Booz Allen Hamilton has named Dr. Ronald Sanders as the first Booz Allen employee to achieve the highest distinction of Fellow in the firm’s new Functional Skills Belting program, which recognizes deep subject matter expertise. Booz Allen Fellows are the firm’s most noted authorities in their subject areas – individuals who are respected for their broad impact, both within the firm and the professional community. Sanders’ skills and government-wide reputation as a human capital visionary, change agent, and innovator drove his selection as the firm’s first Fellow.
Booz Allen’s Functional Skills Belting Program was announced in early 2011, and offers highly skilled staff the opportunity to be recognized for their functional expertise in select, high-demand disciplines. In the firm’s first belting cycle, staff had the opportunity to apply for and earn distinction as Specialists, Experts, and Fellows in Human Capital, Learning, and Cost Estimation. Criteria for these credentials are based on rigorous industry and Booz Allen-selected requirements. Staff who earn these distinctions receive financial rewards, gain visibility for their career accomplishments, and are positioned to take on even more challenging assignments in their areas of expertise.
The distinction of Booz Allen Fellow is reserved for an elite group of industry-recognized thought leaders who work with clients to solve their most complex functional challenges. The firm has established a high bar for the achievement of this distinction and applicants must meet a rigorous set of requirements in order to be named a Fellow.
For nearly four decades, Sanders has led some of the most complex organizational transformations undertaken by the federal government, playing a key role in the reform of the U.S. Intelligence Community; the development of groundbreaking new human capital approaches in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the government’s Senior Executive Service; and the restructuring of the Internal Revenue Service. Today, Sanders is using his talent to help Booz Allen’s Defense, International, Civil, and Cybersecurity clients confront their most critical people challenges. Sanders holds a Doctorate of Public Administration from the George Washington University, as well as a Master of Science in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. A recipient of three Presidential Rank Awards and two Office of Personnel Management Theodore Roosevelt Awards, he also earned an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and was a finalist for the Partnership for Public Service’s Service to America Career Achievement Medal.
This summer, Booz Allen’s Belting Program received a Citation from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in recognition of the program’s contributions to increasing workforce capability and organizational competitiveness.
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