Mr. Andy Rider

Director, Federal Budget Practice, Unison

Mr. Rider leads Unison’s Federal Budget Practice and champions the Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting (PBF) portfolio for use across civilian and defense agencies. Mr. Rider oversaw $10 billion discretionary budgets as a federal civilian at the Department of Labor for 15 years. In addition to formulating and executing budgets, he also pioneered an integrated budget environment improving the quality of budget products and accelerating data sharing with the Office of Management and Budget. He also crafted budget policy, developed strategies to meet legislative reporting requirements, and facilitated the maturity of the Department’s budget formulation and execution. This solution, replicated through a shared service model, supported multiple cabinet agencies’ budgeting needs.

Prior to joining federal service, Mr. Rider supported the Army National Guard’s planning and programming processes – including the POM. As a consultant, he aided the redesign of the Guard Knowledge Online affecting 350,000 citizen soldiers. Mr. Rider implemented a quality improvement program as part of a joint venture that included travel to Hong Kong and China to drive consumer fireworks safety and facilitated Board of Director meetings.

As an alum of the Federal Executive Institute with nearly 30 years of experience, Mr. Rider has a comprehensive understanding how policy and technology powers the business of government. He maintains his Project Management Professional (PMP) and FAC/P-PM Level III certifications and holds a Master’s in Project Management. Mr. Rider volunteers as the Commander for the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 293 and resides in Round Hill Virginia with his family and happy chickens.