SSLC is a member-driven organization led by a Management Team and a Board of Directors comprised of industry leaders from member companies and “at-large” members representing the public interest.
John Marshall is a passionate advocate of shared services and their potential to transform government efficiency and effectiveness. He has published articles, testified to Congress and advised the White House and other government leaders about them.
John founded the Shared Services Leadership Coalition in 2014 to leverage thought leadership from industry and the “good government” community in educating decisionmakers and establishing policies necessary to accelerate Federal shared services implementation and create a dynamic, public-private shared services marketplace.
John has previously served in Federal practice leadership and corporate strategy roles with IBM and CGI; as adviser to the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; and at OMB when payroll shared services began in the mid-1980s. He has served as CEO of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and as chief management officer of the US Agency for International Development and the agency now known as the USDA Farm Service Agency – roles in which he also served on the boards of the State Department’s overseas interagency shared services organization, and USDA departmental and interagency shared services.
John has served on numerous advisory boards and commissions appointed by Congress, the Governor of Virginia and the Arlington County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, he has BA and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia. He lives in McLean, Virginia and is an avid Washington Nationals baseball fan and fly fisherman. He and his wife, Charlotte, enjoy classical music and traveling to enjoy the outdoors and explore beautiful places around the world.
John Duncan brings to the SSLC deep knowledge and extensive experience in Federal legislative, oversight and policy processes. He has held senior executive positions the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Executive Branch. He is the Principal of John M. Duncan and Associates and affiliated with The Livingston Group where he leads the firm’s Financial Services and Tax practice.
John is a successful leader of legislative efforts to pass landmark government reform legislation. In previous roles as Chief of Staff and Committee Staff Director for U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr (R-DE), John participated in major legislative initiatives under Roth’s chairmanship of both the Senate Finance and Governmental Affairs Committees, including the Government Performance and Results Act, the Clinger-Cohen Information Technology Management Reform Act, welfare reform, Medicare reform, pension reform, creation of the Roth IRA, IRS reform, numerous tax reform bills, trade expansion, and creation of the Federal retirees’ Thrift Saving Plan.
As Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs in the Bush-43 Administration, John worked closely with the White House and Congressional leadership to enact several tax reform bills, corporate financial reforms for Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), the Sarbanes/Oxley Act, terrorism risk insurance and deposit insurance reform, pension overhaul legislation, renewal of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, adoption of the Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and creation of the Office of Terrorist Financing in the Department of the Treasury.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, John received his bachelor of science from the University of Illinois and master’s degree from the New School in New York City. John and his wife Marcia and son John live and enjoy life in and around Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Board of Directors
Senior Vice President
Laura Floyd is the SVP of CACI’s Human Capital Solutions.
Laura joined CACI in March of 2020 and manages an expansive portfolio of Human Capital Management solutions for both federal and commercial customers. She directs some of the largest software development programs in the company, many of which will become the largest ever deployed in the government. Laura joined CACI from Perspecta, where she was VP of the Financial and Regulatory segment for the company’s Civilian, State and Local Government group. She was responsible for overseeing operations and growth for the group’s largest portfolio of civilian accounts, including the Federal Reserve Bank, the Department of Education, the U.S. Treasury, HUD, SEC, OCC and others. Her performance was also instrumental in securing a new $277 million program with the Department of Labor. She has more than 30 years of experience with the companies that are now part of Perspecta’s heritage, including EDS, HP, HPE, and DXC.
Prior to running civilian business at Perspecta, Laura was the COO and Managing Director for a $700 million outsourcing contract with the County of San Diego, having successfully secured a $1.4 billion recompete. In this role she led the turn-around of the county’s property tax system, which collects more than $6 billion annually in county, city, school and special district taxes.
Laura also served as the COO and Managing Director for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Enterprise Navy Program/NMCI, a $6.4 billion program that was at the time the largest government IT outsourcing program in the world. Laura maintained expansive responsibilities for all program delivery, including the enterprise program office, transition, training, change and release management, configuration management, testing and several other functional areas supporting an 800,000 user community.
Laura is a graduate of the ACT-IAC Partners program and is a previous FED 100 awardee. She graduated from Spring Hill College with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned an Executive MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Chief Client Development Officer
Since 2011, Hans has been responsible for the delivery of operational objectives at YRCI, including service lines such as Human Capital and Human Resources (HR) Services, Acquisition Management and Financial Management services. Hans provides executive leadership, guidance, and direction in forging and maintaining long-term relationships with our current and emerging customer base of Government clients, including Department of Defense (DoD), Federal-civilian, intelligence community programs, and commercial/industry customers.
Hans is a visionary who designed and staffed more than 500 FTE operations of YRCI’s Corporate PMO office and YRCI’s innovative Remote Operations Center (ROC™), where a shared services delivery method is utilized for HR and Acquisition support services to 19 federal agency clients. To develop the ROC™ as a strong shared services center with its own workflow and performance metric tracking systems, Hans utilized an array of IT skills and his in-depth understanding of shared service and contact center designs including; Unified Communication Applications, Customer Relationship Applications and Case Management, Data Center Design, Computer Networking LAN/WAN, Database Applications, E-commerce initiatives, Computer Telephony/Interaction Management Applications and Software as a Service / Cloud/Application Service Provider Offerings, and HRIS inclusive of HR-Applicant Tracking systems.
He hires key personnel, facilitates cross-functional collaboration and promotes standardization and best practices across all functional areas. In addition, Hans carries deep market understanding and provides thought leadership on organizational performance internally and externally.
Hans has selected and organized his team to achieve superior, consistent client satisfaction, a tall order in the mission-enabling service areas YRCI supports. There is both a skills gap as well as a workforce shortage in the federal market, specifically in the HR Staffing area. To address this issue, Hans created the YRCI Learning Management System (LMS) and University, YRCI’s trademarked training and certification program that demands successful on-the-job application of the skills being taught. Additionally, Hans created an intern program in the HRROC™ that allows recent graduates to serve as apprentices to retired SES and GS-15 level operational experts in their respective fields. As a result, YRCI has been able to grow our own talent and retain a high performance workforce even in a demanding environment.
Prior to coming to YRCI, Hans was serving the role of Executive Vice President of Sales for The LYNX Group, Inc. and Director of Sales for Computer Network Systems, Inc. Hans earned a B.S. degree in Accounting, and has completed a vast array of studies at the graduate level including Environment Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins University, and History, Geography, and Archaeology within the University of Maryland system. He is a frequent presenter and speaker at such events as the 28th and 29th NCMA Annual Government Contract Management Conference, Career Panel, and the 2010 NCMA, Develop Your Most Valuable Resource: New Professionals Community of Practice Virtual Conference.
Stephanie Mango leads CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI, Inc., which serves CGI’s clients across civilian, defense and intelligence sectors of the U.S. Federal Government.
Additionally, Ms. Mango continues to serve as acting leader for the Security, Assistance, Justice and hEalth Programs (SAJE) business unit. In that role, she leads the development and execution of the business and solutions strategy for a diverse client portfolio, including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Intelligence Community and the Legislative and Judicial Branches.
During Ms. Mango’s 25-year career, she has served in leadership positions across the government markets in profit and loss operations, business development, sales operations and strategic planning. She has worked with federal organizations in the civilian, defense and intelligence communities to improve operations through business and information technology solutions.
As a respected thought leader, Ms. Mango drives transformational Shared Services through participation and leadership in a number of organizations, including the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, the Association for Government Accountants and the Shared Service Leadership Council. Her focus is on leveraging innovative business models and solutions to drive efficiency, effectiveness and desired outcomes for her customers. She is also a founding member of Chief Washington DC, a network that connects and supports women leaders.
Ms. Mango won a Pinnacle award for National Security Executive on behalf of her team’s delivery of innovation in cybersecurity and a Federal 100 award for her advocacy of efficient and effective government through the leverage of shared services. She was recognized as a finalist in the WeQual Awards for Leadership Excellence and inducted as a WeQual member.
A frequent speaker at internal and external events, Ms. Mango’s recent topics include “Innovation for Niche Products” for the Institute of Product Leadership, “Leading through Challenging Times” for the CGI Leadership Conference, “Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce” for the Women’s Center Leadership Conference, “The Art of Saying ‘Yes And’” in a CGI leadership series, and “Risk Taking” as part of a women’s forum empowerment series.
Ms. Mango holds a Master of Science in management of information systems and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Virginia. She also holds certifications as a Project Management Professional and as a Certified Government Financial Manager.
Crowell & Moring LLP
Robert A. Burton is a partner with Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a nationally-recognized federal procurement attorney, an expert witness on government contracts issues in federal court and arbitration proceedings, and a leader who assists government contractors with navigating the complex and rule-driven procurement process. He represents a wide range of companies that conduct business with the federal government, from large defense contractors and systems integrators to small businesses.
Rob’s current practice focuses on government affairs support, including working with contractors and non-profit associations on acquisition reform legislation and regulatory changes. Additionally, he assists contractors with their marketing strategies for selling to the government and resolves contract disputes with senior federal procurement officials. He represents contractors in suspension and debarment proceedings, contract cost disputes, internal investigations, and assists with the development of corporate ethics and compliance programs. Throughout his career, Rob has displayed an ability to work effectively with industry, the military services, civilian agencies, and Congress.
A 30-year veteran of procurement law and policy development, Rob served in the Executive Office of the President as deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), the nation’s top career federal procurement official. He also served as acting administrator for two years during his seven-year tenure at OFPP.
Prior to joining OFPP in 2001, he spent over 20 years as a senior acquisition attorney with the Department of Defense. At the Defense Contract Management Agency, he worked closely with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and negotiated the resolution of high-profile contract disputes with major defense contractors. He served as general counsel for DoD’s Defense Energy Support Center as well as associate general counsel for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the DoD component responsible for purchasing most of the general supplies and services used by the military services. At DLA, Rob served as counsel to the agency’s suspension and debarment official and managed the agency’s fraud remedies program, working with the Department of Justice and the criminal investigative agencies to coordinate appropriate remedies in major procurement fraud cases.
Jylinda Johnson is the Vice President of the Federal Civilian Government Operations Business Area at GDIT. She leads business strategy, market growth, and program delivery for a broad and diverse portfolio. Her Business Area focuses on delivering full-service enterprise infrastructure, digital modernization, shared services, cloud enablement, AI/ML, applications development, and management consulting support across 10 Government agencies.
As a transformational leader, Ms. Johnson helped establish the company’s first Corporate Workforce Optimization Office, designed to provide employees with clear career path options and ensure internal employees were considered first for open positions and promotions. She also successfully established and led the first company-wide PM Council, CEO PM Roundtable, and 700-member PM Community of Practice.
Prior to joining the company in 2013, she served as an Assistant Vice President at SAIC within the Defense Solutions Group, where she led worldwide procurement, logistics, fielding, installation, maintenance and decommissioning for DISA’s five command and control networks.
Ms. Johnson is actively engaged in the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). She is an ACT-IAC Partners Program Fellow and the current ACT-IAC Voyagers Leadership Development Program Industry Chair. Ms. Johnson previously served on the American Heart Association Heart Ball Executive Leadership Board and has been a repeat judge for multiple FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions.
She holds two engineering degrees from the University of Virginia, including a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Systems and Information Engineering. Ms. Johnson is also a certified Project Management Professional.
President and CEO
The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc.
Steve Goodrich is the president and CEO of The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE). He has over 35 years of leading organizations and advising top government and private sector leaders in organizational effectiveness strategies to improve performance and effectiveness. Steve’s passion for excellence is the foundation for creating and guiding COE to serve the American people and care about its clients, employees and partners.
As a well-known thought leader, Steve is routinely sought out by organizations and federal thought leaders, including FedNewsRadio, to speak on effective ways to transform organizations. As part of his commitment to fundamentally changing government, Steve serves as a co-founder and vice chair of the Government Transformation Initiative (GTI). GTI’s primary focus is to support passage of legislation that establishes a non-partisan Federal Board to oversee and direct the transformation of federal government programs, functions and activities so they are more efficient, effective and economical.
Steve began his career in education and then transitioned into consulting in the power generation industry. As a division director in a large technology solutions firm, he guided the integration of technology into the workplace. He has held senior leadership positions in small and large firms. He has served on the White House Committee for Educational Reform, is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Association of Management Consulting Firms, and is often found on the speaking circuit. Steve has taught at the university level and has served on a number of corporate boards, as well as serving as Chairman of the Board of a 501(c)(3) charity.
Steve holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Fitchburg State University.
Steve is also the author of Transforming Government from Congress to the Cubicle, a book that calls for action from government leaders, agency managers, and any office staff member who believes that a change needs to take place in strengthening our government and its capacity to perform. You can purchase the book at Amazon.com, of which all proceeds from sales go directly to the national charity organization, “Homes for Our Troops.”
Senior Vice President, Savantage Solutions
Ayesha Rahman leads marketing and strategic initiatives to expand Savantage’s presence across the Federal market. In her career, Ayesha has served in leadership roles in business development, strategic planning, enterprise system implementations, product management, and marketing. She has worked closely with civilian and Defense organizations, in delivering business and technology solutions to meet customer needs.
Ayesha is also an extremely knowledgeable Federal financial management system expert. She successfully led multiple rounds of Federal certification tests of Savantage’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) suite of fully integrated federal financial management applications, by the former Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) and the former Financial Systems Integration Office (FSIO).
Ayesha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her professional career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand in 1993, where she joined the Business Assurance Practice in the high technology sector.
Fun fact – Ayesha is a classically trained vocalist in Indian music, and has performed as a soloist at many cultural events and programs over the years.
CEO and Managing Partner, Golden Key Group
Gretchen McCracken founded Golden Key Group (GKG) in 2002. Based on Mrs. McCracken’s successful execution of contracts, meticulous planning, and building the team with the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry, GKG has grown to offer a breadth and depth of Workforce Optimization solutions.
As CEO and Managing Partner, Mrs. McCracken is dedicated to having a strong presence with customers and within the industry to further GKG’s mission of workforce optimization within the federal government. With exceptional organizational development and management skills, Mrs. McCracken’s passion is to support large, complex projects that solve problems, enhance performance, and ultimately enable customers to better meet their mission demands.
Before founding GKG, Mrs. McCracken had a storied career in emergency services and real estate. Mrs. McCracken was the first female senior instructor for vehicle extrication for the state of Pennsylvania. Her career in real estate instilled in Mrs. McCracken the value of making your own success, plus a deep understanding of finance, customer service, and contracts.
Mrs. McCracken holds certificates in Government Procurement & Contract Management (University of Virginia), Human Resources (University of Virginia), Instructional Methodology & Development (Pennsylvania State University), Methodology of Adult Instruction & Education (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), and International Management School (Century 21 International). She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Organizational Development from Gwynedd Mercy College.