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Leslie Barry is Vice President of Government Affairs and Business Development at GTSI and reports to the CEO, Sterling Phillips.
A 20+ year veteran of the IT community, Ms. Barry
has led business development organizations for some of the industry's largest systems integrators.
Most recently the Director of Business Development at CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), she
represented the firm at several industry forums and helped build C-level client relationships across the federal government.
Prior to CA, she
performed the same functions at CSC, Fed Data, and other federally-focused organizations
Active in the IT community, Ms. Barry is a two-time Federal 100 award winner, a Heroine in Technology Winner in 2007, the recipient of the 2003 "Outstanding Individual Industry Contributor of the Year" award from the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), and winner of the 2003 "Outstanding Support and Contribution" award from the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC).
has participated in the GEIA/TechAmerica Foundation Vision Conference for over ten years, and is active in the TechAmerica Foundation Federal Committee.
She serves on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Government Information Technology Executive Committee.
In addition, she has served for over 10 years on the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) Board and is a former Board member of the AFCEA Washington Chapter.
is an active participant in many of the local AFCEA chapters.
Leslie served two terms on the Board of Directors of IAC as Vice Chair of Professional Development from 2004-2007.
In 2001-2002, she chaired the IAC's successful Partners Program, from which she graduated in 1998, an executive development program for emerging leaders in government and industry, and in 2005, created a "next generation" leadership program, named Voyagers which she patterned after the Partners Program.
In addition, she
has been involved in the IAC
Program Committee and has participated in the planning committees for IAC's
two major annual events, the Management of Change Conference, and the Executive Leadership Conference.
For the last 6 years, in January, she has led a group of 15-35 IT acquisition and business executives from both the public and the private sectors on a trip to build houses for the poor in rural Nicaragua.
has participated twice with her
church group trips to Pearlington, Mississippi, where they helped to gut houses and drywall churches which were left in ruins as a result of hurricane Katrina.
has also chaperoned her
two teenagers and the church's youth group to work in a children's camp in the Ukraine in the summer of 2006 and to build houses in Nicaragua in 2008.
Ms. Barry received her BA in International Relations from Bucknell University where she also studied at the London School of Economics and in Vienna, Austria and did internships at the offices of Senators Lugar and Warner and at the Washington Office on Latin America.