Susan Lawrence, managing director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, received an award for her leadership role in Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program, designed for the government contracting industry’s senior and most influential executives.
Lawrence received the Chairman’s Award for completing her fourth year as the chairman of the DoD Group for the program. In recent years, Executive Mosaic also awarded her with a 2016 Wash100 Award to recognize her as one of the most influential GovCon leaders in the industry.
As the Managing Director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture, Lawrence leads the company’s Armed Forces portfolio within the National Security practice. She also engages with clients to develop and execute technology transformation and mission-support strategies to deter, deflect and defeat today’s evolving threats.
Prior to her time with Accenture, Lawrence managed the defense enterprise systems, IT infrastructure, Command & Control (C4) solutions and advanced technology used by the military warfighter and the supporting civilian workforce as the Army’s CIO/G-6.
She’s helped develop the U.S. Army Cyber Command and worked directly with the senior staff members-including the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army to improve the effectiveness of cyber and other IT solutions. Lawrence also served as the Commanding General for the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
During her extensive 40-year career in the Army, she had operational assignments in Europe, South Korea, Southwest Asia and the U.S. and led network, C4 and IT functions during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Campbell University in North Carolina, a master’s degree in information systems management from the University of Georgia, and an honorary doctorate in science from Dakota State University.