IAOP Announces Executive Committee of its Strategic Advisory Board
WINDERMERE, FL, July 12, 2016 – IAOP® announced today the newly-formed Executive Committee of its Strategic Advisory Board, which reflects the evolution of the association, its vision for the future and its ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of its members.

The strategic direction of IAOP is developed in collaboration with the advice and counsel of its Strategic Advisory Board, which is comprised of leading industry executives representing customers, providers and advisors from IAOP’s Founding and Corporate Membership. 

IAOP’s Executive Committee is chaired by Megan Carlyle, Office of the CIO, Fannie Mae, and will include Neil Hirshman, COP, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and John Maher, COP, Executive Managing Director, CBRE as vice-chairs.  Michael Corbett, IAOP’s founder, will assume the chair emeritus role.

“Our newly-formed Executive Committee will be instrumental in helping us work to create increased value for our members, expand our global reach, grow our certification programs and help lead IAOP and the outsourcing industry into the future,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “I look forward to working with the members of the Executive Committee in their new roles as we continue to drive superior results for our members and the industry.”

IAOP’s Executive Committee
Megan Carlyle is the Governance Lead at Fannie Mae and is responsible for establishing and managing the governance to manage outsourced and strategic services for Operations & Technology. She sets the strategic vision for the governance program and oversees all functions, including contract and financial management, as well as performance and relationship management. She is also the lead for Fannie Mae’s divisional vendor management strategy. Prior to this role, Ms. Carlyle served as a Deputy General Counsel at Fannie Mae. 

“I’m delighted and honored to be asked to serve as the Chairperson of IAOP’s first Executive Committee of the Strategic Advisory Board,” said Carlyle. “I’ve benefited greatly from my involvement with IAOP over the years, learning from talented outsourcing professionals from around the world. The experience and generosity of IAOP’s members is outstanding—collaboration really is at the heart of the association. As part of the Executive Committee, I hope to bring more focus to how we can build on the incredible program that exists today and enhance the collaboration and learning further.”

Neil Hirshman co-leads Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Technology & IP Transactions Practice firm-wide. Neil’s practice is focused on transactions involving technology or intellectual property, including representing both customers and providers in business process and information technology outsourcing transactions. Neil has been recognized by many for his contribution to the outsourcing industry, including being named a leading lawyer in Outsourcing in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2007-2016 and in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2009-2016 and selected by peers for inclusion in the 2009-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Technology Law. Neil, a Certified Outsourcing Professional, is the founder and co-chair of both the Chicago and Northern California Chapters of IAOP and he sits on the Strategic Advisory Board, Regional Advisory Board, Advocacy and Outreach Committee and Chapter Guidance Council of IAOP.

“It is a privilege to be able to serve on the newly-formed Executive Committee,” said Hirshman. “Kirkland & Ellis, a founding member of IAOP, has enthusiastically partnered with IAOP for the last 11 years to establish a community of outsourcing professionals dedicated to innovative work and thought leadership in the industry. One goal I have for the Executive Committee is to develop ways to increase membership in IAOP, as IAOP’s strength comes in large part from the quality and size of its membership and the participation of highly collaborative individuals and organizations.”

John C. Maher is Executive Vice President of Global Workplace Solutions Brokerage for CBRE; he is responsible for the growth of CBRE’s brokerage business with corporate clients headquartered in the East. John is recognized in the outsourcing and real estate industries as a collaborative leader who has helped a wide range of corporate clients structure and implement highly successful business partnerships that turn innovative solutions into executable change. He is a Certified Outsourcing Professional and also chairs IAOP’s Advocacy and Outreach Committee.

"I am pleased to become a member of IAOP’s newly-formed Executive Committee for the Strategic Advisory Board,” said Maher. “Each committee member brings unique knowledge, business expertise, and industry perspective to the Board. Whether you are a customer, advisor, or service provider searching for a way to revitalize a business function or help expand a successful company with new and profitable growth opportunities, IAOP provides unmatched resources for converting innovative solutions into executable outcomes.”

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