SEA Committees

The Board shall have three Standing Committees and may establish other committees as necessary identified below additional Standing. Each Standing Committee will maintain minutes and report their activities to the Board on a regular basis.

Each committee is charged with specific deliverables tied to both the overall strategic plan objectives and the committee charter.

Members are welcomed and encouraged to apply to join a committee by contacting the Committee Chair. Serving on a committee is rewarding in many ways, including making a positive contribution to your peers, the SES profession and the association.

Executive (Bylaws Standing Committee)

Charter: The Executive Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and such other officers as may be deemed necessary, from time to time, by a majority vote of the Board.

The Executive Committee shall (A) serve as the central planning group for the Corporation and as an advisory group to the President; and (B) recommend opportunities for strategic and operational improvements of the Corporation to the Board.

All Executive Committee actions are subject to the approval of the Board, by a simple majority vote. Executive Committee members may participate in such votes in their capacity as Board Members.

The Executive Committee shall be empowered, between meetings of the Board, to implement policy, or in unusual cases, act on behalf of the Board, subject to subsequent notification of their actions to the Board.

*Limited to Board Members*

Chair: Maxanne Witkin

Staff Liaison: Marcus Hill

Meeting Cycle Date: First and third Monday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm EDT

Finance (Bylaws Standing Committee)

Charter: The Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer and consist of at least two other Directors.

The Finance Committee shall (A) establish general policy regarding compensation for the President and other professional staff; (B) oversee the President and other professional staff in the development and review of the Corporation’s annual budget, internal financial controls, investments, and grants, and any such matters that relate to the fiduciary responsibilities of the Corporation; (C) provide the Corporation’s annual budget to the Board for its approval; (D) on an annual basis, review the Corporation’s investments and reserve accounts and the performance thereof, contracts, and insurance policies and brief the Board, accordingly, included making recommendation on the modification of investment or reserve strategy as needed; and (E) oversee the independent auditor.

*Limited to Board Members*

Chair: Mary Ellen Condon

Staff Liaison: Samantha Davis

Meeting Cycle Date: Third Tuesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm EDT

Nominating (Bylaws Standing Committee)

Charter: The Nominating Committee will be appointed by the Board Chair, with the concurrence of the Board, and shall consist of a Chair and at least two other Directors. Each year, the Nominating Committee shall develop a “Nominating Slate” to fill Board vacancies. In creating the Nominating Slate, the Committee shall (A) propose nominees with different backgrounds, skills, opinions, and perspectives to ensure the Board represents the diversity of the Senior Executive Service; and (B) present to the Board both a preliminary list of candidates and recommended Nominating Slate, with a written explanation for why each candidate was or was not recommended for the Nominating Slate.

*Limited to Board Members*

Chair: Dana "Mark" Peterson

Staff Liaison: Marcus Hill

Meeting Cycle Date: TBD

Policy and Legislation

Charter: Plan, develop and implement initiatives that support the career SES community.

Chair: Daniel Chenok

Staff Liaison: Jason Briefel

Meeting Cycle Date: Second Thursday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT.


Charter: Recruit, retain and engage members through value-added programming, resources and communications.

Chair: Melody Bell

Staff Liaison: Rebekah Arnits

Meeting Cycle Date: Second Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT


Charter: Develop and oversee the SEA awards program.

Chair: Neil Doherty

Staff Liaison: Rebekah Arnits

Meeting Cycle Date: TBD

 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Charter: Discuss and develop initiatives around diversity, equality, and inclusion in the federal space.

Co-Chair: Glenda Arrington

Co-Chair: Vanessa Tabern

Staff Liaison: Rebekah Arnits

Meeting Cycle Date: TBD

Strategic Partnerships/Corporate Sponsorship Development

Charter: Identity and develop valued-added programming and benefits for corporate partners and sponsors.

Chair: Charlie Williams

Staff Liaison: Laura Caputo

Meeting Cycle Date: Second Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:00 am EDT.

Annual Summit

Charter: Plans and implements SEA's largest annual event, The Leadership Summit.

Chair: Javier Inclan

Staff Liaison: Celeste Isacco

Meeting Cycle Date: Second Thursday of each month, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT

Professional Development

Charter: TBD

Chair: Traci DiMartini

Staf Liaison: TBD

Meeting Cycle Date: TBD