Senior Executives Association

Welcome to the Senior Executives Association

Senior Executives Association (SEA) is the professional association for career members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and equivalent positions. SEA is not only the voice of the SES through a strong advocacy program, it empowers senior leaders across government by providing the tools, resources and connections they need to succeed in the 21st century.

SEA's membership spans across government agencies, missions and functions, giving SEA a unique whole of government perspective and the ability to connect to the skills, tools and people (both public and private sectors) that senior leaders need. SEA members receive access to research and news, strategic networks, and connections to the good practices across government that they may not receive on the job.

Above all else, SEA is guided by dedication to public service and to helping career federal leaders better serve the American people.

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Senior Executives Association, Shared Services Leadership Coalition Announce Collaboration

The Senior Executives Association (SEA) and the Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC) have announced a collaborative effort intended to combine SEA’s role as the voice of career federal executive leaders across the federal government and SSLC’s years of experience on issues relating to the implementation of “shared services” business models in the federal government.

The “shared services” business model, properly executed, promises significant improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative services (e.g. human resources, financial management, information technology, purchasing, etc.) across agencies. Full bore implementation of shared services leveraging greater investment, scale and innovation from the private sector could realize savings of over $50 billion, while simultaneously improving service delivery and accelerating results.

“As the federal government looks into transitioning to a more efficient model for delivering administrative services – both in the interest of federal employees and that of the American taxpayer – it is vital that all relevant stakeholders have a seat at the table,” said Bill Valdez, President of SEA. “Through this collaborative effort, senior government leaders will be able to directly inform the effort, while also benefiting from SSLC’s expertise and leadership on this common-sense step toward better governance.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with SEA and forward-thinking government leaders in working through design and implementation challenges,” said John Marshall, Founder and CEO of SSLC. “The human capital challenges are formidable, and they can’t be resolved without active engagement by career executives.”

Among the products created by the SEA/SSLC collaboration will be a forthcoming seminar series intended to educate senior government leaders on the opportunities presented by shared services implementation, as well as best practices in moving to such a system, which has become the default delivery mode for administrative services in leading organizations globally.

About SEA

The Senior Executives Association is the nonprofit professional association representing members of the Senior Executive Service (and SES-equivalents) in the federal government. SEA promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering an outstanding career executive corps, advocates the interests of career federal executives (both active and retired), and provides information and services to SEA members.

About Shared Services Leadership Coalition

The Shared Services Leadership Coalition is an IRS-approved 501(c)(6) non-profit coalition of companies, nonprofits, and individuals providing education and advocacy support to accelerate shared services implementation to improve government efficiency and effectiveness.


John Marshall

Ben Carnes

Founder and CEO

Communications Director

Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Senior Executives Association

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Special thanks to SEA's Corporate Advisory Council, helping to support a federal career executive corps of excellence.
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