The Recovery: Government as Platform

Improving Government Effectiveness
Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:

Problems do not have boundaries – they are not constrained by bureaucracy, funding issues or turf wars – and need horizontal agents who can build the networks it takes to drive change. Frank DiGiammarino, the Deputy to the Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation, will discuss ways in which the private and public sectors can partner for innovative and effective problem solving.

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Frank DiGiammarino

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Frank P. DiGiammarino serves as the Deputy to the Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation. In this capacity, Frank is responsible for coordinating a complex and diverse network of government departments and agencies to act quickly in disbursing $787 billion to speed economic recovery.

A recognized change agent, Frank came to the Executive Office of the President from the National Academy of Public Administration where he was the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Prior to the National Academy, Frank spent many years as a senior consultant and strategist. Former positions include Director and DoD Practice Area lead at Touchstone Consulting Group, General Manager and Director of Program Management at Sapient Corporation, and Principal Consultant with the State and Local government practice at American Management Systems.

Career highlights include launching the Collaboration Project, an independent forum of leaders committed to leveraging the benefits of collaboration to solve government’s complex problems; leading a program to re-engineer a $6 billion Army department with 15,000 personnel; and driving reorganization of a 1,100 person consultancy in 6 months with 85 percent adoption.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University. A frequent speaker on career development, Frank serves as an advisor to the leadership team of the Young Government Leaders organization. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and three children.

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