Roger Waldron serves as president of the Coalition for Government Procurement and brings more than 25 years of high-profile government contracting experience. In his role as president, Roger promotes common sense in government procurement and works to ensure the procurement system provides sound business opportunities that deliver best value for customer agencies and the taxpayer.
Roger has extensive experience in GSA Multiple Award Schedule Programs including 20 years with the General Services Administration. During his time at GSA Roger held several positions including Senior Assistant General Counsel, Director, Acquisition Management Center, and finally, as Acting Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, where he was responsible for the development, issuance and monitoring of acquisition policies and procedures governing GSA's $60 billion procurement operations. While at GSA Roger was selected by the Executive Office of the President, to serve on the 14 member Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) Acquisition Advisory Panel, which provided extensive recommendations to Congress and OMB on effective and efficient procurement of commercial services.
Prior to joining the Coalition Roger was counsel at Mayer Brown LLP, where he advised clients on all aspects of government contracting including review of solicitations, contract compliance issues, subcontracts and teaming agreements, data rights, organizational and personal conflicts of interest, ethics, suspension and debarment, performance disputes and audits. In addition, Roger participated as litigation counsel in several major GAO bid protests including the Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, NASA's GOES-R and the FBI's Next Generation Identification contract awards.
Roger is the host of the WFED radio show Off the Shelf, and the leading contributor to the FAR and Beyond blog. He also serves as a Director on the Procurement Round Table.
Roger holds a BA from Bowdoin College and a JD from University of Richmond. Roger is a member of the bar in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.