Steve Goodrich

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Goodrich is the president and CEO of The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE). He has more than 36 years of leading organizations and advising top government and private sector leaders in organizational effectiveness strategies to improve performance and effectiveness. Steve’s passion for excellence is the foundation for creating and guiding COE to serve the American people and care about its clients, employees and partners.

As a well-known thought leader, Steve is routinely sought out by organizations and federal thought leaders, including FedNewsRadio, to speak on effective ways to transform organizations. As part of his commitment to fundamentally changing government, Steve serves as a co-founder and vice chair of the Government Transformation Initiative (GTI). GTI’s primary focus is to support passage of legislation that establishes a non-partisan Federal Board to oversee and direct the transformation of federal government programs, functions and activities so they are more efficient, effective and economical.

Steve began his career in education and then transitioned into consulting in the power generation industry. As a division director in a large technology solutions firm, he guided the integration of technology into the workplace. He has held senior leadership positions in small and large firms. He has served on the White House Committee for Educational Reform, is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Association of Management Consulting Firms, and is often found on the speaking circuit. Steve has taught at the university level and has served on a number of corporate boards, as well as serving as Chairman of the Board of a 501(c)(3) charity.

Steve holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Fitchburg State University.

Steve is also the author of Transforming Government from Congress to the Cubicle, a book that calls for action from government leaders, agency managers, and any office staff member who believes that a change needs to take place in strengthening our government and its capacity to perform. You can purchase the book at, of which all proceeds from sales go directly to the national charity organization, “Homes for Our Troops.”

View more details about the book and how you can obtain your copy here.

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Aside from being published in a number of news websites, Steve has also been a guest speaker in a number of committee panels, key notes, and media programs. Click below to view a few of his appearances.

Government Matters - Takeaways from the 2018 FEVS

November 2018

OPM HR Solutions - Workforce Reform

April 2018

Government Matters - Top 10 Silent Killers of Government

November 2017

Government Matters - Transforming Government Through Reorganization

May 2017