Board of Directors
Accenture Federal Services
John Goodman is the chief executive of Accenture Federal Services (AFS), which serves clients across all sectors of the U.S. federal government-defense, intelligence, public safety, health, and civilian. Goodman oversees every aspect of the company, including setting strategic direction, positioning the business in the market, managing client relationships and developing talent. Since joining Accenture in 1998, he has held a variety of leadership roles -including managing director of Accenture's Defense & Intelligence portfolio, managing director for Management Consulting for the global Public Service Operating Group, and most recently as chief operating officer of AFS. Goodman began his career at Accenture as a Member of the Communications & High Technology practice.
Prior to coming to Accenture, Goodman served for five years in the federal government. As the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs & Installations), he led the development and implementation of the Department of Defense's successful military housing privatization initiative, worked with local communities to enable the productive reuse of closing military bases, and guided the analysis of industrial base issues-including defense mergers and acquisitions. Goodman earlier served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs and as a member of the staff of the National Economic Council, the White House office responsible for coordination of economic policy. He was also an associate professor at the Harvard Business School.
Goodman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Board member of the Atlantic Council, and a board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He is the immediate past chair of the Executive Committee of the Professional Services Council, a former member of the Executive Committee of AFCEA, and the former chairman of the Defense Business Board. Goodman was a Fed100 Award winner in 2015. He has been awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and the Department of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
Goodman received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Middlebury College and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University.