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Feature | Sept. 20, 2022

Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC

Stan Soloway is President & CEO of Celero Strategies, LLC, a full-service strategic consultancy focused on the federal market. Soloway has become widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on the federal market, the factors and dynamics that drive it, and how to translate expertise into meaningful strategies and action. Soloway’s goal is to combine two core passions: helping good companies bring innovative solutions to government and helping government improve its performance and delivery of service. Stan is the Vice Chairman a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.  He is also a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association.

Prior to founding Celero Strategies in January 2016, Stan served for 15 years as the President & CEO of the Professional Services Council, the largest and most influential national association of government technology and professional services firms. While at PSC, Soloway was the industry’s leading voice, policy strategist, and resource for both government and the private sector. He regularly testified before Congress, was a prolific writer, appeared often on radio and TV; and was routinely sought out by both corporate and government organizations to discuss current market trends, dynamics, and strategies.

As a contributor to books published by Cambridge University, Harvard Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania; in 2021, he co-authored Other Transactions at 60: Hitting Their Stride or Hitting the Wall? published by IBM Center for the Business of Government. Stan was the recipient of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Government Technology Leadership Award and was named the IT Industry Executive of the Year in 2013 by Government Computer News. He has also been cited as one of the 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in Washington (Washington Business Journal) and one of the 100 Most Influential Figures in National Defense (Defense News and Gannett). He is a four-time winner of the Federal 100 Award for his leadership in federal information technology and is a principal at the Partnership for Public Service where he serves as a Senior Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE).

During the Clinton Administration, Stan served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and was responsible for wide-ranging reforms to defense acquisition and technology policy and practices, and broader Department-wide re-engineering. In recognition of his leadership in the Department, Stan was awarded both the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Stan also served from 2007 to 2013 as a Senate-confirmed member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (now known simply as AmeriCorps). Earlier in his career he was a public policy and public affairs consultant for nearly 20 years. He also co-produced the acclaimed PBS television series Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union. He is a graduate of Denison University, where he was elected to the National Men’s Leadership, National Journalism, and National Political Science honorary societies.

Parent Members

D.L.J.
Honorable Deborah Lee James (Chair)
Former Secretary, US Air Force
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Craig Albright
Craig Albright
Senior Finance Executive Xerox Corp (Former) and Executive Advisor
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A.A
Dr. Alex Alonso, PhD
Chief Knowledge Officer Society for Human Resource Management
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J.A.
Joseph Anderson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tag Holdings, LLC
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D.B.
David Beitel
Chief Technology Officer, Zillow Group
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S.D
Sally Donnelly
Founding Partner, Pallas Advisors
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C.E.
Cheryl Eliano
District 10 National Vice President, American Federation Of Government Employees
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C.G.
Dr. Christopher S. Gopal, PhD
Executive, Consultant, Author & Educator, Global Supply Chain & Operations
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L.H.
Linnie M. Haynesworth
Co-Chair, Defense Business Board; Former Vice President, Northrop Grumman; & Independent Board Director
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E.H.
Erin Hill, Esq.
Former Chief Administrative Officer BNY Mellon
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S.LN.
Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols
Former Chief Global Business Solutions Officer, WPP
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J.M.
Jennifer McClure
Founder & CEO, Unbridled Talent, LLC
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O.M.
Oscar Munoz
Retired Chairman, President & CEO United Airlines
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L.S.
General Larry Spencer, US Air Force (Ret)
President, Armed Forces Benefit Association
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D.W.
Dr. David Van Slyke, PhD
Dean, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs Syracuse University
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J.V.
General Joseph L. Votel, US Army (Ret)
Former Commander, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command
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D.W.
Honorable David M. Walker
Former Comptroller General of the United States
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J.W
General Johnnie Wilson, US Army (Ret)
Former Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command
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Robert Wolf
Robert Wolf
Founder, 32 Advisors
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S.Y
Safroadu "Saf" Yeboah-Amankwah
Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Intel Corporation
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Subcommittee Members

A.B.
Anand Bahl, Chief Information Officer, Micron Technology, Inc.
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G.B
Greg Bowman, J.D., Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President of Corporate Development, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
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M.D.
Matthew Daniel, Principal of Talent Strategy, Guild Education
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M.K.
Marachel Knight, Senior Technology & Operations Executive AT&T (Former) and Board Director, Marvell Technology, Inc.
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Sarah Mineiro
Sarah Mineiro, Founder and CEO of Tanagra Enterprises
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E.R.
The Honorable Eric Rosenbach, Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and Internal Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
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B.S.
Brig Gen Bernard Skoch, US Air Force (Ret), Chair of the Board, Air and Space Forces Association
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P.,Z.
Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, President, PatZ Consulting, LLC
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