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Lesley Anne Field

Lesley Anne Field

Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget
Executive Office of the President

Lesley Anne Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President, and is currently serving as the Acting Administrator – a role she has had periodically since 2008.  Her office is responsible for developing and implementing government wide regulations and policies to support over $470 billion in federal contracting each year, and she leads initiatives to strengthen the acquisition workforce, leverage the government’s buying power, and improve transparency.  Prior to joining OMB in 2001, Lesley served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a contracting officer and policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary. 

Holly S. Joers

Holly S. Joers

Chief, Strategic Sourcing
Department of the Air Force

Holly Joers is an Acquisition Program Manager currently serving as the Chief of Strategic Sourcing for Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer. She is responsible for initiation and governance of the Air Force’s Category Management Program aimed at proactively and strategically managing costs. She also has oversight of the Headquarters Air Force contracted support services portfolio, ensuring disciplined governance, performance management, identification of efficiencies and implementation of continuous process improvement activities.

Moderator: Steve Kelman

Moderator: Steve Kelman

Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and former Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator for the Office of Management and Budget.

Steve Kelman is the Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, with a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, he is the author of many books and articles on the policymaking process and on improving the management of government organizations.