Roger W. Jones Award Nominees

Explore the 2019-2020 roster of public servants nominated for the 42nd Annual Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership.

2019-2020 Nominations

2018 Roger Jones Awardees and their entourages.

Congratulations to all the 2019-2020 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership Nominees and thank you for your service! Get to know this year's nominees and more about the nomination process below.

The criteria for this prestigious award for federal career executives (members of SES) are demonstrated exceptional capabilities in the following areas:

  • superior leadership which has resulted in outstanding organizational achievements

  • a strong commitment to bringing about effective continuation of government by helping to develop the careers of people who will serve as managers and executives in the future federal service

Meet the 2019-2020 Roger W. Jones Award Nominees

Gundeep Ahluwalia, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Steve Breen, Regional Commissioner, SSA

Judith Cash, Group Director, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director & Acting Director, US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

George Gagnon, Director, International Training and Education, Headquarters Air Education & Training Command

William Grawe, Director, National Pollution Funds Center, US Coast Guard

Meryl Hershkowitz, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, US Patent and Trademark Office

Carolyn McMillon, Equity & Employee Support Services Executive, US Secret Service

Marvin Richardson, Associate Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

James Smerchansky, Executive Director, Naval Sea Systems Command

Brian Trent, Executive Director & Deputy Director for Management, National Institutes of Health

Delise Walker Hall, Talent Development Executive, US Secret Service

Matthew Alessandrino, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Bradley Bunn. Director of Defense Logistics Agency HR

Anthony Costa, Deputy Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs

John Daniels, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Army for Plans, Programs and Resources (DASA PPR), Department of the Navy

Andrew Goldfrank, Section Chief, and Acquisition, Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division

Lois Greisman, Associate Director for Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Alaleh Jenkins, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Navy, Financial Operations, Navy/ASN FM & C/FMO

Anthony Montemarano, Executive Deputy Director, Defense Information Systems Agency

Katherine Siggerud, Chief Operating Officer, US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

David Torres, Deputy Assistant Director, US Secret Service

Ted Uchida, Deputy Director of Operations, Air Combat Command Directorate of Operations

Marion Whicker, Executive Director, Integrated Logistics Support Center

Sherri Berger, COO, CDC

Carol Burton. Director of Civilian Human Resources Agency

Edward Cronin, Division Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service

Steve Davidson, Director, Information Systems Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Jeff Grant, Director of Operations, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, HHS

David Hardy, Section Chief, Record & Information Dissemination

Eileen McDaniel, Executive Director, Office of Management, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)

Mark Mullholland, Assistant Inspector General  for IT Audits & Cyber Federal Deposit Insurance  Corporation OIG

James Smerchansky, Executive Director, Naval Sea Systems Command

Stephen Trautman, Deputy Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

Kimberly Walton, Executive Assistant Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, DHS