Executive Organization and Management

Panel Chair: John M. Kamensky

The Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management (EOM) is the Academy’s oldest and longest-serving standing panel. The Panel focuses on improving the structure, capacity, management and performance of public institutions. In 2017, the Panel will focus its monthly meetings on the evolution of the Trump Administration’s management agenda, and the implementation of recently-enacted management capacity legislation, such as the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act.  The Panel will also serve as a sounding board for pending organizational and management proposals. The Panel meets monthly in the National Academy conference room. 

From time to time, the Panel members invite non-Fellows to join as associate members. These individuals are invited to provide specific expertise to the Panel. If you feel that your background allows you to make a unique and significant contribution to this Panel's work contact Lisa Trahan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 204-3648.


Upcoming Panel Meeting on 3/17/17


On Friday, March 17, from 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM, the EOM Standing Panel at the Academy will meet with several guests and Academy Fellows. The Academy will be joined by Dan Chenok (IBM Center for The Business of Government), Christopher Rahaim (Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB), Dustin Brown (Office of Performance and Personnel Management, OMB), Adam Lipton (Office of Performance and Personnel Management, OMB), Greg Giddens (Department of Veterans Affairs), and Jim Williams (Schambach & Williams Consulting).

Legislation passed in December to require federal agencies to develop greater project and program management capacity. A NAPA Study Panel prepared a report in 2015 on improving project and program management in federal agencies, which informed the development of that legislation.

Now that the legislation has passed, how will it be implemented?  OMB is undertaking a study to assess the “lay of the land” and what elements need to be considered to effectively implement this legislation in a way that it is not just another compliance exercise. The panel will discuss issues such as:

  • How can the implementation of this legislation be framed in order to actually help program managers better deliver results?
  • How will these legislative requirements fit into the broader framework of related existing requirements around performance management, contract management, enterprise risk management, IT management, etc.?





We will meet on Friday, March 17th, from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM  at NAPA’s offices, 1600 K Street, NW, on the 4th Floor.  Please note the entrance is on 16th St. A light lunch will be available at noon.

You may join the meeting via conference telephone call: 866-939-8416; passcode: 2288483. Please inform Lisa Trahan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone (202-204-3648) if you plan to attend.


We look forward to seeing you at this session!


John Kamensky, Chair

Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management