrastructure practices, supply chain programs, and services focus areas of Security, Cloud, Big Data analytics, and Agile Software Development.  Our company focus is always on our greatest asset, which is our people, and ensuring WWT is profitable, growth company that is also a great place to work. 

  • Our Technology Practice areas include: Big Data, Cloud, Collaboration, Compute, Mobility, Networking, Security, Software and Storage
  • Advanced Technology Center: a $150 million hands-on solutions showcase
    More than 2 million square feet of global warehouse space dedicated to supply chain solutions
  • Sixth consecutive year ranking in FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”
  • Ranked #45 on Forbes’ “America’s Largest Private Companies” list
  • Strong financials: $1 billion credit line; average compound annual growth rate exceeding 15%
  • ISO 9001 and TL9000 registered
  • Certified Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

WWT has considerable experience serving state and local governments and educational institutions. WWT holds numerous state contracts for the procurement of products and services. Additionally, WWT works with K-12 school districts and higher education institutions nationwide to provide advanced technology solutions designed to facilitate teaching and learning.

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