G2X TAKE: Sharon Ridley, building on her prior experience serving VA through a series of progressively responsible roles, takes on a new challenge with the Department of Veterans Affairs as Executive Director for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Ridley had been serving as the Executive Director since last January.
"Prior to her position with OSDBU, Ms. Ridley served as the Executive Director, Network Support, leading initiatives to advance Secretary of Veterans Affairs priorities. Reporting directly to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management of the largest integrated health care system in the nation ($70B budget, 1250 sites of care, and more than 300,000 employees). In this role she provided health care operations guidance and information on strategic initiatives to regional leadership including 18 Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) directors and 172 medical center directors. Ms. Ridley previously served for 6 years as Chief Operating Officer in the Veterans Health Administration Procurement and Logistics Office" Source: VetBiz.
Ridley replaces Ruby Harvey who we announced had retired last month after serving Veterans Affairs for more than a decade. More here.
Prior roles include:
Deputy Executive Director - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Executive Director Network Support - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Chief Operating Officer - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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