Center for Government Contracting Leadership, Staff, and Advisory Board

Meet the Center for Government Contracting Team

Meet our leadership, staff, and advisory board members.

Center for Government Contracting Leadership and Staff

Center directors and fellows are experts in government contracting with work experience in government and business.

  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Jerry McGinn

    Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting

    Dr. Jerry McGinn is the Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Charles Dolgas

    Associate Director, Center for Government Contracting

    As 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.
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    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Richard Beutel is a Senior Fellow in the School of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
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    Research Manager, Center for Government Contracting

    Lloyd E. Everhart is a Research Manager in the School of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
  • George Mason University School of Business Staff Stephanie Halcrow

    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Stephanie Halcrow is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Government Contracting within the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • Photograph Ed Hyatt

    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Edward Hyatt is a Senior Fellow in the School of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Cont
  • George Mason University School of Business Staff Hina Kazmi

    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Hina Kazmi is a senior program manager with Northrop Grumman Corporation focused on Civil Space Programs. In addition, she teaches a graduate level course, Managing Government Contracting, at Mason's Schar School of Policy and Government.
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    Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Dolores Kuchina-Musina is a Fellow in the School of Business at George Mason University. Her appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
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    Research Associate, Center for Government Contracting

    Olivia Letts is a Research Associate in the School of Business at George Mason University. Her appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
  • George Mason University School of Business Staff Eric Lofgren

    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Eric Lofgren is a Research Fellow at the Center for Government Contracting within the School of Business at George Mason University 
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    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Benjamin McMartin is a Senior Fellow in the School of Business at George Mason University. His appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
  • George Mason University School of Business Staff Emily Murphy

    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Emily 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 for Government Contracting 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.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Dr. John Hillen

    Adjunct Faculty, Management
    Additional Roles: Chairman of the Center for Government Contracting Advisory Board; Professor of Practice

    The Honorable Dr. John Hillen is a highly accomplished CEO in the government contracting space and a former high ranking U.S. government official.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Marc E. Anderson

    Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    Marc 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Threase A. Baker

    President, ABBTECH Professional Resources

    Threase joined ABBTECH in 2001 and has more than twenty-five years’ of experience in all areas of the staffing industry with particular emphasis on corporate recruiting, executive placement and staff augmentation.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Ryan Berry

    Managing Partner, Ward & Berry

    Ryan Berry is the Managing Partner of Ward & Berry, a Washington D.C. boutique law firm focused on representing federal contractors.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Dana A. Beyeler

    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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | David Black

    Partner and Co-Chair, National Government Contracts Practice, Holland & Knight

    David S. Black is co-chair of the National Government Contracts Practice at Holland & Knight.
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner Jennifer Bowman

    Owner and Principal Consultant, Bowman Consulting Services, LLC

    Jennifer Bowman is the Owner and Principal Consultant of Bowman Consulting Services, LLC, a Virginia-based consulting firm providing full lifecycle proposal development services for IT and professional services contractors
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner Robert Burton

    Partner, Government Contracts Group, Crowell & Moring LLP

    Rob 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.
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner | Robert A. Burton

    Partner, Government Contracts Group, Crowell & Moring

    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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Christopher R. Cage

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Leidos

    Chris 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.
  • George Mason University School of Business partner Chris Carpenito

    CEO, Cooper Building Services, LLC 

    Chris Carpenito is the CEO of Cooper Building Services, LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience in construction.