Joann Kansier

Joann Kansier

Area(s) of Expertise: Project Management
Key Industries: Aerospace, Government


Informed Solutions LLC, President and Sole Proprietor
Created a consulting company providing guidance and assistance to other small businesses seeking federal contracts.

Grant Thornton LLP, Global Public Sector, Director
Account Manager, Department of Transportation. Grew account from $2.5M to $25M. Providing consulting services to the FAA in the areas of Federal acquisition, performance-based contracting, strategic planning, metrics development, management and analysis, and organizational improvement. Lead instructor. Developed course materials and taught performance-based contracting and competitive sourcing to Federal employees.

Federal Aviation Administration, Director, Office of Competitive Sourcing
Member of the Senior Executive Service. Led the Federal Government's largest public-private competition, resulting in savings of $2.2B over 12 years.

Federal Aviation Administration, Program Director, Mission Analysis and Requirements Development
Led the Air Traffic Services prioritization of the FAA's Capital Improvement and Research and Development budgets ($3B and $125M, respectively). Led the organization that developed mission statements and requirements for all FAA Major Systems Acquisitions.

Federal Aviation Administration, Integrated Product Team Leader for Terminal, Tower Automation Systems and Weather Programs
Program manager for multi-million dollar acquisitions involving technical equipment and services for Air Traffic Controllers.

  • MBA, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • BA, Economics, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Senior Executive Fellow Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts