Lauren Ayers joins PSC as defense and intelligence VP

Lauren Ayers, a procurement and acquisition expert with more than 15 years of experience in the federal government and private sector, has been named vice president for defense and intelligence at the Arlington, VA-based Professional Services Council (PSC), PSC announced November 17.

Ayers comes to PSC from the Department of Defense, where she was the director of program analysis and business transformation for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Procurement) (DASN(P)).  In this role, she provided strategic advice and direction on over $300B of procurements across the FYDP.  Before joining the Navy Secretariate, Ayers spent nearly 10 years in the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Shipbuilding Contracts Division, leading and directing contracts and procurement efforts for the Navy’s surface combatant platforms. During her tenure as a contracting officer, she provided strategic direction and execution of efforts on existing portfolios in excess of $40B and the award of nearly $20B in new ship construction contracts.  Prior to joining NAVSEA in 2010, Ayers worked for a private investment firm in Seattle, WA.

“I’m pleased to join PSC and I look forward to applying the full breadth of my experiences to enhance PSC’s advocacy efforts on behalf of our member companies,” said Ayers. “Having been on both the federal agency and industry sides I understand the level of engagement needed between the government and industry to support national security missions.”

“Lauren Ayers is a welcome addition to the PSC leadership team,” said David Berteau, president and CEO of PSC. “Her deep experience leading defense procurement and acquisition efforts will strengthen PSC’s ability to achieve better policy outcomes for our industry and its government customers.”

Source: PSC

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