Art Chantker is President of Potomac Forum, LTD, a national consulting company focusing on helping government and industry with their technology, management, and marketing needs. Artís specific interest is helping Agencies effectively procure and implement technology and manage their organization. Artís clients range in size from Fortune 100, to mid-size and small businesses.
Potomac Consortium, Inc sponsored the 900 person IT Millennia Gala on January 8, 2001 to celebrate the governmentís successful Y2K program and the 1200 person non-political e-Government and Technology Inaugural Gala on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2001, the historically first partnership of the federal government and industry technology community to welcome a new President and Administration.
Art retired from federal government service in 1997. During his government career, he served as the Department of Educationís first Director of Information Technology, Capital Planning and Investments, and had a key role in implementing the Clinger-Cohen Act within the Department of Education. Prior to Clinger-Cohen, he was Educationís Director of Information Technology. Art also served at the Office of Naval Research in the position now designated as the CIO and served in a similar position at the U.S. Marshal Service, Department of Justice. He also served in senior management positions with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.
During Artís government and industry career he has been involved in leadership positions in numerous professional organizations: A partial list includes:
∑AFFIRM (Past President Ė elected two separate times, Director for 9 years, and recipient of Life Membership Award)
∑Industry Advisory Council (Chair Software SIG, and formerly Association Liaison Chair)
∑Women In Technology (Member of Board of Directors since 1997)
∑Council for Excellence in Government (Principal since 1997)
∑National Technology Education Council (FGIPC) (Vice President and Board Member since 1999)
∑Asian American Business Roundtable (Vice President for External Affairs and Board Member since 1999)
Additionally, Art has moderated and chaired numerous conferences. He has chaired sessions and panels and served on numerous conference executive committees. He has received many government management awards including the Vice Presidentís Hammer Award.