According to the Post, Booz Allen has created a speakers bureau to manage requests for speakers and to increase the number of speaking events. Many executives’ profiles include a link where they can be requested for speaking events.
Booz Allen Vice Chairman Mike McConnell is part of the speakers bureau. Additional speakers include:
- Susan Penfield, senior vice president, specializing in management and strategic use of health information technology
- Laurie Gallo, SVP, leading Booz Allen’s support to elements of the national security community
- Michael Farber, SVP for Booz Allen’s IT business
- Bill Stewart, SVP, leading the cyber technologies center of excellence
Guy Ben-Ari, the deputy director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ defense-industrial initiatives group, told the Post it is rare for a company to offer up a CEO like Booz Allen has. However, Ben-Ari added companies find ways to spread their thoughts on strategy and leadership.
“You can be certain that all the big defense players … have offices dedicated to these sorts of things, whether it’s part of their [public relations] office or Washington [operations] office,” Ben-Ari said.