Kathy Conrad, a senior vice president at Jefferson Consulting, has been named the new principal deputy associate administrator for GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.
“Kathy Conrad is a great addition to the GSA leadership team as we work to identify and apply new technologies to make government operations more effective and create excellence in customer service,” said Dave McClure, associate administrator of the innovative technologies office.
Prior to joining Jefferson Consulting Group in 1994, Conrad was the Director of Strategic Accounts for Praxis, Inc. She developed and implemented strategies to market complex software, training and assistive technology solutions to the government.
Previously, Conrad served as Policy Analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF). She wrote speeches and provided policy advice for the NSF Director and Deputy Director on technology, education, engineering and manufacturing issues, and analyzed Federal and state science and technology programs. She was awarded the Foundation’s Special Achievement Award in 1987. She also served as Deputy Director of Government Affairs for the National Society of Professional Engineers, and began her career as Legislative Assistant for the New England Congressional Institute.
Conrad was the 2009-2010 Industry Chair, Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), and was previously Industry Vice Chair. She also served as Chair of the ACT/IAC Acquisition Special Interest Group Task Force on Government Ethics. Conrad is an active participant in the TechAmerica Federal and Procurement Policy Committees, and is Vice Chair for the TechAmerica IT Dashboard Task Group. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.