Senior Executives Association

On December 13th, 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Senior Executives Association and Senior Executives Association Professional Development League will host the 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit, a full-day event offering exceptional educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring government leaders.

The event will include:

  • Lunch Awards Reception Recognizing Meritorious Rank Award Winners & Evening Awards Reception Recognizing Distinguished Rank Award Winners

  • Expert Policy Panels and Educational Training Seminars Across Multiple Content Tracks on Advancing Public Leadership

  • Small-Group Speed Mentoring and Dedicated Networking Opportunities with Career Federal Leaders

The 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit is the Federal government’s premier leadership development and policy gathering. Through the end of October, use discount code PRAEARLYBIRD when selecting ticket quantity for 15% off your registration. Click here to visit the official event website >>

The Summit will feature educational tracks that address the three most pressing areas of concern for Federal career senior leaders, including: Future of Work, Future of Workforce, Future of Workplace.

The conference will also recognize the extraordinary public service of senior career professionals by honoring the 2018 Distinguished and Meritorious recipients of the Presidential Rank Awards.

The Presidential Rank Award represents the top award a civilian federal employee can receive, awarded by the President of the United States to the top 1% (Distinguished) and 5% (Meritorious) of federal employees, as nominated by their respective agencies. In 2017, more than 300 Senior Executives were among the event's 500 attendees.

Spots are limited, reserve your seat today. Learn More >>

SEA Elects New Board of Directors Chair and Secretary

Congratulations to SEA Board Members Don Bathurst and Bob Corsi, the newly elected Board Chair and Secretary.

Bathurst, Executive Director for Emergency Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security, will now serve as the Chair of the SEA Board of Directors, succeeding Barbara Pabotoy, former Associate CHCO for Human Capital Service, Department of the Treasury (retired), who will remain on the Board.

Corsi, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Department of the Air Force, will take over as the Board Secretary, succeeding Arnold Layne, Director, Office of Information Analysis and Access, Environmental Protection Agency, who will be leaving the Board for new opportunities within the EPA


Throughout his career in federal service, Bathurst has served in various roles at the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, including Chief Administrative Officer for DHS; Deputy Administrator, United States Fire Administration, FEMA. He has received numerous awards from both the government and private sector, including the Arthur S. Flemming Award – given to him as one of the top five managers in Federal service – and the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award.

Corsi has spent more than 46 years combined in active duty and SES service in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility at wing, major command, and Air Force headquarters levels. After retiring from active duty in the rank of colonel, he entered the SES and served as Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and as the Deputy Director, Manpower and Organization prior to assuming his current role. He is a registered professional engineer, and in his current position, oversees the execution and programming of the Manpower, Personnel and Services portfolio with an annual $40.9 billion personnel budget for 660,000 military and civilian total force Airmen.

Congratulations to Don and Bob!

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