Jeff Herren

Jeff Herren spends his time between his farm in Remington, Virginia and his company offices in Washington, D.C.  He is currently CEO of Herren Associates, Inc., an engineering and management consulting firm.

Soon after graduating from Mississippi State University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering, Jeff went to work for Atlantic Research Corporation’s Gainsville, Virginia manufacturing facility.  At Atlantic Research Jeff developed, implemented, and improved manufacturing processes for solid propellant rocket motors, composite materials, and liquid propulsion systems.  After transitioning to an engineering company working at the U.S. Navy’s White Oak Laboratory, he joined strategy and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton as an engagement manager to develop, implement, and validate new business processes for Puerto Rico’s national import and duties tax department.

Jeff left Booz Allen Hamilton in 1989 to start Herren Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to maximizing the value of every taxpayer dollar.  Almost three decades later, he continues to partner with federal government clients to drive operational improvements and manage performance.  He has worked in a variety of settings to manage multi-year procurement programs, review highly complex system integrator proposals, and develop long-term investments strategies for government executives.  While Herren Associates, Inc. has enjoyed steady growth, Jeff acknowledges he is still learning and is quick to credit his experience as an industrial engineering undergraduate with the confidence to launch an entrepreneurial career. 

With Jeff at the helm, Herren Associates, Inc. has consistently ranked on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America.   Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University.  He earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from George Washington University.  Jeff is an advisory board member at Virginia Tech, was named as a Distinguished Fellow at Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering, and is a member of the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association, American Society for Quality, Association of the United States Army, and United States Naval Institute.  

As the President of Herren Associates, Inc., Jeff Voth is responsible for leading a team of management consultants serving the federal government across a wide range of markets, including energy and environment, healthcare, and critical information technology infrastructure.  He also serves as an advisor to a number of nonprofits ranging from global expansion initiatives at The World Lens Foundation to advancing the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Development (LEAD) program at The Partnership for Public Service.

Washington Business Journal named Jeff one of “40 Business Leaders Under Forty.”  A strong believer in new solution-based policies, Jeff has authored technical and policy articles on energy and national security in several peer-reviewed journals.  His extended papers have appeared in World Politics Review, Naval Engineers Journal, and Harvard’s Kennedy School Review.

An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Jeff was a 2012 Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  He holds master’s degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and ESADE Business and Law School (Spain), and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Barbara Anderson, the Director of Strategy and Performance Management and the Civil Market Lead at Herren Associates, is a proven leader with over twenty years of organizational and management consulting experience with government and not-for-profit clients. Barbara delivers strategy to senior government and not-for-profit leaders who manage complex, changing environments with diverse stakeholder requirements. She is experienced in facilitating cross-agency engagement with joint governance to produce shared outcomes. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, performance management, organizational assessment, organizational design and governance, change management, facilitation, strategic communications, and process improvement. She has served clients in a variety of industries including health, defense, and education.

While at Herren, Barbara’s impact has included developing strategies for improving government-wide performance management with the Performance Improvement Council, facilitating the design of future strategies for technology insertion and warfare systems planning in the Navy, developing improvements to the management of processes for medical research oversight in the Army, developing capacity for performance improvement at Labor, and identifying operational improvements at the FTC.

Barbara holds a BA from Michigan State University in Business and an MS from American University in Organizational Development, plus certifications in Organizational Design, Change Management, and Artificial Intelligence Management. She is an advisory board member of the Duncan Tree Foundation and enjoys raising heirloom tomatoes, cooking for friends, making jewelry, and laughing out loud.

Ann Hawpe started with Herren in 2003 and currently provides Cost Estimating and Analysis support to Navy programs. She leads Herren’s Program Analysis and Cost Engineering team and advises on multiple, complex cost estimating and research projects. She has experience across five major Department of Navy Programs (PEO SHIPS, PEO SUBS, PEO EIS, PEO IWS, and NAVSEA 05C) and the Naval Center for Cost Analysis, requiring her to work with senior military officers in managing program issues.  She has supported the Navy in the areas of Production Planning and Engineering, Program and Project Management, Cost Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Acquisition Management.  She is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst, PMP, and LSS Green Belt. Ann uses her knowledge of Cost Analysis and Lean Six Sigma to identify areas of cost savings through process improvements and implements these changes to achieve efficient business processes.

Ann earned her BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and MS in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from George Washington University. Ann also serves as the Programs Chair on the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association Washington Area Chapter Board of Directors, planning monthly luncheons and other events for the DC Cost Community.

In her free time, Ann enjoys yoga, barre, and spending time on the beach with her husband, two children, and a black Labrador.

Heath Marshall is a Management Consultant with experience in government and commercial consulting providing analytical, program management, and advisory services. He currently supports PMS 320 Electric Ships Office by facilitating the transfer new energy technologies to the Naval Fleet.  He has supported Program Offices throughout PEO Ships while serving as managing editor for both the Naval Power & Energy Systems Technology Development Roadmap and the Navy’s Flexible Ships Roadmap.  He has also supported the FAA by evaluating conversion requirements from Instructor Led Training to Technology Based Training for personnel in all training pipelines and executed pro-bono work for Good360 to streamline their enterprise resource process.

Previously working in the Navy, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Deloitte, Heath has experience in all facets of business operations ranging from Total Ownership Cost (TOC) calculations to cutting edge technology development.  His experience as a Nuclear Power Officer provided expertise in personnel management, quality control / assurance, maritime shipboard operations, and seaport activities.

Heath holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA in Economics from the United States Naval Academy. 

Andreya Dalianis is a Senior Associate at Herren responsible for leading a portfolio of client engagements focused on financial planning and budgeting, program management, strategic planning, audit readiness, and portfolio management for the U.S. Navy. She has served integral roles across various programs, including risk analysis, process mapping, financial analysis, continuous process improvement, and portfolio management.

Andreya is Lean Six Sigma Green belt certified and holds a BA in Business and Sociology from James Madison University. Although New Yorker at heart, Andreya resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, two young sons, and dog. In her rare free time, she enjoys running, traveling, and winning fantasy football championships.

Tom Sullivan has over 14 years of financial cost modeling and business strategy experience across the commercial and federal sectors. He is currently a Lead Associate at Herren Associates managing a contract supporting the Navy’s Surface Ship Modernization Program (SEA21/PMS407) at NAVSEA Headquarters. In support of PMS407, Mr. Sullivan manages the development of cost models for nine different ship classes to aid the budget submission process. Additionally, he develops metrics and presentations for Senior Leadership to track the program’s success.

Prior to supporting PMS407 at Herren, Mr. Sullivan worked at PwC where he supported a strategic risk assessment for the U.S. Department of Education, and reverse supply chain project for the mutilated coin program run by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, Mr. Sullivan worked for Pace Global Energy Services, a Siemen’s Business, where he developed financial cost models and evaluated emerging technologies for commercial natural gas, LNG, and biofuel related projects.

Mr. Sullivan received his MBA in Finance from Loyola University Chicago and his BBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is PMP certified.

Tim Voth is a Lead Associate at Herren Associates where he works with government and industry teams to drive increased value by leveraging digital technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics. Tim’s proven track record of implementing and sustaining systems that improve product quality and cost metrics within large-scale, strategic PMOs has led to Herren’s positive within it’s NAVSEA client space including; successful demonstration of virtualization technology resulting an a 5x computing infrastructure footprint reduction and providing a proof of concept of an Agile ‘continuous integration – continuous delivery’ approach reducing deliveries timelines by over 90.

In his off-time Tim is an avid gamer and has raised over $10,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals though his game-a-thon events. In addition to gaming, he enjoys trying to train his dog’s Mush and Wedge and spending time with his family and fiends.

Tim holds a holds BS in Finance from Virginia Tech and is undertaking a MEng in Systems Engineering through the University of Virginia. Mr. Voth is a Certified Agile Practitioner and received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the American Society for Quality.


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