Prospective Study Panels

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5, Appendix 2, § 15, NAPA is required to provide public notice of the names and brief biographies of appointed study panel members, and provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to comment on such appointments.

View the language of the Act (page 10-11).

PROJECT: Maritime Alignment Study

CLIENT: Maritime Administration.

DESCRIPTION: The National Academy of Public Administration will appoint a five member Panel to conduct a six-month study to develop a report that examines the Agency’s programs, management, resulting outcomes, and opportunities for improving efficiency.


Lewis Crenshaw (chair)
Mortimer Downey III
Beverly Godwin
William Kenwell - Vice Chairman, National Defense Transportation Association. Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Maersk Line. Limited. Vice President of Sales, CSX Transportation. Vice President of Partner Relations, GT Nexus. Positions with the Sea-Land Service. 
Marvin Phaup


PROJECT: White Paper on Implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015

CLIENT: Project Management Institute

DESCRIPTION: The National Academy of Public Administration will appoint a four person Panel of Fellows over an 2-month time period to address these issues in a high level white paper report that will provide input and recommendations to OPM in the implementation of PMIAA.


Dan Chenok (chair)
Dan Blair
Jen Pahlka
David Mader

If you have any questions or comments regarding our prospective study panels, please contact Joe Mitchell, Director of Academy Programs, at 202-204-3631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..