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Andrew Maner

BA, 1991, Communication and Political Science

MBA, 1997, Northwestern University

Federal Market Investor, Fairfax, VA

Andrew Maner is the former Vice President and Partner, Strategy and Growth Leader in IBM’s Global Business Services Public Sector Practice. In this role, he led all Sector capture/strategy assets, market development personnel and initiatives including managing a strategic cleared regional delivery center in Kaiser, West Virginia.  He also oversaw the sales and marketing for the healthcare and state and local Application Maintenance Services Practice ($700M). Prior to being acquired by IBM in March of 2010, Maner was the chief executive officer, National Interest Security Company (NISC), a 1,000-employee DC Capital backed Information Management/Services and Technology Management Consulting Company serving the intelligence, homeland security, Department of Defense, federal, medical, and energy marketplaces. Maner led the company through five acquisitions and ultimately through the sale of the company to IBM.

In 2006-2007, Maner was President of ABM LLC, an advisory services firm specializing in federal strategic sales, marketing and messaging, and revenue growth activities in federal, state, and local security markets.

Maner was appointed by Pres. George W. Bush in January 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until March of 2006. As the CFO, Maner was responsible for the on-going integration of agencies such as the Transportation Security Agency, United States Coast Guard, United States Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and FEMA into DHS. Maner also managed all budget, finance, financial system, strategic planning, and investment review functions within the $50B Department.

Maner also served at the U.S. Customs Service (later to become U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Department of Homeland Security) from January 2002 to January 2004. Maner was the Chief of Staff to U.S. Customs commissioner Robert C. Bonner, serving as the agency’s principal operating officer. In March 2003, Maner was also asked to direct and manage the merger of the four component agencies of CBP including U.S. Customs, U.S. Border Patrol, INS Inspections, and Agriculture & Quarantine Inspections. The merger involved a total of 42,000 personnel and budgets totaling $7B

Maner served in the administration of Pres. George Bush in the White House Office of Advance and later as a Staff Assistant under Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater in the White House Press Office (1991-1993). Following the change in administration, he continued to work for former Pres. Bush and Mrs. Bush, as Director of Press and Political Affairs in the former President’s office in Houston, Texas. During the U.S. aid effort in Somalia in 1993, Maner served as Special Assistant to the United Nations Envoy to Somalia in Mogadishu, where he helped manage operations and interactions between the thirty nations contributing troops and aid. He also assisted with political, economic/trade development and food aid efforts throughout the country.

Maner currently serves as Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue. In 2005, Maner was selected for the Purdue Old Masters award and was also chosen to receive the Distinguished Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard. Maner is also on the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Foundation. Maner accepted the “Hottest Exit” award from the Northern Virginia Technology council in June 2010 for NISC’s sale to IBM, Maner was also selected to the Fed100 for 2010, this honor recognizes the 100 most influential individuals for their accomplishments in the Federal Government/Contracting Community partnerships.

Andrew resides in Washington, DC.