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 the reorganization and realignment of large organizations with an 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.
During his over 30 years of service in the United States Navy, he commanded a Medium Attack Squadron (VA-85), a Carrier Air Wing (CVW-1) and an Aircraft Carrier Battle Group (John F. Kennedy Strike Group/ Carrier Group SIX). Lou is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and an experienced test project engineer at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. As a Flag Officer, he specialized in financial operations and budgeting, serving three tours of duty in the Navy’s N-8 Programming and Budgeting Directorate, culminating his career as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Requirements and Assessments (N8). Additionally, he served as the Commander of U.S. Navy Activities, Europe where he commanded all Naval Bases located in Europe.
Lou was selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in 2011. Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, NAPA is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation’s most critical and complex challenges.
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.
Lou is involved in the leadership of several non-profit organizations. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation, an organization providing support to the Navy and Coast Guard wounded warriors, and those who are seriously injured on active duty or seriously ill. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Association of the United States Navy. Lou additionally serves on the Board of the Fund for Charitable Giving, an affiliate of the National Presbyterian Church located in Washington, DC. He is on the Executive Advisory Board of Mission Readiness, an organization dedicated to improving pre-school education for America’s future leaders and serves on the National Security Advisory Council of the US Global Leadership Coalition, a non-partisan advocate for a strong international affairs budget as a matter of national security. Lou and Marilyn Crenshaw reside in McLean, VA. They have two adult children, Lew and Lauren and a host of grandchildren. Lou and Marilyn spend their free time in Weems, VA and are frequent visitors to the local golf courses.
Professional qualifications and memberships:
Certified Defense Financial Manager
Former Chairman of the TechAmerica Defense Committee
National Academy of Public Administration (Fellow)
Chairman, Navy Safe Harbor Foundation Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board and Lifetime Benefactor, Association of the United States Navy
National Security Advisory Council, US Global Leadership Coalition
Executive Advisory Board, Mission Readiness
Reston Chamber of Commerce
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Association of Government Accountants
National Defense Industrial Association (Life Member)
National Contract Management Association
U.S. Naval Institute
U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association (Life Member)
Military Officers Association of America (Life Member)
Association of Naval Aviation
U. S. Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, MD
B.S in Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
Trainings and certifications
Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
Graduate, Federal Executive Development Program
Black Sea Executive Program, Harvard University
Executive Business Course, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Innovation in Business Program, Babson College
Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership
Capstone Course, National Defense University
Pinnacle Course, National Defense University
Military service: U.S. Navy, 1970 – 2007
Rear Adm. Cutchen served over 30 years in the Navy, retiring in 2014. Bryan is the founder and principal of Cutchen Consulting and Communications LLC, a firm focused on defense, organizational management and communications & marketing. Bryan also flew as a commercial pilot for Delta Air Lines and PSA Airlines in 2017-2018.
Prior to his retirement from the Navy in 2014, he commanded Navy Reserve Forces Command from August 2012 to September 2014. He was responsible for Navy Reserve budgeting and operations, personnel readiness and for sourcing Navy mobilization requirements as directed by the Chief of Naval Operations and U. S. Fleet Forces Command.
Bryan’s flying assignments include multiple E-2C Hawkeye squadron tours. He commanded Carrier Air Wing Reserve 20 from August 2005 to July 2008. From 1998 to 2001 he commanded VAW-77, a special mission counter narcotics squadron supporting United States Southern Command.
Staff and shore assignments included two tours assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon; duty as deputy commander, Naval Air Force Reserve in San Diego, CA; and as deputy commander for the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve from July 2010 to July 2012.
He has amassed over 5,000 hours in the various aircraft including the E-2C Hawkeye, C-2A Greyhound, F-18A+ Hornet and commercial aircraft. He is entitled to wear the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and several other commendations and awards.
Bryan past and current board service includes the Maine Turnpike Authority, Veteran’s Count and the Association of the United States Navy. He belongs to numerous professional organizations such as the Naval Institute, Project Management Institute, Tailhook Association, Association of Naval Aviation, Military Officers Association of America and the International City/County Management Association.
Calling Brunswick, Maine home, Bryan graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Science and is a Wall of Honor recipient. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from Air War College. He is married to artist Terrilyn “Sissy” Rosenberg Cutchen and they have two children, Lieutenant Max Cutchen, USN
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.
Large and Medium Contractors
Capgemini Government Solutions (CGGS); CENTECH GROUP; Computer Sciences Corporation (now CSRA); Deltek; FIBERTEK; Fielder's Choice Enterprises (FCE); General Dynamics (GDIT); Global Contact Services (GCS); Hollingsworth Logistics Group (HLG); ITT Exelis Geospatial (now Harris); Leidos; MicroTech; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); and Suntiva
Small and “Set-Aside” Contractors
ACCUtype Services; AOC Key Solutions; BH Defense; Birmingham Technologies (BTI) / Nano-Boxx™; Blythe Campbell Communications (BCC); B2A Investments (NxVet™); DLB Enterprises; Emerging Investment Opportunities (EIO); EMY Consulting; EWINNS; Fairwinds Engineering; Graphic Resource Group (GRG); Impeto Medical; Lionshead Enterprises; Lohfeld Consulting Group (LCG); Millennium Group International (MGI); ND Products; Native American Management Services (NAMS); Nikora Technologies; PARATUSEC; QSA Research and Analytics; Realm Labs; Repperio; RT Sales (RTSI); Shop Tools; Silverline Communications; Springer Lawson & Associates; Technology & Business Integrators (TBI); USQTech; and Wagner Construction Enterprises
Department of Energy (DOE); Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Department of Justice (DOJ); Department of State; Department of the Treasury; and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Defense and Intelligence Agencies
Department of Defense (DOD); and Intelligence Community (IC)
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Small Business Administration (SBA); and United States Postal Service (USPS)
Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia
Dallas (TX), Marion (IN), Orange (CA), Shelby (TN) and Tulare (CA)
Anaheim, Chicago, Indianapolis and Memphis
Nashville Electric and PECO
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.
Ken began practicing law with the Department of the Navy in 1979 as a contract specialist and attorney-advisor with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. He became a trial attorney with the Navy Counsel's Litigation Office where he litigated major construction contract disputes, including large claims under Navy hospital and drydock projects, as well as federal employment and discrimination cases. After he left the government in 1988, Ken practiced procurement law and handled complex business litigation in Washington, DC as a partner in a national law firm before he moved to Northern Virginia in 1996 and became one of the founders of his current firm. For the past seventeen years, he has also been an Instructor for the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) affiliated with George Mason University, an organization aimed at promoting the development of emerging small businesses. He is also a regular volunteer legal counsel for the DC Bar Pro Bono Center's Small Business Legal Assistance Program for local neighborhood small businesses and nonprofit entities.
Ken has written extensively on topics in the procurement field including pieces on procurement reform and litigation under the False Claims Act, and is the author of the firm's Government Contracting Client Alerts which addresses current topics in government contracting law. Ken is also active in the Reston Chamber of Commerce where he has chaired the Government Contracting Committee. Ken established the Chamber's original annual teaming fair which has grown into a major regional business and government match-making event giving small businesses an opportunity to meet with procuring agencies and prospective teammates.
District of Columbia, 1978
New York, 1979
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court District of Maryland
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. - 1978
State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
B.A. - 1975
Stuyvesant High School, New York City
EXAMPLES OF CURRENT LECTURING
George Mason University, Procurement Technical Assistance Program
Classes for emerging government contractors in negotiating and drafting Teaming Agreements and Subcontracts; Debriefings and Bid Protests; and the All Small Business Government-wide Mentor-Protege Program for federal contactors
DC Bar Pro Bono Center Small Business Legal Assistance Program
Training Course for entrepreneurs interested in government contracting
Lisa Wood is the Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VA-PTAC), VA-PTAC provides marketing and technical assistance to Virginia businesses selling, or interested in selling, their products and/or services to federal, state and local government agencies. The agency has field offices in Fredericksburg and Hampton as well as its main office in the George Mason University Enterprise Center in Fairfax. Services include customized client bid matching, individual counseling, seminars, bid/proposal preparation, assistance with System of Award Management (SAM) and Capability Statements.
Ms. Wood holds a MBA from the University of New Haven and a BSBA through the Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh. Lisa is currently pursuing her PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership (School of Education and Social Sciences) with Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh. She previously was the Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) for the States of Connecticut and Ohio. Before joining the Ohio Department of Development, she was Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center for the Northwest Commission of Pennsylvania and was a Procurement Specialist for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. In these roles, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions.