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Andrew Maner

BA 1991, Communication & Political Science

CEO, The Sentinel Group, Washington, D.C.

Partner, Liberty Advisor Group, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Maner is CEO of The Sentinel Company. Maner is an accomplished leader in the Federal/Consulting arena with specialty in M&A, Corporate Leadership and Organization Design/Change with mission eminence in National Security and Homeland Defense.

Preceding his current roles, Maner was the US Federal Leader in IBM’s Global Business Services Public Sector Practice where he led the 1$1.8 bn P &L and its Sector capture/strategy assets, market development personnel and initiatives.  Maner realigned the entire group over 2+ years and increased employee retention and innovation efforts as well as significantly increasing profit margins.

Prior to being acquired by IBM in March of 2010, Maner was the Chief Executive Officer of National Interest Security Company (NISC), a 1,000-employee DC Capital backed Information Management/Services and Technology Management Consulting Company serving the intelligence, homeland security, Department of Defense, federal, medical, and energy marketplaces.  Maner led 20%+ organic growth as well as 7 acquisitions ranging from $12m to $80m topline in the National Security arena.  

Maner was appointed by Pres. George W. Bush in January 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until March of 2006. As the CFO, Maner was responsible for the on-going integration of agencies such as the Transportation Security Agency, United States Coast Guard, United States Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and FEMA into DHS. Maner also managed all budget, finance, financial system, strategic planning, and investment review functions within the $50B Department.

Maner also served at the U.S. Customs Service (later to become U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Department of Homeland Security) from January 2002 to January 2004. Maner was the Chief of Staff to U.S. Customs commissioner Robert C. Bonner, serving as the agency’s principal operating officer. In March 2003, Maner was also asked to direct and manage the merger of the four component agencies of CBP including U.S. Customs, U.S. Border Patrol, INS Inspections, and Agriculture & Quarantine Inspections. The merger involved a total of 42,000 personnel and budgets totaling $7B

Maner served in the administration of Pres. George Bush in the White House Office of Advance and later as a Staff Assistant under Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater in the White House Press Office (1991-1993). Following the change in administration, he continued to work for former Pres. Bush and Mrs. Bush, as Director of Press and Political Affairs in the former President’s office in Houston, Texas. During the U.S. aid effort in Somalia in 1993, Maner served as Special Assistant to the United Nations Envoy to Somalia in Mogadishu, where he helped manage operations and interactions between the thirty nations contributing troops and aid. He also assisted with political, economic/trade development and food aid efforts throughout the country.