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Gregory D. Rothwell Acquisition Guru to Speak at February Gov Up!!

You heard that right. Always wanted to know what 34 years in a Federal Acquisition career would be like? Come to the Gov Up February 10, 2011, 6-8 PM, at Public House in National Harbour and find out! A twist on the “Ask the Gov Expert” series.

Have questions? Come to the event. Out of state? Post them here. We’ll pick out a few to ask Mr. Rothwell.

So Who is Gregory D. Rothwell??

Mr. Greg Rothwell had a 34 year career in the federal acquisition community where he served in ten different agencies – including most recently the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Treasury and the Department of Interior – where he was responsible for standing up and growing some of the U.S. Government’s largest procurement programs.

Mr. Rothwell formerly served as the first Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of DHS from 2003 until 2006, and was responsible for the DHS nationwide acquisition program overseeing over 900 procurement professionals in eight procurement offices that obligated over $15 billion annually.

Mr. Rothwell’s DHS CPO responsibilities included overseeing the Department’s $20 billion grants program; serving on the DHS Joint Requirements Council, the Investment Review Board, and the Department’s Management Committee; creating and chairing the Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council and the Grants Management Council; creating and establishing the Department’s Office of Procurement Operations and establishing the EAGLE IT procurement program within the Department.

Prior to DHS, Mr. Rothwell served in senior procurement positions from 1990 to 1999 at Department of Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He was the first Assistant Commissioner for Procurement and a senior career executive responsible for procurement of all Agency-Wide Shared Services. He is recognized as one of the champions of the IRS TIPSS IT procurement program and a pioneer in partnering with the private sector.

Mr. Rothwell has also held senior executive positions at the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. He held procurement leadership positions within the Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service, the Office of the Secretary and the Bureau of Reclamation. He began his career as a contact negotiator with the Department of Defense (DoD) and worked at both the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and the Army Electronics Command in Philadelphia.

Mr. Rothwell has received many awards during his government career including the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive in 2005 and the Rank of Meritorious Executive in both 1994 and 2000, five Commissioner Awards, the highest recognition given at the IRS, four Hammer Awards, and three Federal 100 awards.

Following his career in federal service, Mr. Rothwell founded the Evermay Consulting Group, where he now serves as President. The Evermay Consulting Group helps the private sector effectively and efficiently deliver their solutions to the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal agencies via the government procurement process.

A native of Salina, Kansas, Mr. Rothwell holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Business Administration and English (cum laude) from Marymount College of Kansas and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Denver.




What Questions Are We Burning to Ask Him?

  • What’s your vision for the future of federal acquisition?
  • What do you think of all the new technology – especially social media and collaboration tools. Truly helpful or just a lot of hype?
  • You served in 10 different agencies. Which one was your favorite post?
  • How did acquisition evolve during your 34 years of public service?

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Candace Riddle

There will be a SHUTTLE BUS. Leaving from L’Enfant Plaza (7th & D St in front of the HUD Building). Bus leaves at 5:30 and will return to L’Enfant Metro between 8:30 and 9 PM Seating is limited on the bus. Be sure to register on EventBrite and indicate if you will be taking the bus. The event itself is open to the first 100.