TRACEY L. PINSON
It is with deep sadness that the AAFEA Board of Directors announces the passing of our friend and fellow Board member, the Honorable Tracey L. Pinson.
Ms. Pinson was a founding member of AAFEA and served as our National Vice-President.
Ms. Pinson served more than 30 years in the federal government. At the time of her retirement in June 2014, Ms. Pinson was the Director for the Office of Small
Business Programs in the Office of the Secretary of the Army and the highest-ranking female civilian in the Army acquisition field. Ms. Pinson advised the Secretary of
the Army and Army staff on procurement issues related to the utilization of small and diverse businesses in the performance of all Army contracts.
Ms. Pinson was also responsible for the management of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program, and
developed policies and initiatives to enhance their participation in Army funded programs. She also provided management and oversight for the Army's Mentor-Protégé Program.
Following her retirement, Ms. Pinson joined Boeing as the director of Small/Diverse Business and Strategic Alliances for Boeing Defense, Space and Security.
In this role, she was responsible for strategic work placement with small and diverse businesses to ensure fulfillment of Boeing contractual obligations.
Ms. Pinson was born in Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Howard University. She also received a law degree
from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar Association and the National Contract Management Association. She
is survived by her husband Darryl Dennis and daughter Maya as well as many other loving family members and friends.
AAFEA, Inc. was founded in February 2002 by a dedicated cadre of African American members of the Federal Senior Executive Service to promote the
professional development and advancement of African Americans into and within the senior ranks of the United States Government. We sponsor programs and
advocate policies that will enhance opportunities for African Americans to serve our nation in senior level positions. AAFEA also allies and partners with other senior level
associations, public and private sector organizations and academia to leverage resources to develop intellectual capital to effectively execute the business of the
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
The AAFEA Fellows Program is a mentoring and training opportunity for qualified members of AAFEA who hold the ranks of GS-14 and GS-15 and
have at least one year of supervisory experience. The Program offers individual mentoring, career counseling, networking opportunities and leadership workshops
focused on SES preparation and ECQ submission.
The SES Coffee Talk is a small group discussion forum. Forum leaders provide personal insights into the journey to the SES and the executive
responsibilities and challenges faced by established and newly minted members of the Senior Executive Service.
The Annual AAFEA Training Workshop focuses on the programs, policies, practices, and processes that promote career enhancing opportunities
and the core subjects critical for becoming a member of the SES. This two-day event is designed for federal and military professionals with experience at the GS-13
and above level.
The Annual AAFEA Fall Social provides attendees with a unique opportunity to socialize and network with senior federal professionals.
For more information about any of these events, please contact us with your query.
AAFEA membership is open to active and retired federal employees in grades GS-13 through SES (or equivalent grades). AAFEA membership is
also available to uniform members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Public Health in grade Major
(or equivalent) and above.
Membership entitles you to participate in quarterly meetings, receive electronic copies of meeting minutes, request a mentor through the
AAFEA Fellows Program, and apply for scholarship funding for career advancement.
Annual dues are $125.00 for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and $100.00 for all other grades.
Please review the Membership Application and contact us if you have any questions. If you are a ready to join or renew now, please
2014 Workshop Sponsors
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their families. Better Insurance. Better Prices. Better Value.
Booz Allen: A leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services in defense, intelligence, and civil markets,
and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Delivering value through innovation to solve the most complex challenges.
Careers In Transition: Providing performance management consulting by partnering with organizations on human capital solutions.
Harvard Kennedy School: Offering university-based executive course work in public sector management and civic leadership for more than 40 years.
AAFEA, Inc. offers our deep thanks to our workshop sponsors.
Their support enables AAFEA to provide high quality
executive training to federal employees, conduct free monthly "coffee talk" presentations, provide scholarships to federal employees and students interested in public service,
recognize officials who support public employees, and allow AAFEA to collaborate with other organizations on issues affecting federal employees and the delivery of high quality
service to the American public.