News from the Bush School

Card Speaks to Senior Federal Executives

June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

On June 28, Bush School Acting Dean Andrew Card participated in the first government-wide senior executive leadership development program held in Washington D.C. Having served as White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of Transportation, and in a number of senior executive positions, Card is widely recognized for his expertise in governmental affairs and his commitment to ethical leadership.

Card appeared as part of a program known as Leading EDGE, (Executives Driving Government Excellence) that includes a series of six workshops, an online portal, executive coaching, leadership self-assessments and interagency teams that will work on federal management challenges. This week’s meeting is part of a broader government initiative, the Senior Executive Service (SES), made up of Federal officials who serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees. SES members are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the Federal work force. They operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies. A key goal of the SES is to boost collaboration among agencies and senior executives to identify new approaches to challenges facing the nation and to provide senior executives with the tools, training and resources that will help them lead their agencies.

Card joined former White House Chief of Staff and seasoned Congressional staffer John Podesta in a discussion of the executive leadership imperative. Several hundred senior executives from 15 government departments and agencies attended the session.