Steering Committee


Members


Pam Carpenter

Pam Carpenter currently serves as the Business Development Manager within the Adobe Public Sector organization. In this role, Pam works with the team to pursue large government programs to ensure the Adobe Enterprise solutions are involved in strategic government initiatives.

Pam has spent more than 20 years in the software industry working in senior level business development and alliance roles for IBM, webMethods, and Macromedia prior to Adobe. In this role, Pam has established extensive senior level relationships within the top system integrator and indepenedent software vendors involved with the federal government.

Pam holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.

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Marsha Malone

Marsha MaloneMarsha Malone is a Director of Government Relations in Lockheed Martin's Washington Operations. Malone's focus is the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice and Law Enforcement. In this position, Marsha has responsibility for supporting strategic initiatives and expanding relationships with senior Executive Branch officials and industry executives throughout the Federal market.

Malone has over 35 years experience supporting the Federal and State & Local markets. Malone's Information Technology career started as a mainframe salesperson for Honeywell Inc. After 21 years with Honeywell Federal Systems (HFSI), Malone joined Cabletron Systems as Director of Business Development. Malone was promoted to Vice President of Cabletron's global Federal Sales Organization in 1996. In 2003, Malone joined Smarts as Vice President of Federal Sales. In 2005, Malone joined WebEx as the Vice President of Federal Sales.

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Don Fenhagen

Don Fenhagen Don Fenhagen is the Lead Partner and Industry Leader with IBM responsible for IBM’s Department of Homeland Security Business. He has responsibilities for DHS client relationships, customer satisfaction, P&L commitments, new business pursuits and partner relationships. He takes great pride in ensuring IBM is delivering DHS mission success in all efforts we perform. He has been with IBM since 2004 and has a broad experience working across industries and services lines in both the Public and Private sectors. His 12 + years with IBM include leadership in complex program management and delivery, business development, product development, client relationship management, mergers and acquisitions and developing new markets.

He holds multiple patents in analytics and has authored publications focused on Enterprise Asset Management. His industry expertise includes customers within of the Department of Homeland Security, State and Local Governments, Transportation, Department of Defense and Utilities. He is an active participant in the Homeland Security community through multiple industry organizations and continuous volunteer opportunities.

Mr. Fenhagen possesses an International Executive MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

He is married to Sarah Fenhagen and has three boys, George (5) Sam (3), and Hank (1) who reside in their hometown of Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing golf and basketball and rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.

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Curtiss Steiner
Curtiss Steiner

Curtiss W. Steiner is an MSSSI Vice President for the U.S. Federal Markets Division of Motorola Solutions, Inc. responsible for all Federal Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community accounts. Curt has more than thirty years of executive management in various disciplines and positions in sales, finance and marketing experience. In his role as Vice President, Curt is responsible for the development and execution of sales and distribution and customer satisfaction strategy and manages a team of individuals charged with delivering innovative, mission-critical communications solutions.

Curt Steiner has risen steadily through the management ranks since joining Motorola in 1984, culminating in his appointment as a Vice President in 2014.  His ability to culminate customer relationships, anticipate customer requirements and respond quickly and efficiently to customer needs has been integral to his success. Curt is a frequent panelist at industry events and associations and leverages his relationships within the law enforcement and intelligence communities to stay abreast of his customers’ dynamic requirements.

Curt Steiner earned his MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University with a specialty in Information Assurance.  He holds MS in Administration (MSA) in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and also holds a Masters of International Relations from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Curt received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Susquehanna University. He is a native of the Philadelphia area, currently lives in the greater Washington D.C. area, and is married with two children.

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Chuck Schefer
Chuck Schefer

Mr. Chuck Schefer is a Vice President and Division Manager with ManTech’s Mission Solutions & Services Group. He is responsible for delivery of ManTech information technology, engineering and training programs for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other customers supporting the Homeland Security mission.

He has supported DHS clients since 2006 including engagements at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Directorate for Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Secret Service (USSS).

Mr. Schefer is a seasoned professional with almost thirty years of experience leading and managing complex organizational change management, business transformation and information technology programs for public and private sector organizations. Mr. Schefer has demonstrated leadership and management skills through increasingly complex program management and operational roles, successfully managing large programs and directing organizations of over 300 employees. He is experienced in guiding strategy development, facilitating requirements and design sessions, reengineering business processes, and designing technology solutions to improve existing business operations.

Mr. Schefer holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance from the College of William and Mary. He and his wife of 25 years, Cara Schefer, reside in Vienna, VA; they are the proud parents of three sons, Joseph (23), Tommy (20), and Jack (18).

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Norman Montgomery
Norman Montgomery

Norman Montgomery is Managing Director for Deloitte National Security and Defense Sector. Norman has served the Department of Homeland Security since its inception in both business development and delivery. He currently leads Deloitte’s work at the Department of Homeland Security as well as supports the Intelligence Community.   

Norman is also responsible for Deloitte’s Federal Marketing, Client Relationship Executive and Federal Market Development organizations. Prior to Deloitte, Norman held leadership positions at NISC – an IBM company, BearingPoint and American Express.

Norman lives in Sterling, VA with his wife Sylvia.  He is an avid yogi, Harley Davidson enthusiast and an accomplished guitar player.

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John Saad
John Saad

John Saad is a Principal in PwC's Public Sector Practice. Over his career, Mr. Saad has delivered a number of engagements for private and public sector clients in a range of disciplines including risk and compliance, valuations, business process improvement and program management. John leads the Firm's engagement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Customs and Border Protection Agency within the US Department of Homeland Security. John has a team of over 40 staff engaged on projects throughout FEMA and CBP in support of a number of programs including the monitoring and assessment of FEMA's multi-billion post disaster grant programs for improper payments in conjunction with the Improper Payment Recovery and Elimination Act (IPERA), the alignment of mission spend to budgets, as well as program reviews and the implementation of enterprise risk management programs.   

Mr. Saad has a BS in Finance and MBA in Strategy from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. Additionally, Mr. Saad holds the Program Manager Professional (PMP) certification.

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Roger Wells

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Michael Saunders
Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders is the Director of Strategy for Defense & Homeland Security Solutions in the Cyber and Electronic Warfare Systems Division of General Dynamics Mission Systems in Fairfax, Virginia. He currently serves as the General Dynamics Account Director for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and directs strategy and business development operations for strategic initiatives focused on Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Intelligence and Transportation Security missions. Mr. Saunders has been employed by General Dynamics for 19 years in operations, strategy and business development roles. He currently serves as the Chair for the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Security Committee and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable.

Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Saunders was a Director of Online Product Development for the Thomson Corporation in Herndon, Virginia. He led the execution of an online product strategy that successfully transitioned five professional print publishers to B2B online content delivery business models and launched new online information products for health, tax and finance professionals. Before joining the Thomson Corporation in 1995, Mr. Saunders was a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLC where he managed enterprise system development programs and business transformation initiatives for clients in the manufacturing, insurance and health care industries. Mr. Saunders has also held engineering and management positions with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Lockheed Martin. Mr. Saunders is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.

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Suzanne Liscouski
Suzanne Liscouski

Suzanne Petrie Liscouski joined NCI, Inc. in January 2014, having served in similar roles in the industry for the last eleven years, including VP for Homeland Security at CCSi from 2011-2013, and DHS Account Manager at TASC from 2006 to 2011.

From 2004 to 2006, Suzanne served as the Director for Latin America at HQ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with primary responsibility for management of U.S.–Mexico border issues. Previously, Suzanne served as the Director for North American Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2000 to 2004. She served as Mexico Director in the White House Drug Policy Office (ONDCP) for General Barry R. McCaffery where she twice received the White House Special Recognition Award. From 1996 to 1998, Suzanne was the Director for Latin American Programs at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. In this role Suzanne instructed cadets in advanced-level Latin American Studies courses, and was the 1998 Air Force Academy Staff “Civilian of the Year.”

From 1994 to 1996, Suzanne was an intelligence analyst for Pentagon Headquarters, Department of the Army, primarily focusing on the Western Hemisphere. For her work in the intelligence field, she received the Superior Civilian Service Medal in 1996. Suzanne completed her Senior Executive Service training at the Federal Executive Institute in 2005 and is a Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellow. She holds an M.A. in Foreign and Defense Policy from The American University School of International Service, and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She entered the federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). She is an avid equestrian and is married to former DHS A/S for Infrastructure Protection, Bob Liscouski; they have one son, Bobby.

Martin Mackes
Martin Mackes

Martin Mackes is the Chief Delivery Officer (CDO) of E3 Federal Solutions. He brings over 25 years of federal contracting experience, more than half of which have been focused within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Mackes is responsible for leading all aspects of E3's delivery organization, including service delivery, client satisfaction, program and project management resourcing, and program and project management standardization. His organization includes DHS, Defense, Intelligence Community, and Civilian Agencies. Additionally, Mr. Mackes supports the overall strategy and growth of E3.

Prior to joining E3, Mr. Mackes supported several federal clients, including DHS, U.S. Army, Social Security Administration, Department of Energy, Internal Revenue Service, National Institutes of Technology, and other civilian and defense markets. He has been recognized throughout his career as a leader in strategy, business growth, management, and delivery to mission-critical programs.

Mr. Mackes holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University.

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