The IBC Executive Leadership Team is responsible for carrying out the goals and strategies of the organization.

Quan M. Boatman, Acting Director and Deputy Director, IBC

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Quan M. Boatman is currently serving as the acting IBC Director. In that role, Quan is responsible for leading the delivery of shared services to support Interior offices and bureaus, as well as over 150 other federal agencies. She oversees a workforce of 900+ personnel charged with the mission of providing business support services to client agencies so they may focus on achieving their missions.

As the IBC Deputy Director, Quan serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer to ensure effective planning and management of IBC services, operations, and resources. She is also responsible for guiding IBC’s strategy, risk, and performance management functions while supporting IBC’s three customer-facing shared service areas of assisted acquisition, financial management, and human resources/payroll.

With nearly 20 years of professional career experience (11 with the federal government), she is recognized as an expert in cost reduction and program efficiencies which result in improved management of organizational and budget resources to eliminate waste, streamline processes, and implement continuous improvement processes.

Prior to the IBC, Quan held various leadership roles with the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). In the Office of Customer and Stakeholder Engagement, she served as the Director of the Vendor Engagement and Training Division, overseeing execution of two national programs: Voice of the Supplier Program Management Office (PMO) and federal acquisition workforce training; and Branch Chief of the National Account Management Strategy Division, overseeing a national customer engagement team supporting DoD and civilian agencies’ procurement contracting activities. In the Office of Enterprise Management, Quan served as the Acting Branch Chief for the Category Management PMO and Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) PMO, responsible for the $460M government-wide procurement obligations, program delivery, management controls, and performance oversight.

Quan began her federal career as a Team Lead at the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer where she led enterprise management of acquisition spend valued at $11B for sustainable operations for information technology (IT) services, professional services, office supplies, software licenses, relocation, financial management, and logistics management. In 2013, she was selected for a detail assignment with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a policy analyst with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy supporting OMB’s Government-wide Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI).

Before the federal government, Quan worked for the private sector, state government, and non-profit organizations and held various professional positions, gaining extensive experience in project management, business process improvement, supply chain management, and cost reduction management for global and geographically separated organizations. Quan holds a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). She is a native of Richmond, Virginia, and currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband, Johnny, and they have three adult children.

Matthew J. (Matt) Costello, Associate Director, Enterprise Management, IBC

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Matt Costello is the Associate Director for Enterprise Management and Chief Financial Officer of the Interior Business Center. Matt has been with IBC since 2017, and with the Department of the Interior since 2001.

Beginning his federal career as an Ethics Advisor in the Departmental Ethics Office and Associate Deputy Ethics Counselor for the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Matt also served as Ethics Counselor to DOI’s senior political leadership. Matt moved to the Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution serving in various roles including CADR Director. Matt led the development and implementation of the Department’s Organizational Ombuds program and support for public private public engagement and environmental collaboration efforts including the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking for native schools.

Matt also served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology, Information and Business Service leading the reorganization and rebranding of the then National Business Center to the Interior Business Center, as well as the Department’s IT Transformation efforts to centralize core IT functions. Matt also served as the Department’s Open Government lead and worked on the renovation of the Morris K. Udall Building and the creation of the Fingerprints Child Care Center.

In the summer and fall of 2016, Matt served as the Department’s lead in its response to several high-profile accusations of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. Matt led the Department and a multi-functional SES team in the development of the Department’s survey on harassment and discrimination, development of a mandatory single day in person training for all Departmental Senior Executives, development of a Department contract for independent investigation of allegations of harassment, and coordination of bureau and departmental antiharassment and discrimination policies. 

Matt is a graduate of the DOI’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Julia and two sons Jackson and Turner.

Sharon Roberts, Associate Director, Acquisition Services, IBC

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Sharon Roberts is the Associate Director of the Interior Business Center’s Acquisition Services Directorate. Her responsibilities include the oversight of a wide range of mission critical acquisition support services.

Sharon brings an extensive background in leading federal personnel and acquisition programs, to include leveraging innovation and technological solutions to improve organizational and program performance. Sharon’s distinguished professional career includes dual service in a civil service capacity while at the same time serving as an Officer in United States Army Reserve. Although retired from the US Army Reserves, she continues her public service dedication as a federal civilian. Sharon first joined IBC more than eight years ago, as AQD’s Deputy Associate Director and Bureau Procurement Chief.

Sharon has been supporting and leading federal acquisition, business operations, information technology, and human capital programs. In addition to serving within the Department of Interior, she has served within the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice. Sharon has earned two degrees in the field of Aerospace and most recently completed a degree in the Executive Leadership Program from George Washington University.

W. "Baze" Bazemore, Associate Director, Financial Management, IBC

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W. “Baze” Bazemore is the Associate Director of the Interior Business Center’s Financial Management Directorate. His responsibilities include the delivery of accounting operations, financial systems implementations, travel, charge card and other services to over seventy customers throughout the Department of the Interior and external government agencies. 

Baze began his professional career in the United States Marine Corps where he served 23 years as a Communications and Information Systems Officer including managing deployments of Pay, Personnel, and Accounting Systems at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in Kansas City. He has over 25 years of experience in managing IT infrastructure, telecommunications, systems implementation and other technology intensive programs in support of federal – civilian agencies and Department of Defense – and state organizations. Baze joined IBC in May of 2016 as the Project Management Branch Chief and later became the Deputy Associate Director. He is a 2019 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and holds Master of Science Degrees in Information Technology Management and Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and George Washington University respectively.

Julie Bednar, Associate Director, Human Resources, IBC

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Julie Bednar is the Associate Director of the Interior Business Center’s Human Resources Directorate. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the full breadth of Human Resources services.

Julie began her federal civilian career in 1991 as a GS-4 secretary with the Internal Revenue Service in Denver. Julie joined IBC in 2001, starting as an HR Specialist. She quickly rose through the ranks to Lead HR Specialist, HR Supervisor, HR Officer, IBC’s HR Deputy Associate Director, and culminating in her current position as IBC’s HR Associate Director. Her wide range of experience in federal human resources includes all fields of HR including classification, staffing, benefits, employee relations, labor relations and HR systems.

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