Advisory Board

James Manzelmann

RADM/Mr. James Manzelmann has fifty years of extensive experience in a blended three track career including 33 years as a United States Navy Officer Active/Reserve, 27 years as a licensed professional commercial Architect in the private sector, and 20 years in the federal government as a senior executive for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. His significant leadership assignments include Executive Officer second in command of Fleet Intelligence Center Pacific, Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area 4, San Diego, California, Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command, Division President Phoenix, Arizona for the Benham Group Architecture Engineering firm, Vice President for Federal Programs CRSS/Jacobs Engineering Irvine, California, Facility Functional Manager General Defense Intelligence Program, Deputy Director for Mission Services Defense Intelligence Agency, and Associate Deputy Director for Facilities and Logistics Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Examples of notable programs and projects under his leadership include the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Headquarters and Intermodal, the Pasadena Blue Line, the expansion of Disneyland Anaheim, California called The California Adventure, the expansion of the Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters Bolling AFB, the Intelligence Community Campus Reston Virginia, and the Intelligence Community Campus Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Manzelmann’s civilian award recognition includes Defense Intelligence Agency’s Diversity Management Award, two Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards 2006 & 2011, De Fleury Silver Medal Corps of Engineers 2018, and Top Federal 100 2019. RADM Manzelmann’s military awards include the Navy and Marine Corp Distinguished Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and the Vietnam Service Medal. 

Mary Davie

Senior leader with more than 34 years of experience leading strategic transformation, organizational growth, and managing large global acquisition organizations and programs across the federal government. P&L responsibility over billions of dollars in services and products across diverse business lines.

Mary currently advises senior leaders focused on the federal sector on strategic planning and organizational transformation; leadership development; market, customer, and opportunity capture; and effective management of operations.

Mary served in multiple leadership roles at NASA and the General Services Administration where she helped create and execute strategies and programs to improve government operations:

  • General business functions
  • Technology and Telecommunications acquisition and management
  • Cyber Security
  • Secure Supply Chain
  • Professional Services
  • Shared Services
  • Digital Transformation
  • Identity Management and Personnel Security
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Category Management
  • Customer Relationship Management

Mary also served in numerous roles with the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), including President of ACT.  ACT-IAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving service delivery across the federal government.

Mary is a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration. 

Mary serves on the Management Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s Management Department in the Pamplin College of Business and also serves on the Leadership Advisory Council for Pamplin’s Innovate Living-Learning Community.

Honors include the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award and the 2016 Federal Computer Week (FCW) Government Eagle Award for her contributions to federal IT.

Mary has a Master of Business Administration with a focus in technology management from University of Phoenix and two Bachelor of Science degrees in business finance and business management from Virginia Tech (1988).

Jim Williams

Mr. Williams has 40 plus years of successful public and private sector experience, including 30 years in the US Federal Government, with over 18 years as a federal senior executive.  He was the U.S. General Services Administration’s Acting Administrator under President George W. Bush and GSA’s first Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner. He led the Presidential Transition for GSA in 2008-2009.  Mr. Williams was also the first Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT Program, which was successfully implemented at DHS to track the entry of foreign visitors with biometrics after 9/11. Earlier, Jim was the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) leader of their Procurement and Program Management organizations, and co-chair of their Shared Services Design Team. He was the federal government’s computer procurement expert for the US-Japan 1990 Supercomputer Procurement and the US-Japan 1992 Computer Procurement Trade Agreements. He is the Co-Chair of the Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council at the Partnership for Public Service and he has held several other leadership positions for private sector industry associations. He has received numerous awards, including two Presidential Rank Awards and four Federal Computer Week FED100 Awards. He has an MBA from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dave McClure, Ph. D.

Dave McClure has over 40 years of distinguished leadership experience in government technology and management reform.

Before retiring at the end of 2022, Dave served as Principal Director for Technology Strategy and Consulting at Accenture Federal Services where he led the AFS CIO Leadership Agenda, helping to advance CIO modernization strategies in the federal market.  He advised a wide range of civilian and defense clients on technology-modernization strategies and secure digital-transformation projects grounded in cloud computing.  He advised agency IT and non-IT leaders on essential strategies, approaches, and investments designed to improve measurable mission performance outcomes.

Before joining Accenture, Dave was chief strategist at Coalfire Federal (formerly Veris Group), an award-winning cyber security professional services firm specializing in FedRAMP advisory and assessment services, a full range of cybersecurity services, and security/privacy regulatory assessments.  He helped construct the company’s overall business growth strategy, handled executive relationships with federal leaders and partner executives, and developed new approaches and services in cybersecurity.

He also previously served as Managing Vice President for global government technology research at Gartner where he focused on IT strategy and governance, strategic IT portfolio management, and business intelligence practices with governments around the world.

From 2009 to 2014, Dave was appointed as Associate Administrator of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at the U.S. General Services Administration, where he the launch of several pioneering government-wide technology initiatives, including, and FedRAMP – the federal government’s comprehensive cloud computing security program.

Dave also served as Director for Governmentwide IT reviews at GAO.  He played an instrumental role in creating the Clinger-Cohen Act that created the federal CIO positions and responsibilities in the federal government.  He also produced several “best practices” reports including the IT Investment Maturity Model and Measuring Performance from IT Investments.

Dave McClure is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2014 AFFIRM Career Leadership Award, the 2014 NASCIO Technology Champion Award and the 2011 Federal Computer Week Fed 100 Eagle Award for his impact on governmentwide IT. Dave has also been awarded Federal Computer Week’s Fed100 Award four times. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The University of Texas and a Ph.D. in public policy, administration and research methods from University of North Texas.