February 07, 2012
Accenture Announces Advisory Board for U.S. Federal Business
Key Leaders Bring Decades of Government Experience and Industry Knowledge
 Valued by Clients
RESTON, Va.; Feb. 7, 2012 – Nationally recognized experts, and leaders with experience across the U.S. federal government, will join the newly formed Accenture U.S. Federal Advisory Board.
The advisory board will provide Accenture Federal Services  with fresh perspectives on the federal market, industry trends and business strategies.  The group will serve in an internal advisory capacity and will meet quarterly.
“The U.S. federal market is the cornerstone of our global public service business,” said Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive of Accenture’s Health & Public Service Operating Group.  “We are honored to draw on the decades of experience from these esteemed leaders to gain even more valuable insights that will help us create offerings and build additional capabilities to better serve the needs of our U.S. federal clients.”  
The advisory board members include:
  • James Cartwright, USMC General, ret., former vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and lead for U.S. Strategic Command.
  • Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security; currently chairman of The Chertoff Group.  
  • Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senator; senior policy advisor at DLA Piper’s Government Affairs practice.
  • William J. Lynn, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, the second-highest ranking official at the Department of Defense.
  • Mary Peters, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and president of Mary Peters Consulting.
“We are constantly expanding our expertise to meet the changing needs of our clients,” said Kay Kapoor, who leads Accenture’s federal business.  “The advisory board members bring the right mix of federal experience to help Accenture continue to shape innovative solutions that are needed at a time when our government is facing unprecedented challenges.”
Accenture’s federal business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal organizations.  The U.S. federal portfolio spans across clients in civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies.
The nation’s leading independent voice on corporate citizens, Corporate Responsibility magazine, ranked Accenture second on its list of the “Best Corporate Citizens in Government Contracting." The publication recognized the company’s role in embracing social responsibility and transparency when working with government agencies.
Learn more about Accenture’s work with federal agencies and delivering Public Service of the Future.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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