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ACT-IAC, Leadership Development Program Select Leidos Senior Director of Medicare Services, Lisa Gardner, for 2020 Class of 20 Government and 20 Industry Participants

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The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has announced its 2020 Partners Program class on Thursday. Lisa Gardener, senior director and account lead for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services portfolio at Leidos has been selected for the class of Industry Participants.

“Outstanding professional development programs are a key component of the ACT-IAC value proposition,” said David Wennergren, ACT-IAC CEO, “and the Partners Program has a 24 year legacy of building relationships and honing leadership skills.”

This nine-month program pairs government and industry professionals to collectively engage, develop and prepare for their future roles at the Senior Executive Service (SES) and corporate executive officer levels.

Lisa Gardner, a former vice president of Engility, was appointed senior director and account lead for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services portfolio at Leidos in July 2019. She supervises Leidos’ capture and business development efforts within its CMS market area.

The 24-year government information technology industry veteran also served as vice president of business development at Pyramid Systems, a woman-owned company that offers IT consulting services to the federal sector.

Gardner was a program manager at Dynamics Research Corp. for four years and moved to Engility months after its acquisition of DRC. She served as Engility’s client account director in charge of its projects with federal clients such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Fiscal Service and Internal Revenue Service.

She also worked for General Dynamics’ IT business as project manager focused on Department of Homeland Security programs.

“The Partners Program serves as an example of what both Government and Industry can accomplish through collaboration and partnership. The relationships that are forged last a lifetime…I am looking forward to working again with a new set of leaders and Partners this year as we embark on a journey to improve government for our citizens,” Mitzi Mead, industry chair of the class.


ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices.

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