Mark Gerencser is a Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President. He led the firm’s Commercial Business focused on helping financial services, health, and energy & utilities clients address complex issues associated with cybersecurity, business and IT transformation, and risk mitigation.
In addition to leading the firm’s Commercial Business, Mr. Gerencser advised government, private, and non-profit sectors on how to create and sustain megacommunities to solve complex problems in infrastructure development, enhancement and renewal. He has significant expertise and depth across the energy, environment, and transportation sectors, and currently serves as a member of the BiPartisan Policy Center Energy Policy Project.
He served as the Managing Director of the Global Government Business, leading the public sector business within the US and abroad. He served six terms on Booz Allen’s Board of Directors and was a member of the firm’s leadership team that set the strategic agenda, market strategy, resource allocation, and major investments. He now serves as Chairman of the Firm’s Partnership Committee.
Mr. Gerencser has led Booz Allen’s national security business and created its homeland security practice. He created the commercial enterprise resilience practice serving clients in consumer, financial services, energy, and healthcare industries. He also created Booz Allen’s Infrastructure Center of Excellence. Mr. Gerencser joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 1982.
Mr. Gerencser has had many external leadership roles, including: leading an industry expert panel addressing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) infrastructure resilience; facilitating CEO roundtables addressing the interdependencies between business, trade, and security; hosting a Cyber-Summit for Fortune 1000 and Government Agency CIOs to create a shared agenda on information privacy and assurance; chairing several technology studies for the Electronics Industries Association to forecast the impact of technological change; leading war games and multi-stakeholder simulations to address port security, bioterrorism, and cybersecurity challenges; and representing industry to several Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Net Assessment initiatives to help assess US defense readiness. He currently serves on a bipartisan policy center commission addressing energy security policy for the United States.
Mr. Gerencser was nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate (Armed Services Committee) as a member of the National Security Education Board, chaired by the Secretary of Defense. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), serves on its Board of Directors and was Chairman of its Policy Committee. He is Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland, University College where, in 2009, he received the President’s Medal for his leadership and vision in advancing higher education. He is a board member of Security Technology Institute incubating the growth of new cyber technology companies in the State of Maryland.
Consulting Magazine in 2007 named him as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world. ExecutiveBiz Magazine named him one of the Top 10 Game Changers in Washington DC for 2009 and one of the Top 20 People to Watch for 2011. Virginia Business Magazine listed him as one of the Top 25 Executives to Watch in 2011.
Mr. Gerencser co-authored a Washington Post best seller entitled, Megacommunities, which defines how leaders in government, private sector and civil society can tackle today’s global challenges together. He has also authored numerous articles on technology and policy (Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Robotic Vehicles, Toward a Digital Democracy, Re-Imagining America’s Infrastructure) and its impact on business or national security. His keynote speech at the 2009 Cybersecurity Symposium was recognized as one of “The best thoughts of the best minds on current national questions” by Vital Speeches of the Day.
He has appeared on numerous television news programs produced by MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN, and has been featured in print media, including the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and the Washington Post).
Mr. Gerencser holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and an M.S. degree in technology management from the University of Maryland, University College.more » « less