EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga, left, receives the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive award from Eric Coulter, treasurer of the board of directors for the Senior Executives Association, which sponsors the awards program.
The Senior Executives Association sponsored the annual awards event. In all, 46 leaders from across the federal government received the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive and Distinguished Professional awards. The association cited a review of the award recipients’ accomplishments that found they together saved the federal government almost $95 billion.
Only 1 percent of Senior Executive Service (SES) members are eligible to receive the rank of Distinguished Executive. The SES is comprised of leaders charged with leading the continuing transformation of government who possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment grounded in the Constitution, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
The association describes itself as a nonprofit professional association that promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering an outstanding career executive corps, advocates the interests of career federal executives (both active and retired) and provides information and services to association members.