Led by an experienced management team with notable accomplishments across public and private sectors, the prestigious GBEF program is unmatched in its ability to build important communication channels between those who make a difference in technology as applied to vital government missions.
Donald W. Upson
More than 30 years of senior executive experience including first Secretary of Technology (Virginia); Staff Director, House Oversight Committee; Chief Operating Officer, major global technology corporation.
Dr. Barry C. West
U.S. Air Force veteran, one of America's most accomplished Chief Technology Officers with experience to include government agencies, Cabinet Departments, financial organizations, and senior executive corporate experience.
Michael T. Dent
Michael T. Dent State and Local Chair, GBEF Chief Information Security Officer, Fairfax County Government
Former Advisor to the Secretary of Transportation, Laura Hudson also brings to her position 18 years of diverse experience at the Consumer Technology Association, producers of CES.
Mary Shea Sutherland
Three decades of experience of successful management, meeting and event planning for major government and business programs including the White House, National Conventions, major movie premiers, and Chief Staff to the first lady of Virginia.
Rob is a veteran, Pulitzer-nominated multimedia editor with more than 25 years of industry experience in print, digital, video, podcasting and social media.