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WINNER CoreNet Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year Stephen Dunn Director of Workplace CSRA, Inc. CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter Director of Workplace for CSRA, Stephen Dunn exemplifies the "Think Next. Now." philosophy that drives the company's IT services. CSRA culminated through a merging of SRA International and CSGov, resulting in an enterprise of 19,000 employees in 143 facilities and spanning 3.7 million rentable square feet (343,700 sq. m.). The reorganization and realignment of the merged real estate portfolio fell under Steve's leadership. David Keffer, CFO of CSRA, said "Steve Dunn's unique vision for CSRA's newly combined real estate portfolio is creating real value for our employees and our shareholders." And, indeed, Steve is somewhat of a renaissance man. As a practicing architect with high standards of financial management, he has both a deep understanding of complex accounting, as well as a creative eye for design and attention to detail. Steve's corporate real estate (CRE) skills, in addition to his naturally inclusive disposition, aided him in becoming a respected partner who communicates and collaborates at all levels in the company. Steve was instrumental in the development of the Bossier City Integrated Technology Center (ITC) in which state and city partnerships leveraged economic development incentives to create 800+ new jobs in the technology workforce. Larry Prior, CSRA president and CEO, said of the project, "The ITC is a next-generation IT center of excellence." Some of Steve's major initiatives included building a workplace team, communicating with the lines of business, and right-sizing the CSRA portfolio. Achievements included negotiating a contract for real estate and facilities management services that resulted in $1.5 million in annual savings; consolidating 100+ facility service vendors under a single contract; and instituting CSRA quality management systems. Steve's efforts to right-size CSRA's portfolio resulted in closure of 15 percent of (35) facilities and savings of $19.7 million, which benefited shareholders and allowed for reinvestment opportunities. Overall, he reduced the workplace budget by 15 percent in one year and shaved 15 percent of rentable square feet from the portfolio. 22 DECEMBER 2017 th E l E a DER

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