Building Campaign Steering Committee
Current Council members are as follows:
Anne K. Altman, '82
Everyone Matters Inc.
Prominent Patriot '15 and Alumna of the Year '11
Anne Altman is the former general manager of IBM Corporation's U.S Federal Government and Industries sector. In this role, Altman was responsible for the strategy, direction, development of solutions, and sales for driving IBM's multi-billion business with Federal Government Clients in the United States. Known as a transformational leader, she has often been tapped to address complex business challenges within IBM and on behalf of clients. Most notably, she helped establish IBM's footprint as a major force in the U.S. Federal market; and led the company's server hardware business during the most important product launch in the history of the mainframe business – the System z mainframe.
Altman is a recipient of the prestigious Eagle Award, one of the highest honors issued to technology partners serving the Federal market. In addition, her outstanding contributions to the information technology industry and its clients include: Federal Computer Week's Top Federal 100, Washingtonian Magazine Top Tech Titans, Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women, the AFFIRM Leadership Award for Industry, and the CIO Council's Azimuth Award for the Industry Executive of the Year. Altman sits on the Board of Directors of SPXFlow Inc, as well as the Treasurer for the NSO and Vice Chairman of NVTC.
Her professional success and tireless support of her alma mater were recognized in 2011 when she was honored as Mason's School of Business Alumna of the Year.
Altman earned her BS in marketing from George Mason University.
Sumeet Shrivastava, '94
President and CEO
Array Information Technology
Prominent Patriot '13, School of Business Alumni Service Award '15, School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award '16
Sumeet Shrivastava is an accomplished executive and proven business leader with more than two decades of experience in the government IT industry. As president and CEO of Array Information Technology, he provides overall corporate leadership for the company’s growth and delivery strategy, which has included a successful graduation from the 8(a) program and leading a management buyout in 2018. Array has become a leading provider of application solutions to federal agencies.
Prior to Array, Shrivastava was SVP for public sector at Keane (now NTT Data), and then SVP for North American commercial sales and marketing. As SVP of public sector, he oversaw a business unit providing services to federal, state and local agencies. Prior to Keane, Shrivastava was the EVP and COO of ANSTEC, a Government IT contractor. ANSTEC grew through the 8(a) program and transitioned to a mid-tier organization primarily supporting the DOD Logistics community. In 1999, he led the company’s sale to Keane.
Shrivastava is highly involved not only in the School of Business, but also with the university. He currently serves on the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees and is president-elect of the university's alumni association. At the School of Business, he is on the Center for Government Contracting Advisory Council, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council, and Dean's Advisory Council. He also served as the school's alumni chapter president from 2016-17. He recently created the Shrivastava GovCon Scholarship Endowment.
Horace Blackman, '93
Vice President of Healthcare
Horace Blackman is Vice President of Healthcare at Cognizant – a Fortune 200 global Information and Technology Services company. In this role he is responsible for the strategy development and delivery of digital business, digital operations and digital systems and technology to commercial healthcare payers, government and public health programs.
Prior to joining Cognizant in April 2018, Blackman served as the Senior Vice President of Leidos Veterans Health Line of Business subsequent to the merger of Lockheed Martin’s Information System and Global Solution business with Leidos. In this role, he was responsible for leading the Program Area with a focus on securing and extending core federal business in the health arena — offering development through Operations and Sustainment to customers across the globe. And provide mission-critical advanced technology systems and services for federal government customers within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Federal Computer Week named Blackman a 2014 Federal 100 Award winner, which honors government, industry and academic leaders in information technology for the federal government. Other recognitions include ComputerWorld magazine’s 100 IT leaders in 2013, the Project Management Award for Green IT from the Association for Federal Information Resources Management and the Project Management Award for Green IT from the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC).
Blackman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University, double majoring in American studies and English. He earned a Master of Business Administration in management from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Corporate & Client Service Manager
Sandy Spring Bank
Anne Bolger has for years not only been a key member of the arts community at George Mason University, but as well a key member of the Business Board, and University Life Board, and in many respects, the senior mentor for the women's basketball team.
At Sandy Spring Bank, and before that, Potomac Bank, Bolger has been a principal organizer for the City of Fairfax Children's Concert, and for many years, a member of the City of Fairfax's Fourth of July Committee. Since September 2015, Bolger has been a supporting member of the board for the City of Fairfax Band.
Anne Bolger is a North Carolina native, and has moved several times during her husband's military career. Now she is proud to call Fairfax home.
Kristina J. Bouweiri
President and CEO
Kristina Bouweiri is the majority owner of the Washington D.C.'s largest luxury transportation provider, Reston Limousine. Thanks to her innovative business strategies over the last two decades, Reston Limousine has enjoyed continued growth despite regional and national economic downturns.
An active business community leader, in addition to serving on the School of Business' Dean's Advisory Council, Bouweiri is a member of the boards of several influential organizations, including Eagle Bank, SmartCEO magazine, Enterprising Women magazine, Loudoun CEO Cabinet, and Loudoun Education Foundation.
Her recent awards include the 2013 International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge Award, 2012 DC Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, and SmartCEO Smart 100 Top CEOs of Washington DC since 2009.
Bouweiri holds a BA in international affairs from The George Washington University.
Nancy Collins, '80
Board Chairman and Principal
Everest Care Management
Nancy Collins is the Board Chairman and Principal of Everest Care Management (ECM) - a medical services company focused on workplace injuries. In this role, Collins sets the strategic direction for the company’s business expansion. She takes pride in maintaining positive client relationships and fostering an employee empowered culture at ECM.
Innovation and the transformational power of technology are important themes throughout Collins’ career. First, as a consultant with KPMG, she helped companies experience this transformation with the replacement of paper-based business processes with computers. She then worked five years in Silicon Valley, California, for Rolm, an early leader in the digital telecommunications industry. Collins also held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at MCI Communications, during an unprecedented period of technology innovation. She was part of the executive team responsible for building the company’s $1B Public Sector business with the implementation of mission-critical, digital communications and internet services to US Federal and State Agencies. Subsequent to Verizon’s acquisition of MCI in 2006, Collins joined Xerox as the CFO of its $2.5B Government Business. She later became the President of its $1B State Constituent Services Business and later the Executive Vice President of the company’s $1.3B Commercial High Tech and Telecommunication Business.
Collins graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University, has a CPA with the Commonwealth of Virginia and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dennis Cotter, '80
Senior Executive Vice President
James G. Davis Construction
Dennis Cotter provides an incredible scope of construction experience, from effective pre-construction planning to implementation of construction methods. His responsibilities include overseeing operations, strategic initiatives, and building client relationships. He is a people person, and his value-driven business approach has led to steady organizational growth during his 30+ years at DAVIS. He graduated from George Mason University with Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in 1980.
Peter Farrell, '79, '85
IST Faculty & Capstone Coordinator
George Mason University
Peter Farrell is a faculty member and course coordinator for senior design capstone courses in the Information Sciences & Technology Department at George Mason University. He has both a BS and MBA from Mason’s School of Business. Since his graduation he has served in many volunteer roles for the university, including chair of the Annual Fund Committee, Capital Campaign Leadership Committee, treasurer and president of the Alumni Association.
Farrell returned to Mason after military service, and a career in commercial and government IT consulting. He has held roles as vice president of finance, vice president and general manager, and senior vice president of IT consulting.
In addition to teaching, he volunteers as a sailing coach for Special Olympics.
Gene Frogale, '08
Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems Corporation
Michael Gallagher, '94
The Stevie Awards
Prominent Patriot '16 and Alumni Service Award '14
To honor the millions of business executives and workers worldwide who quietly accomplish innovative and extraordinary things in the workplace every day, Michael Gallagher founded the Stevie® Awards in 2002. The name Stevie comes from the Greek name Stefanos, which means "crowned." Prior to founding the Stevie Awards, Gallagher focused his energies on marketing, sales, and product development, including serving as Vice President of Sales & Marketing with the Hoover's Media Technologies division of Hoover's Inc., the leading provider of information on public and private companies worldwide. Most recently, he was vice president of Sales & Marketing with Amazing Media, an online advertising company. Gallagher holds a bachelor of arts from Fordham University in New York City and a master of business administration from George Mason University. Gallagher was president of the alumni chapter in 2011-13 and was also a Director at Large.
Kaylene H. Green, '87
President and Chief Executive Officer
Flagship Government Relations
Prominent Patriot '15 and Alumni Service Award '11
In early 2009, Kaylene Green led the formation of Flagship Government Relations, Inc., an organization focusing on government relations to provide legislative strategy, federal budget insights, and strategic marketing analysis. As President and CEO, Green is responsible for the company's development by managing high-level client relationships and interfacing with government officials.
Green serves as the chair of the Dean's Council. Along with her husband, Green is a founding investor in the School of Business' Dean's Investment Fund. The pair dedicates much of their time and effort driving various initiatives at the university. This dedication was duly recognized in 2011 when the two were honored with the Alumni Service Award.
She is an alumna of George Mason University having earned her BS in accounting and legal studies.
R. Jerry Grossman
Jerry Grossman completed his career at Houlihan Lokey's Washington, D.C. office in 2014. He was co-head of the ADG group, a premier investment banking practice representing leading industry companies in merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions, providing fairness opinions and sourcing capital. He was a regular contributor on industry M&A, strategy and value creation dynamics to Washington Technology, a national magazine for government contractors, as well as a frequent speaker at industry events.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Grossman held senior positions in financial advisory, strategic consulting and corporate banking organizations. He earned a BS in industrial management at Penn State University and an Executive MBA from Loyola College in Maryland. He is a Chartered Financial analyst and is reqistered with FINRA as a Genereal Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63).
W. Craig Havenner
The Christopher Companies
Christopher is a locally owned and operated residential and commercial building and development company based in the City of Fairfax. The company is currently developing and constructing residential and commercial projects located in most Northern Virginia jurisdictions, Frederick County Maryland, and Sussex County Delaware. Christopher is well respected within the communities it serves and has won numerous local and national awards for their projects.
As president, Havenner is responsible for land planning, development, product design, construction and customer service.
Havenner joined the Christopher Companies in 1993 after nine years with the Artery Organization where he served as Vice President-Division Manager. Prior to joining Artery, Havenner managed Park Construction Operations for Fairfax County Park Authority.
During his career, Havenner has managed the development and construction of several thousand condominiums, townhomes, garden apartments and single-family homes in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Havenner is a 1979 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in construction management. A native of Northern Virginia, he is married and has resided in the City of Fairfax with his family since 1980. He is actively involved in professional and community organizations, including Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), where he is a Past President and was named "Builder of the Year" in 2002 and the Home Builder's Association of Virginia (HBAV), where he has served as a Build-Pac Trustee, a member of the Executive Committee, and as Area 5 Vice President. He served two terms as HBAV's legislative chair, and is currently serving as 2nd Vice President.
In addition, he presently serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Business Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, and is a Vice-Chairman of The City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.
SVP and Commercial Bank Manager, Greater Washington Region and the East Coast Group Head, Aerospace, Defense and Government Services
City National Bank
Ginny Heine is the commercial bank manager for the Greater Washington region and the East Coast group head, Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services for City National Bank. She has more than 30 years of financial services experience, and prior to joining City National, she served as a senior banker and director of business development with Union Bank & Trust in McLean, VA. She has also held senior officer positions with TD Bank, EagleBank, BB&T, and Citizens Bank. Much of Heine’s career has been centered on providing capital to commercial businesses in the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services sector, including starting the specialty lending group for Mellon Bank (subsequently Citizens Bank) in 1993, where she spent 14 years as the bank’s regional manager.
Active in the community, Heine serves on the board of TechLaw Holdings, a government services company that provides environmental consulting, and previously served on the boards of the National Kidney Foundation and Words & Music, a music ensemble in Northern Virginia. She is committed to giving back to the community, serving on committees for regional nonprofits, including Volunteer Emergency Families for Children (VEFC), ChildHelp, Easter Seals, United Way, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) and the Salvation Army. Professionally, she has been an active member of organizations such as the Professional Services Council, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, Women in Technology, Women in Business, and Springboard 2000. Heine holds a BS in finance from Indiana University Bloomington.
Jeffery M. Johnson, '75
Johnson & Strachan Insurance
Jeffery Johnson is the retired chairman and CEO of Johnson & Strachan, Inc., a full service locally owned and operated independent insurance agency. He also serves on the boards of directors of Millennium Bankshares Corporation and Millennium Bank, N.A. In addition, he volunteers with Five Talents International, a micro-finance organization that fights poverty and creates jobs for the poor in developing countries.
Alongside his work in the insurance industry, Johnson is actively involved in his alma mater. Not only is he a member of the Dean's Council, but he is a trustee with the George Mason University Foundation, a past president of the Alumni Association, and sponsors the School of Business' Distinguished Speaker Series. In 2009 he was honored with the Alumni Service Award for his many contributions to the university.
Johnson holds a BS in business administration from George Mason University.
Equinox Investments, LLC
Scott Plein is the founding principal of Equinox Investments, LLC, a real estate investment, development, and management firm specializing in community planning and entitlements in Northern Virginia. A lifelong resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Plein began his career in the late 1970's when he founded KT Enterprises, Inc., a local landscape development firm. Today KT, along with its affiliate companies, provides turn-key site development solutions for some of the most prestigious home builders, developers, and commercial contractors in the Washington, D.C. area. Plein has served on several local and regional boards--Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance and NAIOP Northern Virginia to name just a few—is a past-president of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and immediate past-president (after serving six years) of the Dulles South Alliance, an association of business and resident leaders dedicated to providing an open forum to the public on the future development opportunities in the Dulles South region. He chaired Capital Caring’s Building and Development Committee for the recently completed Adler Center for Caring, a state-of-the-art inpatient hospice center.
An involved citizen in the community in which he lives, Plein recognizes the great responsibility of giving back and supports many non-profits and charitable groups through not only a devotion of financial resources, but more importantly, time. From his mentorship of young leaders in commercial real estate through the George Mason Center for Real Estate and Entrepreneurship program and NAIOP Northern Virginia's Developing Leaders, to his guidance of the Arc360 program for Asian American Success students, Plein is dedicated to helping advance the social, personal and professional fulfillment of our young leaders.
In his spare time, Plein devotes himself to the White House Farm Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation established after his purchase of the 270 acre historic White House property in Luray, Virginia. Through the foundation, Plein hopes to enrich individuals with the knowledge of and involvement in our natural ecological systems, sustainable agriculture, holistic community planning, conservation, and respect for local history and culture.
Dale "Dusty" Wince, Jr., '12
Immediate Past Council Chair
Prominent Patriot '13, Distinguished Alumnus '13, Alumnus of the Year '14
Wince has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Business Administration with a National Defense concentration from George Mason University. He completed the General Management Program for executives at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He also completed the Executive and Organizational Coaching Program at Columbia University and achieved Columbia University’s highest certification level for Executive Coaching.
Wince serves as the Chair of the George Mason School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and on the School of Business Innovation/Entrepreneurship and GovCon boards.