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Roger Jones

The Roger W. Jones Award

Recognizing public servants whose careers are marked by extraordinary effectiveness.

Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership

To recognize exceptional leadership among persons who have devoted themselves to a life of public service, the School of Public Affairs annually grants the Roger W. Jones Award to two federal career executives who have demonstrated the values promoted by Roger W. Jones. More than 70 distinguished executives have been recognized since the university initiated the award 35 years ago.

2014 Ceremony: October 20 at 7 PM

We are pleased to announce that the following leaders will be recognized at the 2014 ceremony in the Abramson Recital Hall at the Katzen Arts Center:

Karen O. Henneberger

Karen O. Henneberger
Program Manager, New Ship Design
Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

   See Karen's Bio

David A. LebrykDavid A. Lebryk
Fiscal Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Treasury 

   See David's Bio

Keynote Speaker

Shelley H. Metzenbaum will deliver the keynote speech for the 2014 ceremony. Read more about her here.

Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Shelley H. Metzenbaum
Founding Director
Volcker Alliance

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2013 Ceremony Photos

Roger W. Jones Selection Committee

Mortimer Downey, Chair
Senior Advisor
Parsons Brinckerhoff

David Chu
Institute for Defense Analyses

Robert Cleary
Emeriti Faculty
American University

David Pekoske
Group President
National Security Group A-T Solutions Inc.

Barbara Romzek
Dean, School of Public Affairs
American University

Charles Rossotti
Senior Advisor
The Carlyle Group

Gwen Sykes
U.S. Secret Service

Robert Tobias
Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs
American University



The Application is now closed for 2014.



Previous Awardees