Senior Advisor, Sustainability
David A. Grant is a Venture Partner in the Sustainability Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.
Mr. Grant served as Associate Administrator for Mission Support and Chief Procurement Officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Obama administration beginning in September 2015.
Prior to his appointment as the FEMA Chief Procurement Officer, Mr. Grant served as Chief, Agency-Wide Shared Services (AWSS) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where he provided oversight and direction to key operational and administrative divisions in support of IRS tax administration.
He oversaw a staff of approximately 3,000 employees and managed a budget exceeding $3 billion in support of more than 100,000 IRS employees. His organization consisted of five operating divisions providing services for Procurement, Real Estate and Facilities Management, Employee Support Services, Physical Security & Emergency Preparedness, and Equal Employment Opportunity.
Prior to his appointment as Chief, AWSS, Mr. Grant served as the IRS Director, Office of Procurement, where he led a staff of more than 500 and managed the nationwide procurement program with an annual spending of approximately $2 billion and administration of contracts worth $15 billion.
Prior to his tenure with the IRS, Mr. Grant began as Department of the Army intern and held positions of increasing responsibility as a Contracting Officer with the Communications-Electronics Command, primarily supporting the digital replacement for the Tri-Service Tactical signal system providing echelon above corps tactical command, control, and communications capabilities.
Mr. Grant is a graduate of James Madison University and a long-time resident of Alexandria, Virginia.