Martha Dorris Wins 2015 John J. Franke Award


Martha Dorris, Director of Strategic Programs for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, is this year’s recipient of the John J. Franke award, presented by ACT-IAC. The award is named for the late John J. Franke, a longtime senior executive and Director of the Federal Quality Institute, who was committed to the idea of a government that effectively served the public.

DorrisAn established leader with more than 30 years of experience, Dorris is a committed public servant who’s earned numerous awards and honors when it comes to her efforts on behalf of citizen engagement. She’s successfully worked to develop policy, acquisition and citizen services at GSA and led the agency’s Office of Citizen Services for more than a decade, driving the office to fully deliver high-value services and information to the public through GSA’s award-winning federal portals,, and as well as 1-800-FED-INFO and many social media channels.

Martha Dorris said:

“In my 33 years at GSA, I have been fortunate to have been given opportunities to be part of the acquisition and information technology communities that improve government and provide a better experience to the public.”

Dorris’ efforts at GSA and the International Council for IT in Government Administration led to the creation of numerous intergovernmental networks and communities, including North American Day and the Five Nation CIO Council which offers a global network for knowledge-sharing.

Other current and former GSA employees who have won this honor include:  Mary Davie, Dave McClure, Jim Williams, John Johnson, John Okay, Frank McDonough and G. Martin (Marty) Wagner, recipient of the inaugural Franke award.

Last Reviewed: 2018-03-12