Executive Education

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Gerald Suarez

Meet Dr. J. Gerald Suarez, Professor of the Practice in Strategy and Systems Thinking and the former Director of Presidential Quality in the Executive Office of the U.S. President. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Suarez was asked to stay on in the White House by President George W. Bush. As a public service leader, he led the modernization of Presidential telecommunications and introduced many innovations to support the efficiency and effectiveness of the Administration. He is representative of Smith faculty who work on our government programs—a facilitator with hands-on experience of problem-solving in public service. Suarez is the author of Leader of One

GSA Contract HolderSmith's government executive education team will work with your agency to develop a program especially for your people at levels GS12 to Senior Executive Service (SES). Our curriculum will build competency in the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Core Qualifications (OPM ECQS). We create powerful initiatives to improve organization-wide leadership and improve employee engagement. Partner with Smith and see an improvement in your Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) scores. We can help your agency work better—and become a better place to work.


Contact the Office of Executive Programs at execed@rhsmith.umd.edu or 301-405-5266 to talk about your agency development needs.

Executive Education programs are facilitated by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Foundation, Inc.