WASHINGTON – Today, ITI announced Jonathan Pawlow will join its growing team as Senior Director, Government Affairs. Pawlow will focus on advocacy on public sector issues within the executive branch and U.S. Congress, including the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), supply chain, and acquisition reform legislation. ITI is the premier trade association representing the technology industry on public sector procurement and infrastructure-related policy issues.
“ITI is uniquely positioned to address increasingly complex public sector issues that affect our members,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s President and CEO. “As a seasoned congressional aide, Jon will help ensure our advocacy on issues ranging from supply chain management to acquisition reform to government modernization is informed by deep experience and sharp insight. We are pleased to welcome him to our growing team.”
Pawlow joins ITI as the organization expands its policy expertise in the vital public sector industry segment. Last month, ITI announced that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Chief Information Officer Gordon Bitko joined ITI as Senior Vice President to lead its public sector policy efforts.
Pawlow served for nearly 14 years on Capitol Hill, including more than 12 years for House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Adam Smith. He most recently served as Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff on Chairman Smith’s congressional office staff, where he was a senior advisor and manager for Mr. Smith, led a legislative policy team, managed a broad range of critical policy issues and initiatives, and worked very closely with the Armed Services Committee on the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) process and a range of other defense, industrial, and public sector matters.
Preceding his tenure on Capitol Hill, Pawlow worked outside of government to advance the policy priorities and public affairs objectives of public and nonprofit organizations and was a Virginia Governor’s Fellow. He holds a graduate degree from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia, and completed the Defense Strategy Course at the U.S. Army War College.