Chapters

Mixer 3
The SES Leadership Development chapter at its first mixer in Pentagon City, Virginia, February 5 2016. 

During our early years, SEA had a large number of chapters - at one time as many as 40 -- representing our members in different agencies or geographical areas. However, over the years, that number has dwindled, so that now only a handful engage in any activities or even elect officers. The reasons are several: (a) SES is no longer a new system - it's now over 30 years old - and many of the original fears and problems have disappeared (although new ones are always emerging); (b) the original chapter founders have long since retired; (c) our present members are being asked to do many more things by their departments and agencies, with smaller staffs and budgets, and they are just too busy to lead a chapter; (d) Interim President Briefel communicates on a bi-weekly basis with our members directly via email through her "Member Alerts," and there is therefore less necessity for the existence of chapters to disseminate news about the SES and SEA; (e) there is great fragmentation in what was formerly the "supergrade" corps, resulting in less commonality among senior executives in specific geographical areas, with local Federal Executive Boards serving as alternate meeting places for executives in these areas.

The following is a current list of (a) chapters that are functioning sufficiently to be called still "active" and (b) lists of our highly supportive members who have agreed to serve as SEA representatives or contacts in their individual agencies or departments or geographical areas.

Chapters

Army Scientific and Professional (Army STs)
Dr. Bruce J. West
Chief Scientist Mathematics
Army Research Office
(919) 549-4257
westb@aro-emhl.army.mil

Board of Contract Appeals Judges (BCAJ)
Judge Harold C. "Chuck" Kullberg
Administrative Judge
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
(202) 606-8800
 harold.kullberg@cbca.gov

Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP)/Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP)

William (Bill) Metheny
Chairperson
Department of Labor
(202) 693-4739
  SEADEVPGMCHAPTER@gmail.com  

Tammy E. Call
Vice-Chairperson
Department of the Army
(703) 806-6032
  SEADEVPGMCHAPTER@gmail.com

Peggy Hough
Outreach Coordinator
Department of the Navy
(904) 403-1035
  SEADEVPGMCHAPTER@gmail.com

Christina (Chris) Adams
Secretary
Department of the Navy
(202) 781-1406
  SEADEVPGMCHAPTER@gmail.com

Department of Veterans Affairs
Sallie Houser-Hanfelder
President
Director, Truman Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(573) 814-6300
sally.houser-hanfelder@va.gov

 

Deborah A. Thompson

Vice President for Membership
Medical Center Director, VA Medical Center
(928) 776-6001
deborah_thompson7ec@med.va.gov

Robert Neary, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer
Director, Service Delivery Office
(202) 632-4640
neary.b@va.gov

Agency Representatives

Department of Agriculture
Dr. Craig Morris
Deputy Administrator, Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program 
(202) 720-5705
craig.morris@usda.gov

Department of Energy
Marvin Singer
Senior Advisor
Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
(301) 903-9142
marvin.singer@science.doe.gov

National Labor Relations Board
Richard Ahearn
Regional Director, Region 19 (Seattle)
(206) 220-6310
Richard.ahearn@nlrb.gov

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Philip R. Hertz
Deputy General Counsel
(202) 326-4020 x3055
hertz.philip@pbgc.gov

Regional Chapters

Midwest

Dr. Walter A. Kovalick, Jr.
Assistant Regional Administrator for Resources Management
EPA
(312) 886-0147
kovalick.walter@epa.gov

Western Ohio

Thomas S. Wells 
Director, 711th HPW, Air Force Research Laboratory
Material Command
Wright-Patterson AFB
(937) 255-0061
wellstom@juno.com

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