Oceanside Meet: "All of us tell stories about ourselves, and stories define us." Our guest speaker, Managing Director at Ernst & Young and retired US Navy Rear Admiral, John Polowczyk shares his story from the Navy to the White House and then industry, including what challenges he faced when serving as the White House Supply Chain lead on the Coronavirus Task Force from March to November 2020.
Guest speaker's bio: John Polowczyk is the Managing Director at Ernst & Young, and recently served as the White House Supply Chain lead on the Coronavirus Task Force to ensure health care workers get what they need when they need it. John was brought in from the Joint Staff to stabilize the supply chain in response to the pandemic. A career supply chain and logistics professional with 34 years of experience across strategy development, information technology, financial and acquisition management. Previously he served as the Vice Director for Logistics to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As the Director for Navy Logistics Programs and Business Operations, he was responsible for all Navy supply chain policy and operations to include all Navy business systems. During this tour, he modernized Navy ERP to meet Navy audit goals. John's educational experience come from the Executive Development Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire; M.S., National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.; M.S., Management (Acquisition & Contract Management), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California; and B.S., Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.