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Our clients call upon us to work on their hardest problems—delivering effective health care, protecting warfighters and their families, keeping our national infrastructure secure, bringing into focus the traditional boundaries between consumer products and manufacturing as those boundaries blur.
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I believe in standing in your clients’ shoes to truly understand their missions and their needs. As the first woman to receive the Booz Allen Women of Distinction Award, I’ve spent the last 25 years at the firm doing just that, as well as taking opportunities to learn and surround myself with a talented support team.
Whether it’s helping clients think through and structure an acquisition, RFP, solicitation or program, I strive to get them they the services they need in a way that makes sense in terms of quality, people and price point.
And having traveled the world as a flight attendant for a summer while still in college, I bring a global perspective to my work—and see more of that in the firm’s future.
Vice President Joan Wolfle is the group administrative officer for our Defense and Intelligence market. Based in the firm’s McLean, Virginia, headquarters, Joan has been with the firm for 24 years. Joan leads a team of more than 400 staff responsible for contracts, subcontracts, finance, human resources, recruiting and resource management, and marketing and communications support. She also is responsible for the Corporate Quality Program.
Joan is a member of various market and corporate governing groups within the firm, including the Defense and Intelligence Leadership Team, Corporate Enterprise Risk Management Steering Committee, Corporate IT Operating Group, and Corporate Enterprise Reporting and Analysis Steering Committee.
Previously, Joan served as the manager of contracts for Aspen Systems Corp. Prior to that, Joan was assistant director of the Police Foundation, a private operating foundation established under the auspices of the Ford Foundation. As assistant director and program officer, Joan was responsible for foundation grants and contracts with federal, state, and local organizations.
As director of sponsored programs at the State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam College, Joan was responsible for administration of all grants and contracts awarded to the college.
At the Department of Justice, Joan managed a federal assistance program and was responsible for interagency funding of special initiatives involving the Justice, Health and Human Services, and Education Departments. She was the staff director of a presidential commission on juvenile justice and an interagency council chaired by the attorney general. She also served on source evaluation boards for the Justice Department and other federal agencies.
Joan is the Professional Services Council’s representative to the Council of Defense and Security Industry Association and a member of the Aleethia Foundation Advisory Board. She received a B.A. from The George Washington University and completed graduate studies in public administration at the University of Southern California.
What makes Booz Allen right for your clients? I would say it probably is not just a longstanding history supporting the government, which is 98 percent of business. But we have a backbone in our niche; we have a heritage of management consulting, it informs how we deliver technology services. So it gives us the ability to communicate and think through problems and find strategies when we are delivering highly technical services, or developing classified products and services.
What are your three tips for motivating and managing your people? It’s really important to give each person on the team as much responsibility on your as much as they would like to have and can take on. Giving people as much responsibility as possible gives them room to grow and find their job fulfilling. Two, if you do that, you have to understand they will make mistakes and fall down. They have to know and trust that you will have their backs. It’s okay to trip along the way and that’s okay. They need to feel truly valued. You appreciate their contribution and their value.
What is the best business advice you’ve been given? If you need help, ask for it. If someone asks for help, give it. Don’t go on a hero’s journey; it’s hard to go it alone.
Give two words to describe you in high school: Busy and goal-oriented.
What was your first job? I worked in a department store. The most interesting job in college was between my sophomore and junior year. At the time the international airlines wanted students to be flight attendants who spoke more than one language. I spoke Spanish and I was in college. So I was recruited to be an intern and I went through a full flight attendant certification; they let me out of school six weeks early to be trained. I spent all summer flying around the world being a flight attendant. It was wonderful. I think about going to Kennedy Airport at 20 years old and taking off for two weeks. I think about it now.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher.
What do you feel nostalgic about? My hometown. I grew up in a wonderful small town on Long Island with great friends.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Anytime you can be near the ocean is great. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or cold, it’s still great.
What is your strongest character trait? I think I’m pretty loyal to people and to things.
What’s an idea you wish you’d thought of? Right now, I think it would be Uber.
What can we all do to be happier in life? I think we cannot take ourselves too seriously. Things go by so quickly, take time to enjoy things.
Where do you see Booz Allen in the next 100 years? I think we will move toward highly technical things, engineering, software development, kinetic energy, laser. High-end services. I believe we will always have the U.S. government as our primary client, but 100 years from now we will have a more robust global presence with global clients, because everything will be global at that point.