John Marshall

Founder and CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition

John Marshall is a nationally recognized thought leader in government shared services. He is passionate about their potential to transform government, and he has published articles, testified to Congress and advised the White House about them. He founded the Shared Services Leadership Coalition in 2014 to leverage thought leadership from industry and the “good government” community in advocating legislation to accelerate Federal shared services implementation. He has also been actively advising the Obama Administration through the Partnership for Public Service’s Shared Services Roundtable project since 2014. John has previously served in Federal practice leadership and corporate strategy roles with IBM and CGI; as adviser to the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; and at OMB when payroll shared services began in the mid-1980s. He has served as CEO of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and as chief management officer of the US Agency for International Development and the agency now known as the USDA Farm Service Agency – roles in which he also served on the boards of the State Department’s overseas interagency shared services organization, and USDA departmental and interagency shared services. He’s served on numerous advisory boards and commissions appointed by Congress, the Governor of Virginia and the Arlington County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors. John has BA and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia and resides in McLean, Virginia.


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