Kenneth D. Brody has forty years of experience in government contracts law, complex business and federal procurement litigation, commercial contracting, and employment law. He is a 1978 graduate of the Georgetown Law Center and is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York. Ken's practice includes advising local and national companies on all aspects of procurement law, including disputes relating to performance under prime contracts, breaches of subcontracts, failures to make payments, equitable adjustments, and contract terminations. He has represented parties in more than a hundred bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims, GAO, SBA, and federal, state and local procurement agencies; and has frequently litigated contract disputes before government boards of contract appeals, private arbitrators, and state and federal courts. He also analyzes and prepares contract claims; regularly advises clients on procurement compliance issues, drafts and negotiates subcontracts, teaming agreements, joint venture agreements and various commercial agreements; and negotiates and mediates settlements of contract disputes
Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw, CDFM United States Navy (Retired)
Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw, CDFM United States Navy (Retired) is the Founder and President of Crenshaw Consulting Associates LLC. Lou has a record of almost four decades of proven executive success in a broad range of leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Lou has extensive experience in reorganization and realignment of large organizations with emphasis on financial issues and cross-functional alignment.
Lou’s vision for CCA is to deliver C-Suite-level consulting services to commercial and government clients by providing advice and counsel in strategic planning, executive coaching and organizational restructuring. CCA also provides assistance in capture management, client relationships and market analysis for commercial clients. The firm additionally provides due diligence and pipeline/contract analysis services to private equity investors.
Lou retired from partnership at Grant Thornton, LLP in 2013, where he was the Principal with responsibility for the firm’s national Aerospace and Defense practice, coordinating the delivery of tax, audit and business advisory services to over 50 clients. Prior to this role, Lou served as the partner responsible for the Defense and Intelligence practice within the Global Public Sector of Grant Thornton, where he had experience managing and directing Defense/Intel teams throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) to include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies, military services and national intelligence agencies. Significant engagements included U.S. Marine Corps Audit, Washington Headquarters Service advisory services, Defense Logistics Agency A76/MEO support, Missile Defense Agency accounting support, Navy BRAC support and numerous strategic sourcing efforts throughout DOD.
Lou continues to be active in several trade organizations and professional societies, including TECHAMERICA, where is a past Chairman of the Defense Committee. He also donates his time to the American Society of Military Comptrollers as the Program Chairman for the National Capital Region Professional Development Institute.
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KEVIN P. YOUNG, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR GROWTH STRATEGY, MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERT
Kevin P. Young is a Washington, DC-based corporate executive, management consultant and adjunct professor with a long and successful history in the planning and execution of Growth, Marketing, Business Development and Business Management strategy, programs, processes and metrics across multiple industries.
He has served in senior vice president or vice president roles for three FORTUNE 500 companies: LandAmerica Financial Group (now Fidelity National Financial), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Unisys.
Achievements over 35 years include announcing AS/400 and RISC System/6000 for IBM; international expansion for Unisys; commercial expansion for LandAmerica and SAIC; and launching USA TODAY for Gannett. Honors include IBM’s Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Award, IBM's Award of Excellence and (as a site team) the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Mr. Young’s management consultant clients include Amdocs (Israel), Capgemini (France), CENTECH, Computer Sciences Corporation, Deltek, Deloitte, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems (now Harris), George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, Leidos, Markel, MicroTech and Universal Sales Environment (China). Board memberships include Consequence of Sound™, now one of the world’s leading and most recognized music, film and steaming content sources.
KEY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLIENTS include the Departments of Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury, Transportation and Veterans Affairs; Intelligence Community; and Broadcasting Board of Governors, NASA, SBA and USPS. KEY PUBLIC SECTOR CLIENTS include the States of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Counties of Dallas (TX), Marion (IN), Orange (CA), Shelby (TN) and Tulare (CA); and Cities of Anaheim, Chicago, Indianapolis and Memphis.
Mr. Young also serves as Adjunct Professor of Marketing for George Mason University’s School of Business and Volgenau School of Engineering. Graduate, undergraduate and executive education courses include “Federal Government Marketing,” “Engineering Marketing and Financial Analysis,” “Government Market Master™,” “Marketing Decision Systems,” “Marketing in a Global Economy,” “Marketing of Innovations and Technology Products and Services” and “Principles of Marketing.” He is a Professionally Qualified (PQ) faculty member under the accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); a trainer for the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) via the GMU Enterprise Center, and U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC); and co-founder and co-director of the Government Market Master™ Certification Program.
His publishing credits include The Associated Press, New York Daily News, Time-Life Books, USA TODAY and Washington Technology. Speaking engagements include the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) Summit; Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Summit; Embassy of Spain; Government IT Sales Summit; Government Marketing Best Practices Forum; MarketingSherpa's Demand Generation Summit; Outsourcing Institute (OI) Vendor Summit; Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) Global Summit; Unisys Users Group Conference; and U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC).
Mr. Young’s professional associations include the American Marketing Association (AMA) and its Marketing Protégé Program; Business Marketing Association (BMA) International’s Board of Directors; Corporate Executive Board’s Marketing Leadership Council; and Forrester Research’s Global Market Leaders’ Panel. He also serves as an industry advisor to clients of Blu Venture Investors, Coleman Research Group, Elliott Management, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), and Riva Ridge Capital Management.
His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Iona College, Master of Arts (MA) degree from Fordham University; and studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and University of Richmond's Robins School of Business.