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IAC Bylaws Working Group Seeks Input


ACT-IAC has had a very successful 40-year history of supporting government through our unique structure of government and industry collaboration.   But we need to continue to evaluate how we can improve the organization, making sure we maintain all of the important elements of IAC that have contributed to our long history of success while preparing us to even better meet the needs of our member companies and government teammates as we prepare for the rapidly changing federal technology marketplace of the future.  One of the areas that we want to evaluate is the way in which we govern ourselves, which is codified in the IAC Bylaws.

Paul Strasser, our current IAC Chair, has appointed our immediate past chair, Richard Spires, to lead a working group to review and recommend revisions to the IAC Bylaws.  Richard will be joined on the working group by former past IAC chairs, Mitzi Mead, Ellen Glover, Venkatapathi (PV) Puvvada and Ted Davies, along with current NexUS industry chair, Emily Black and ACT-IAC CEO, Dave Wennergren.  The goal of this working group is to provide recommendations to the IAC Executive Committee on any bylaws revisions that will improve our operations, prepare us for the future and recognize recent organizational changes, to include the establishment of a CEO position.

We would like to hear from you, and if you have any proposed revisions to the bylaws or other comments and questions, please plan to join us for one of our three listening sessions, hosted by our CEO, Dave Wennergren.  Each listening session will be available by conference call or you can join us in person in the main conference room of the ACT-IAC offices, 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA.  The conference phone number is:  +1.202.602.1295 and the access code will be: 344-514-470# .  We have picked different days of the week and different times of day for these listening sessions to maximize your opportunity to participate:

  • IAC Bylaws Listening Session 1:  Monday, September 30th, 12:00-2:00pm
  • IAC Bylaws Listening Session 2:  Friday, October 4th, 8:30-10:30am
  • IAC Bylaws Listening Session 3:  Tuesday, October 8th, 4:00-6:00pm

We hope you’ll be able to join us for one of these sessions, however, if you are unable to join any of these calls, but still have some thoughts you’d like to share, you can email Dave at  The bylaws can be found online at .

The working group plans to develop any proposed bylaw revisions later this Fall, and for those revisions endorsed by the IAC Executive Committee, an on-line vote of the IAC membership will be conducted to approve the changes.  Thank you for your continued support of this great organization.



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