Greg and Camille Baroni 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 Leadership and Staff

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

  • George Mason University Costello College 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 Costello College 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 Costello College 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 Costello College 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
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    Director of Studies, Baroni Center for Government Contracting

    Jeff Kojac is the Director of Studies of the Baroni Center for Government Contracting in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University.
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    Research Associate, Center for Government Contracting

    Olivia Letts is a Research Associate in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. Her appointment is with the Center for Government Contracting.
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    Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

    Benjamin McMartin is a Senior Fellow in the Costello College 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.
  • George Mason University Costello College of Business Partner | Joseph Palaganas

    Defense Acquisition University Visiting Professor

    Joseph (Joe) Palaganas is a Visiting Professor and Defense Acquisition University Professor of Management.

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.
  • George Mason University Costello College 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 | Anne K. Altman

    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.
  • 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.
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner Greg Baroni

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Attain Partners

    Greg Baroni is the Founder and CEO of Attain Partners.
  • 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.
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner Robert Burton

    Partner, Government Contracts Group, Crowell & Moring LLP

    Robert 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.
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    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 Shane Canfield

    Chief Executive Officer, WAEPA

    M. Shane Canfield brings more than 25 years of experience in insurance and non-profit leadership to WAEPA.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Michael Chavira

    Managing Partner, Axiologic Solutions

    Michael 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.
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner Kraig Conrad

    Chief Executive Officer, NCMA

    Kraig 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.
  • President & CEO, National Industries for the Blind

    Soraya Correa was the former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, responsible for the implementation of the unique acquisition policies, regulations, and standards of the agency.