The Rodel Institute selected an impressive inaugural cohort for the newly launched Rodel Federal Executive Fellowship. The cohort includes twenty-four senior federal executive officials from eighteen agencies including the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, among many others. Fellows were selected for their outstanding qualifications, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to public service and American democracy.
Upon learning of his acceptance to the Federal Executive Fellowship, Deputy Executive Director of Program Accountability and Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Robert Borka stated that he was “looking forward to joining other leaders to focus on leadership and innovation in large organizations, the nature of democracies, emerging technologies, the American economy, and the changing geopolitical landscape.”
Rodel President and CEO John Kroger described the development of the Rodel Federal Executive Fellowship as “a labor of love.” In order “to strengthen democracy domestically and around the globe, we need an outstanding federal government: nimble, efficient, insightful, cost-effective. As a former member of the Senior Executive Service, I have long thought we need to put more resources into truly effective and innovative leadership training for our civil service leaders.”
The Federal Executive Fellowship is modeled on the Rodel Fellowship for state and local-level elected officials, the most prestigious leadership and intellectual development program for political leaders in the nation which launched in 2005. Over the course of the multi-year fellowship, Rodel Federal Executive Fellows will participate in three intensive leadership development programs with civil service peers who can support one another across government agencies.
Inaugural Federal Executive Fellow Mike Carroll, Chief of Acquisition and Contracting Officer for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, stated that he was “grateful for Rodel’s commitment to making all levels of government more effective and efficient.”
The Fellows will meet for their first seminar in May in Stowe, Vermont. You can see the full class list here.