Corporate Membership
October 30, 2015
New NASCA Executive Leadership Announced
Top state government leaders have been selected to serve as the incoming Executive Committee for NASCA. The association will continue to be led by Doug Nelson, the Commissioner for Missouri's Office of Administration.
NASCA's leadership includes:
President - Doug Nelson, Commissioner, Office of Administration, Missouri
Vice President - Chris Liu, Director Department of Enterprise Services, Washington
Secretary/Treasure r - Edwynn Burckle, Cabinet Secretary, General Services Department, New Mexico
At-Large Directors:
Sheila Hogan, Director, Department of Administration, Montana
Sid Johnson, Commissioner, Department of Administrative Services, Georgia
Bob Oglesby, Commissioner, Department of General Services, Tennessee
Robert Blair, Director, Department of Administrative Services, Ohio
Jessica Robertson, Commissioner, Department of Administration, Indiana
Janet Phipps, Director, Department of Administrative Services, Iowa
Byron Diamond, Director, Department of Administrative Services, Nebraska

NASCA Honored Former Virginia Director Sliwoski with Inaugural National Leadership Award

NASCA presented Richard F. Sliwoski, P.E., with the association's inaugural National Walton Leadership Award. Richard is the former Director for Virginia's Department of General Services. We recognized Richard for his passion, outstanding service, leadership and commitment to state government. He has worked for multiple governors and was one of the longest serving state directors. Richard led his state through an E-Procurement process that is the gold standard.
"Richard is a true leader and innovator in delivering shared services solutions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and has been one of NASCA's biggest cheerleaders, serving as the President of NASCA and has served admirably on the NASCA Board for many years," said Doug Nelson, Commissioner for Missouri's Office of Administration.
The National Walton Leadership Award is a peer-to-peer recognition award and was established to honor Ray Walton for his service and dedication to state government and to NASCA.
Ray joined the public sector in 2007 as the Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in Iowa. The following year, Ray was appointed Director of DAS by Governor Culver. This followed a successful career with General Growth Properties, other real estate and management enterprises and as a member of the staff of then-Congressman (later Senator) Tom Harkin. Ray served as NASCA's Executive Director from February 2011 through February 2015, leading the association from a handful of state members to move than 30 during this time. 
NASCA presented this prestigious award during the 2015 Institute on Management and Leadership reception in Denver.
Innovations in State Government Awards Programs Winners

Four state administration programs were selected as recipients for NASCA's inaugural Innovations in State Government Awards. The following programs were recognized for their best practices and innovation during the 2015 Institute Welcome Reception at the Colorado Governor's Mansion.
In the Category of 
General Services:

State of Louisiana - Procurement Business Transformation
In the Category of

State of Tennessee - Facilities Management Outsourcing

In the Category of 
Financial Management:

State of Minnesota - MnSAFE - Safety Accountability from Everyone
In the Category of 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Commonwealth Mentoring Program (CMP)
"The Innovations in State Government Awards program was established to recognize outstanding state administration department's programs that exemplify best practices and initiatives," said Doug Nelson, NASCA President and Commissioner for Missouri's Office of Administration. "Each state's administration department is striving to improve the operations of government and the award recipients created both efficiencies and effectiveness in state government." 
Quick Links
Upcoming Partner Association Meetings

November 12-13, 2015

Palm Springs, CA

GOVERNING Public Officials of the Year 2015
December 2, 2015

Washington, DC


GOVERNING California Leadership Forum 

December 8, 2015

Sacramento, CA


NASPE Mid-Year Meeting

January 22-24, 2016

Washington, DC


GOVERNING Outlook 2016

February 2-3, 2016

Washington, DC


NGA 2016 Winter Meeting

February 19-22, 2016

Washington, DC


NASPO Marketing Meeting

March 20-23, 2016

Atlanta, GA


NASBO 2016 Spring Meeting

March 31-April 1, 2016

New Orleans, LA


NASCIO 2016 Midyear Conference

May 2-5, 2016

Baltimore, MD

NASCA 2015
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2015 Institute Recap
The Institute in Denver was a great success, with 49 state attendees, representing 34 states. The presentations are available in NASCA's online  resource center . A slideshow of the event can be viewed on NASCA's homepage.

Many thanks to our attendee and special thanks to our corporate sponsors!

Mark your Calendars
We are thrilled to announce that we are going to
Olympia, Washington
for the 2016 NASCA Institute on Management & Leadership!
Mark your calendars for October 5-7, 2016.



All state members are encouraged to utilize the NASCA state group e-mail list,  NASCA_State_Members@LISTSERV.AMRMS.COM.  This listserv is available to all state members and provides an open channel of communication between state members.

Do you have any open positions in your department? Advertise them on NASCA's Career page. The service is complimentary to all states. Send the following information to Shawn Vaughn ; title, department, state, closing date, link to more information.

New to NASCA 
Craig C. Brown, Director
Department of Administration

Patrick Cates, Director
Department of Administration

Clyde Saiki, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Department of Administrative Services

Christopher L. Beschler, Director
Department of General Services

New Corporate Members

"In the short time that I have been a member of the National Association of State Chief Administrators, the State of Nebraska has benefited greatly. NASCA does a fantastic job of offering educational tools, offering resources and networking opportunities to its members. Since joining, we have met our Department of Administrative Services counterparts from Missouri, set up a visit to Jefferson City, shared ideas, saw innovative solutions at work, and are now working to implement those ideas.  Thanks to Doug Nelson and his team for inviting us. Without the NASCA, none of this would have been possible." 

-Byron L. Diamond, Director 
 Administrative Services, State of Nebraska 
Be on the lookout for the following webinars occurring in mid-November through early December...
          • NASCIO State CIO Survey Report Out
          • NASCA Corporate Quarterly Call
          • NASCA Program Webinar: Recruiting and Retaining the Best Staff
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