Meet the Center for Government Contracting Team
Meet our leadership, staff, and advisory board members.
Center Leadership and Staff
Center directors and fellows are experts in government contracting with work experience in government and business.
Executive Director, Center for Government ContractingDr. Jerry McGinn is the Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University.
Associate Director, Center for Government ContractingAs Associate Director of the Government Contracting Program, Charlie is responsible for strategic planning in coordination with the Center's Executive Director and the Government Contracting Advisory Board.
Senior Fellow, Center for Government ContractingRichard Beutel is a Senior Fellow in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
Research Manager, Center for Government ContractingLloyd E. Everhart is a Research Manager in the Costello College Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
Senior Fellow, Center for Government ContractingStephanie Halcrow is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Government Contracting within the School of Business at George Mason University.
Senior Fellow, Center for Government ContractingEdward Hyatt is a Senior Fellow in the School of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Cont
Director of Studies, Baroni Center for Government ContractingJeff Kojac is the Director of Studies of the Baroni Center for Government Contracting in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University.
Research Associate, Center for Government ContractingOlivia Letts is a Research Associate in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. Her appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
Senior Fellow, Center for Government ContractingBenjamin McMartin is a Senior Fellow in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
Senior Fellow, Center for Government ContractingEmily W. Murphy is a senior fellow in the School of Business at George Mason University. Murphy's direct appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
Center Advisory Board
Led by Chairman John Hillen, chief executive officer of Everwatch Solutions, members of the Advisory Board are C-suite business leaders and senior liaisons to federal government agencies. This group:
- Serves as ideators for and leaders of the first-in-the-nation university Center for Government Contracting.
- Builds the Center as a nexus for addressing the business, policy, and regulatory issues in the $500+ billion government contracting community.
Adjunct Faculty, Management
Additional Roles: Chairman of the Center for Government Contracting Advisory Board; Professor of PracticeThe Honorable Dr. John Hillen is a highly accomplished CEO in the government contracting space and a former high ranking U.S. government official.
Co-founder and CEO, Everyone Matters Inc.Anne Altman is the former general manager of IBM Corporation's U.S Federal Government and Industries sector and the co-founder and CEO of Everyone Matters Inc.
Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLPMarc Andersen is a highly regarded influencer and connector of people in the greater Washington community. Having key relationships and longtime experience serving both the public and the private sector allows Andersen to easily navigate the complex dimensions of D.C. and global communities.
Senior Vice President, Defense Engagement, Ellwood Group, Inc.Mr. Dana Beyeler currently serves as the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) representative to the U.S. Delegation of the “NATO Industrial Advisory Group” (NIAG) as appointed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and on the Industry “Trade Advisory Committee on Steel” (ITAC-7) appointed jointly by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative.
Partner, Government Contracts Group, Crowell & Moring LLPRobert Burton is a partner in the Government Contracts Group at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C. He has over 40 years of experience in acquisition law and policy and previously served in the Executive Office of the President as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, LeidosChris Cage has held a number of finance and management roles since first joining Leidos (formerly SAIC) in 1996. In his current role, Cage leads the global accounting and shared services organization for the $12 billion government technology services provider.
Managing Partner, Axiologic SolutionsMichael Chavira is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Axiologic Solutions with more than fifteen years experience in sensor development and integration, systems engineering and enterprise architecture.
Chief Executive Officer, NCMAKraig Conrad is the Chief Executive Officer of NCMA. He assumed the role of CEO in November 2018. Through Conrad’s leadership, NCMA has adopted a bold and ambitious strategic plan to advance growth in service of members and the mission by expanding its reach and relevance, and amplifying the value of contract management professionals.