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Feature | Sept. 20, 2022

Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, President, PatZ Consulting, LLC

Pat Zarodkiewicz, President, PatZ Consulting, LLC, provides national security, organizational dynamics, and leadership consulting to private and federal markets.  In addition to her consulting, she currently serves on the Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors for the Intelligence & Security Academy LLC, and is an advisor to Core4ce, LLC.  

She is a retired Senior Executive with nearly 34 years of experience in the Department of the Air Force.  In her final USAF position as the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/AA), she provided advice to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff on executive personnel and Headquarters management; led an organization responsible for over $5.6 billion annually; and supported 37,000 people.  As the Air Force’s Senior Security Official, she led the Air Force’s insider threat program, information, personnel, and industrial security policy and provided oversight of Special Access Programs.  Pat served as the Acting Under Secretary for five months in 2017 and was the senior transition official for the Air Force.  She served as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the $6 million DoD Concessions Committee and was the Chair and Board Member of the Air Force Board of Military Corrections.

Prior to her SAF/AA role, Pat served as the Deputy Administrative Assistant to the SECAF and was the Principal Deputy Financial Management and Comptroller for two years.  She served as the Deputy Director of the Headquarters Staff.  Her previous positions include Deputy for Budget, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller (SAF/FMB); the Deputy Comptroller and Comptroller, HQ Air Force Materiel Command; and the Director of Budget Investment, SAF/FMBI.  Her career includes 20 years of experience in financial management at base, Major Command, and Headquarters.

Pat’s leadership was recognized with two Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards; one Distinguished Presidential Rank Award; the Air Force Exceptional Service award; the Navy Superior Public Service Award; and the Army Meritorious Public Service Award.

Pat was a Distinguished Graduate in 1995 from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, graduating with a MS in National Resource Strategy, and her studies focused on Space Programs.  Pat has a Master’s in International Affairs from American University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Rochester.  She attended the Seminar XXI program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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S.S.
Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC
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