Very sad news out of Virginia as we learned this morning that longtime Deloitte Government & Public Sector Principal Greg Pellegrino died after a single-car accident in Loudoun County, VA, on April 25. He was 55 years old.
According to Patch.com, the accident occurred at the intersection of Lime Kiln Road and Snickersville Turnpike. The website reported:
Authorities said that Pellegrino’s 2012 Bentley GT ran off the road before 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The car then struck a tree, state police officials said.
Pellegrino was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to a news release from Virginia State Police. He died at the scene.
The investigation is still ongoing. However, authorities believe that a medical emergency may have contributed to the crash.
Pellegrino, a resident of Middleburg, VA, had served as a customer strategy and applied design principal in the GPS practice at Deloitte Consulting, according to his LinkedIn bio:
He serves as the Executive Branch Affairs Leader responsible for Deloitte’s relationship with The White House. Greg is also leader of the Government & Public Service industry election & transition planning and government relations liaison to Deloitte’s Policy & Government Relations office in Washington, D.C. With over 35 years working with clients in government and private industry, his roles include responsibility for business operations, client delivery and business performance. He focuses on helping his clients navigate complexity, boost performance and anticipate change.
Greg’s work shifts paradigms, driving performance improvements with models that break the mold and answering uncertainty with entrepreneurial endeavor. He has led large-scale, system-wide transformation efforts in critical areas such as public safety, cyber-security, transportation, and counter-terrorism. Greg helped to redesign and consolidate the civil aviation security systems for the U.S. government after 9/11. He helped remodel highway transportation systems across the nation to shorten wait times and save lives. His contribution to the overhaul of the national organ transplantation system received the prestigious Smithsonian Award for the application of technology to the public sector. Philanthropic coalitions and citizen groups have engaged him as a policy architect to advance systemic change.
In 2016, Greg led a team serving the US Department of Veterans Affairs #VA in an effort to create a Chief Veteran Experience #CX office along with the accompanying strategy to transform the VA and become more veteran-centric through improved veteran customer experiences.
Pellegrino joined Deloitte Consulting in 1999 as the global leader of the firm’s e-government efforts.