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Bill Kilmartin, Senior Manager
(781) 367-9576
Twitter: @AccenturePubSvc
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 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Alvarez and Marsal

Mark Howard, Managing Director
(720) 510-4988

Uncover and implement the right solution, at the right time, in the right way.
A&M provides global leadership, problem solving and value creation for companies across industries and around the world. We work as advisers, interim leaders and partners who tell you what you need to know, not always what you want to hear.

Amazon Business

Jenna Redfern, Events Marketing Manager
(206) 577-1047
Amazon Business brings procurement innovation to government organizations with features and benefits that help make purchasing competitive, fast and transparent to drive controls and compliance. Amazon Business offers detailed spend data, tools to comply with tax exemptions, workflow approvals, features to drive spending to small businesses, and much more.


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
Twitter: @CGI_USA

As a full-service systems integrator and managed services provider with 72,500 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
Twitter: @cpshr

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.



Melanie A. Holmes, Senior Marketing Manager
(404) 220-1823

Deloitte’s Government and Public Services practice is designed for impact. Our ideas,  technology, and outcomes—and more than 12,000 people across the country—bring a  fresh perspective that breaks through barriers of turf and inertia so people in government  can get things done. That takes harmony among different disciplines, alignment of  people’s diverse passions, and a spirit of inclusion that centers on the larger purpose of  governing. At every level of public sector operations, dedicated professionals can look to  Deloitte for the strategy, technology, and management tools that will help them carry out  their missions in new and effective ways—from cyber and IT modernization to big data  and analytics, cloud, anti-fraud, and leadership services.

People, Ideas, Technology, and Outcomes—all designed for impact.


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. 



Jeff Bankowski, Managing Director - State and Local Government
(734) 644-0595

Guidehouse provides management, technology, and risk consulting to clients around the world through more than 1,600 professionals in over 20 locations.  At our core, we focus on building trust in society, solving important problems, and having a seat at the table for our clients’ most pressing matters. Formerly part of PwC, Guidehouse provides the exceptional quality our clients demand with the agility and innovation to go beyond the expected. We invite you to learn more at


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.



Herman Bulls, Vice Chairman, Americas
(202) 719-5612

JLL’s robust Public Institutions team of 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. With many of our team members being 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 is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 83,500 as of March 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. 



Ray Zaso, Principle Advisory
(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
Twitter: @kronosinc

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, Area Vice President, State and Local Applications
(614) 824-0017
Twitter: @Oracle

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

Strategy Execution

Strategy Execution

John Quiroz, Director, State and Local, West
(916) 337-6913  

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

Verizon Connect

Verizon Connect

Ryan Malmquist, Government Sales
(952) 687-1964
Twitter: @VerizonConnect

At Verizon Connect, we drive value for our customers through a range of mobile resource management solutions. By connecting people, vehicles and work together, our cloud-based software identifies what actions to take and how to implement them for a productive, more efficient business. This promotes safer driving habits for your workers and more jobs completed through optimized routes. And when you partner with us, you’re instantly backed by the experience, resources and reliability of a global leader in mobile communications. We’re here to guide a connected world on the go, today and for the future.

World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology

Matthew Jenkins, Director of Sales 

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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