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Teresa Gerton

MEMBER SINCE: 2017

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Terry Gerton was named President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration in January 2017. The Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization, chartered by Congress to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Ms. Gerton brings to the Academy nearly 12 years in the Senior Executive Service as a career member and as a political appointee, and 20 years of service as an active duty Army officer. She has a broad range of experience in all aspects of public service management, and her expertise has been recognized with both the Distinguished and the Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards. Most recently, Ms. Gerton served from June 2013 to January 2017 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy for the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service where her work helped drive the national veteran unemployment rate to its lowest in eight years. While at Labor, she also led the Department’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Prior to joining DoL, Terry spent 2 years as a Vice President at The Cohen Group, a Washington, DC consulting company. From 2003-2011, she served for eight years as a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Department of Defense. In her last position there, she was the Executive Deputy to the Commanding General of Army Materiel Command where she was responsible for the daily operations of over 70,000 civilian and 1,500 military employees around the world. Prior to that, she served as AMC's financial controller for three years. She also served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis and Evaluation where she was responsible for executing all aspects of the development of the OSD Future Years Defense Plan and submitting the plan to Congress. Ms. Gerton's twenty years of military service included a variety of staff and leadership positions, including the Executive Officer for the Army's largest battalion (a 1200-soldier corps support maintenance battalion at Fort Hood), Professor of Economics at the United States Military Academy, and Company Commander of a 300-person direct support maintenance company in Germany. Ms. Gerton graduated from the United States Military Academy and earned an MBA from Duke University. She earned the Distinguished Presidential Rank award in 2011 and the Meritorious Presidential Rank award in 2008. She also received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2011.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Academy of Public Administration
2017
Current
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
2013
2017
Acting Assistant Secretary
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
2016
2017
Director, Center for Faith- based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
2016
2017
Vice President
The Cohen Group
2011
2013
Executive Deputy to the Commanding General
U.S. Army Materiel Command
U.S. Department of Defense
2009
2011
Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management
U.S. Army Materiel Command
U.S. Department of Defense
2006
2009
Director, Program Resources and Information Systems Management
Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense
U.S. Department of Defense
2003
2006
Senior Staff Analyst
Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense
U.S. Department of Defense
2000
2003
Army Officer, Active Duty
1983
2003
Program Analyst
Army Program Analysis and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Defense
1997
2000
President and CEO
National Academy of Public Administration
2017
Primary Policy Areas

Budget and Finance, Defense, Government Operations/Innovation, Labor/Workforce Training and RecruitmentLabor, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Veterans Affairs

Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Budgeting and Finance, Military Service, Nonprofit / NGO leadership, Strategic Planning, Working Capital Funds

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement

*Crossover Episode with GovExec Daily* A More Collaborative Intergovernmental System

Season: 1 Episode:75 | October 11, 2021

Show Notes:

On this episode, Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy, Academy Fellow, and host of Management Matters, sits down with the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss the importance of intergovernmental collaboration and the Academy's newest initiative, the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships.

Links:
The Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships

The GovExec Daily Podcast