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Mr. Joseph Augustyn

Mr. Joseph Augustyn worked as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton from February 2004 to March 2010. Prior to BAH he worked as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Mr. Augustyn enjoyed at the CIA, a successful, 28-year tenure, culminating in his appointment in May 2002 as the Deputy Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Homeland Security.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Justice & Law Enforcement

Geographies: North America


Mr. Charles Baker

Mr. Baker retired in August 2013 after ten years in three executive positions at NOAA. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for NOAA Satellites, as NOAA's Deputy Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, and as NOAA's Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Operations. Prior to NOAA, Mr. Baker served for thirty years at the Department of Defense (DoD), serving in the Department of the Navy and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Expertise: Department of Defense; Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America


Mr. Nelson Balido

Mr. Balido serves as the Chairman/CEO of the Energy Council of the Americas and the Border Commerce and Security Council, two non-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of energy education, border security and trade facilitation in various markets across our national borders. He is a sought-after public speaker for US Trade and Border Security conferences, the ASPEN Institute and the US Department of Commerce to name a few. He is a FOX NEWS contributor on issues surrounding Border Trade and Security and has worked within several Federal agencies, including FEMA, US Department of Commerce and the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He has served on various boards and commissions at the federal and state level and as director of Private sector issues and business outreach. He holds an active Top Secret/SCI Clearance.

Expertise: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, US/Mexico Relations, Border Security, Trade Facilitation, Private Sector Outreach, Public Relations

Geographies: North America


Mr. James C. Ballard

Mr. James C. Ballard recently founded Global Services & Solutions, Inc. (GSS), which provides the federal government with program management, continuity of operations, and acquisition support. He also served as SVP at 21st Century Systems, Inc. (21CSI) and, COO and then President of Perot Systems Government Services (PSGS). He spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain after serving as Deputy Program Manager and Technical Director for Ocean Engineering Programs, Director of Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance, and Major Program Manager for Nuclear Attack Submarines.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Mr. Michael Bergeron

Mr. Bergeron is an executive with over a decade of experience in senior positions at the CIA. Most recently, Mr. Bergeron held the position of Vice President of the Business Unit at Altamira Corporation, where he oversaw the successful merger of two predecessor companies, Invertix and Near Infinity, into a single entity. Prior to joining Altamira Corporation Mr. Bergeron held several senior positions at the CIA. Mr. Bergeron served as the Chief/Deputy Chief of Non-Traditional Support from 2006 until early 2013.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. Walter E. Buchanan III had a long and successful career with the U.S. Air Force, culminating in his appointment as Commander of the Central Command Air Forces and Ninth Air Force, Shaw AFB, South Carolina. He also served in various other positions within the USAF, including Commander of the Joint Task Force South-West Asia and Deputy to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia; Director of Operations and Training of the USAF, Pentagon: Commander 325thFighter Wing.

Expertise: Department of Defense; Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific


Mr. Thomas E. Davidson

Mr. Thomas E. Davidson served the U.S. Air Force for 26 years with the rank of Colonel. Mr. Davidson held the positions of Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs and Chief of the Plans, Policy, and Programs Division at Air Force Special Operations Command. He was selected in 1987 as a charter member of the newly created OASD (SO/LIC), where he served initially as Assistant for Special Operations, and then as Acting Director of Policy Planning.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America


Mr. Alun Evans, CMG

Mr. Alun Evans is currently Chairman of Lexicon Data Ltd, Deputy Chairman of the British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, and Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Asian Investment Trust. Mr. Evans spent the majority of his career in the British Diplomatic Service, and served abroad in Rangoon, Singapore, Geneva, and Pretoria. He completed his final post as Director responsible for IT and Communications.

Expertise: Intelligence Community

Geographies: Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Brazil


Mr. Mark Fallon

Mr. Fallon has had an impressive career in the national security, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence arenas, having served as a national security consultant, DHS Senior Executive Service member, and NCIS Deputy Assistant Director. He serves as Chair of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) Research Committee and has worked closely with agencies within the intelligence and investigative communities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Army Criminal Investigation Division Command, Military Intelligence and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Expertise: Law Enforcement/National Security Consulting, Counterterrorism/Counterintelligence, Risk Mitigation, Criminal Investigations, Training, DHS, NCIS, and DOD

Geographies: North America, Middle East, and Asia


Mr. Dennis Filler

Mr. Dennis Filler was the first CIO for the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO), where he led the consolidation of IT services across the ATO, the development of a standardized national IT service delivery infrastructure, the development of two National Data Centers and the implementation of an Enterprise Architecture for the ATO. He also served in many positions at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, including Chief Scientist and Acting Deputy Director. Earlier in his career he was an engineer for Martin Marrietta Corporation and SciTec Incorporated.

Expertise: Federal Civilian Agencies; Digital, Cyber Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific


Mr. Robert J. Finan II

Mr. Robert J. Finan II was the Assistant Director for Operations of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), in which capacity he oversaw all operational divisions and programs. He was a member of the Senior Executive Service and his previous roles included Assistant Director of Executive Services, Assistant Director of Investigations and Assistant Director of Judicial Security of the USMS. Prior to the USMS, he was the Assistant Director of NCIS. He also served more than 20 years as a special agent and supervisor within the U.S. Secret Service. He completed a combat tour in Vietnam as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Army Commendation medal.

Expertise: Department of Defense, Justice & Law Enforcement

Geographies: North America


Mr. W. Scott Gray

W. Scott Gray IV has had a long and distinguished career at General Dynamics and in the US Navy. Most recently, Mr. Gray worked for General Dynamics as Staff Vice President for a total of eight years, where he specialized in strategic planning and government relations. Mr. Gray conducted analysis on defense and aerospace markets, initiated corporate development, and organized meetings between corporate, local and national governments. Previously, Mr. Gray served in numerous commands and senior positions within the US Navy including: Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs, Executive Assistant to the Secretary and Under Secretary of the Navy, and Commanding Officer for both the USS MARYLAND (SSBN-738) and the USS EMORY S.LAND (AS-39).

Expertise: Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Federal Civilian Agencies, Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Mr. John Halinksi

Mr. Halinski has held several leadership positions with TSA and the US Marine Corps, and is skilled in crisis incident management and risk-based problem solving. He served as Deputy Administrator/Assistant Secretary of TSA, during which time he was responsible for all operations, administration, financial, and policy activities, and led responses to crisis incidents. Before joining TSA, Mr. Halinski served for 25 years as a Marine Corps Officer and completed several successful tours involving counterterrorism, counter-drugs operations, and counter-proliferations operations.

Expertise: Transportation Security, Counter-terrorism, Crisis Management, Organizational Effectiveness, TSA, OGS, US Marine Corps

Geographies: North America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America


Hon. Charles L. Hopkins III

In 2007, Mr. Hopkins was named Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security and Preparedness, a position in which he served for three years and directed the Departments’ Emergency Management, Security, and Law Enforcement Programs. Prior to that, he was FEMA’s Director for the Office of National Security Coordination. He has also served as the Director of Emergency Programs and Physical Security for the Internal Revenue Service and Director of Emergency Programs and Chief of Staff/Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management/CFO in the Department of the Treasury. Hon. Hopkins began his career with 29+ years in the U.S. Navy.

Expertise: Department of Defense, Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America


Mr. Stephen Irwin

In his recent capacity as Project Manager and Civil Aviation Advisor for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the UN, Mr. Irwin worked with the Afghan Ministry of Transport for three and a half years to bring Kabul International Airport in line with international norms. Working at medium and large hub airports in the U.S. in positions of increasing responsibility, he later assumed management positions with Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon where he was responsible for marketing aviation security related opportunities, as well as providing professional and technical services for Homeland Security customers in DHS, DoD and other agencies.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America, Europe, Middle East


James L. Kwolek

Mr. Kwolek spent over two decades with the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), retiring as a Senior Executive. His most recent assignment was as Deputy Director, NGA Defense-Pentagon. Previously, he was the Interim Deputy Chief CIO for the NGA where he served as the Geospatial Information Executive representing the DoD and NGA. Before that, Mr. Kwolek was Deputy Director Mission Manager for the NCTC within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Kwolek spent the first twenty-four years of his career at the Defense Mapping Agency, National Imagery and Mapping Agency at NGA.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Rear Admiral Donald P. Loren, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Donald P. Loren, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was appointed in 2007 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security Integration. Prior to serving as DASoD, he served as a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive in the Office of the Director, National Intelligence, where he was assigned as the first Deputy for Operations Support at the then newly created National Counterterrorism Center. Rear Admiral Loren also held many other leadership roles throughout his thirty-one year naval career, including NATO policy officer and principal staff NATO advisor for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Colin Powell.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Department of Defense

Geographies: North America, Europe


Mr. Chet Lunner

Mr. Chet Lunner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security in the Office of I&A, acting Assistant Secretary at DHS Office of State and Local Government Coordination, and Assistant Administrator of TSA for Maritime and Land Security. Mr. Lunner also served as Director of Communications for the U.S. Department of Transportation, and as a member of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s senior leadership team. He helped design and stand up TSA in the wake of the September11th, 2001 attacks, and played a key role in the expansion of the Federal Air Marshals Service.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America


Major General Randy Manner

General Manner has enjoyed over three decades in senior leadership and management as both a U.S. Army Officer and senior business executive. General Manner is currently the President of Manner Analytics, a company he founded in 2013. Manner Analytics helps information technology consulting firms improve their business development win rates while mitigating the impacts of sequestration. Prior to founding his own company, General Manner has served his country with a long and distinguished military career. As the Deputy Commanding General of the 3rd Army in Kuwait, he helped lead the largest logistics operation since WWII.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America, Europe, Middle East


Dr. Rick Morrison

Dr. Morrison acted as an independent consultant supporting science and technology clients interested in developing proposals for a variety of intelligence community agencies, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), and the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). He has also served as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led multi-disciplinary science and engineering teams serving government clients, and has held several high level positions within the US Army, particularly in the areas of engineering and research and development.

Expertise: Intelligence Community, US Army, Science and Technology, Engineering

Geographies: North America


Mr. Shaun M. Murphy

Mr. Murphy has had a long and distinguished career with the Central Intelligence Agency. Most recently, he served as Chief of Station for the CIA’s National Clandestine Service in Afghanistan. In this capacity, Mr. Murphy managed a large station in a war zone and directed integrated partner operations against terrorist targets. Prior to this role, Mr. Murphy worked for the CIA’s Counter Proliferation Division as Chief and its Counter Proliferation Center as Director. While at the CPD, Mr. Murphy led 25 U.S. Government entities, as well as foreign partners, to increase the counter proliferation capabilities of foreign partners.

Expertise: Department of Defense, Intelligence Community

Geographies: Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific


Mr. M.K. Narayanan

Mr. M.K. Narayanan is the Governor of West Bengal. Mr. Narayanan served as Director of India’s Intelligence Bureau under four Prime Ministers, and headed India’s Joint Intelligence Committee. He worked for 6 years in the Indian Prime Minister’s Office, first as Special Advisor for Internal Security, and later as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Expertise: Intelligence Community

Geographies: India


Ms. Marlene Nicholson

Ms. Marlene Nicholson recently retired after 29 years with Barclays Bank, where she served as Director of Government Relations for the Barclays Washington office from 1987-2010. Ms. Nicholson chaired the International Trade and Investment Policy Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association from 2008 through 2010, and she was also instrumental in establishing the “Financial Leaders Group,” a senior US/EU private sector group dedicated to the financial services portion of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. In 2005 the British government awarded Ms. Nicholson honorary membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to British Banking.

Expertise: Financial Services

Geographies: North America, Europe


Ms. Linda L. Pagelsen

Ms. Linda L. Pagelsen served in the U.S. House of Representative from 2001-2010 as a Professional Staff Member for the Committee on Appropriations, where she was responsible for the review and oversight of U.S. Intelligence Community programs for the Subcommittee on Defense and the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel. Prior to the U.S. House, Ms. Pagelsen served as the Chief Budget Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Before serving with the FBI, Ms. Pagelsen had nearly ten-year tenure with the Department of Justice as a Program Planning Analyst. In 1985, Ms. Pagelsen was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of the Budget Staff.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Justice & Law Enforcement; Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America


Mr. William Van Rensalier Parker

Mr. William Van Rensalier Parker has had a distinguished career spanning three decades as both a businessman man and diplomat. During his time as a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State, Mr. Parker served in several capacities; the most recent of these was his position as Foreign Policy Advisor in the United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base. Mr. Parker has also served as Office Director for Global Strategic Communications at the DoS Bureau of International Information Programs/SC (Strategic Communication); the Cultural Counselor at the US Embassy in New Delhi; the DoS Organization Development Officer, and other positions.

Expertise: Department of Defense; Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America, India, Asia/Pacific


Mr. Steven Pomerantz

Mr. Steven Pomerantz joined the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) as Director of Counter Terrorism in January of 2005, and assumed the responsibilities of JINSA’s Associate Executive Director in December of 2007. Mr. Pomerantz worked for the FBI for 27 years, where he rose from field investigative Special Agent to Assistant Director, the third highest position in the FBI at the time.

Expertise: Intelligence Community

Geographies: North America, Middle East


Mr. Frank P. Pugliese, Jr.

Mr. Frank P. Pugliese held the position of Managing Director for Government Business Development at the DuPont Corporation for 6 years. Mr. Pugliese served as Managing Associate at O'Conner and Fierce Associates, a government affairs firm specializing in government procurement. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Star Mountain, Inc., a 605-person operating company with over $45 million in revenue.

Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud; Global Health & Wellness

Geographies: North America


Mr. Oliver Revell

Mr. Oliver Revell is President of Revell Group International, Inc. Mr. Revell served 30 years at the FBI, from which he retired with the rank of Associate Deputy Director. He also served 5 years as an Officer and Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, and left active duty as a Captain.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Justice & Law Enforcement

Geographies: North America, Middle East


Mr. Kenneth A. Riccini

Mr. Riccini is a recognized technology leader and accomplished IT executive with extensive experience and capabilities. These include consulting, leadership, management and technical expertise in large scale implementations, including data center operations, large call center operations, decennial census processing operations, national telecommunications operations, local area network operations, and management and planning of business applications. Mr. Riccini’s recent experience includes Census Bureau Field Organization technology assessment, analysis of HUD IT infrastructure assessment and contract replacement, and advised GSA on Network Services 2020 portfolio strategy.

Expertise: Federal Civilian Agencies; Digital, Cyber Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Mr. John H. Richardson

Mr. Richardson's professional specialty is the strategic planning for major corporate programs and the development, planning and design of major infrastructure projects nationwide for projects each in excess of $1 billion. He is currently president of SALJRfive Investments GP LLC which focuses on the development of major infrastructure, real estate and technology ventures including the $1.5 billion Innovative Finance Initiative for the North Central Texas Council of Governments Cotton Belt Corridor. Mr. Richardson began his career in Dallas with HDR, an Omaha-based, top-10 architectural and engineering firm.

Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud; Construction, Architecture, & Engineering

Geographies: North America


Dr. Patricia Sanders

Dr. Patricia Sanders is currently consulting on an independent basis within the aerospace industry. Dr. Sanders recently retired from government service as the Executive Director of the MDA. She held within the Office of the Secretary of Defense a number of positions, culminating in Director of Test, Systems Engineering, and Evaluation.

Expertise: Department of Defense; Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Rear Admiral Norm Saunders, USCG (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Norm Saunders is a veteran of 35 years of the Coast Guard. Rear Admiral Saunders served as Commander, 7th Coast Guard District, and exercised responsibility in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean for Coast Guard activities, including lifesaving, law enforcement, and environmental missions. He also served as Assistant Commandant for Operations for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America


Mr. Stanley Schneider

Mr. Schneider is currently a technical and programmatic consultant specializing in major aerospace, small business and nonprofit organizations after a distinguished career at National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Most recently, Mr. Schneider was the Director of Advanced Technology and Plans at a multi-billion Presidentially Directed Tri-Agency (NASA, NOAA and Department of Defense) system consisting of earth orbiting satellites, communications, data processing, and product generation systems. Mr. Schneider retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reserves in 1995.

Expertise: Department of Defense; Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America


Mr. Keith Seaman

Mr. Seaman served as Assistant Deputy Chief Information Officer for Project Management and Product Development within the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology, where he directed all Project Management staff to ensure the successful execution of all Product Development programs and implemented the $3.3bn annual Information Technology Enterprise budget. He has also held a number of senior positions with the Department of Defense’s Business Transformation Agency, the US Transportation Command, and the USAF over the course of his career, and holds a Master of Science in Strategic Resource Management from the National Defense University.

Expertise: Department of Veterans Affairs, Information Technology, Project Management, US Air Force

Geographies: North America


Mr. Donald C. Semesky, Jr.

Mr. Donald C. Semesky spent 8 years as the Chief of the Office of Financial Operations for the DEA and directed the DEA’s worldwide financial enforcement program, and introduced domestic and international initiatives to attack the flow of illicit drug monies back to international sources of drug supply. Prior to the DEA, Mr. Semesky spent 30 years at the IRS-CI, where he investigated drug trafficking organizations as the Mid-Atlantic Regional OCDETF Coordinator and the Anti-Money Laundering Policy Advisor for the ONDCP. He currently assists governments around the world with anti-money laundering and financial intelligence programs.

Expertise: Intelligence Community; Federal Civilian Agencies

Geographies: North America, Brazil


Mr. Scott Sill

Mr. Sill is an accomplished technology-focused executive with unique experience in financial services, operations, management consulting, private equity and information technology. Mr. Sill is currently the Managing Director for CB Nesbitt & Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. He founded CB Nesbitt to provide new product development, strategic analysis, business planning, fund raising to growing businesses and establish a network for future investment opportunities. He has experience in various industries including telecommunications, social media, financial services as well as with healthcare IT focused businesses. In addition, Mr. Sill is the Program Director for the University of Pennsylvania.

Expertise: Global Health & Wellness

Geographies: North America, Europe


Mr. David A. Smith

Mr. David A. Smith is the President and CEO of Optellios, Inc., a Private Equity owned company that operates in the Physical and Perimeter Security industry, where he is tasked with commercializing the company’s very innovative Fiber optic technology and driving the company to profitability. Prior to Optellios, Smith served in several other senior level roles including SVP & General Manager for the Defense & Space Division of EMS Technologies, CEO & Managing Director of Metal Storm, President & COO for SenSyTech, SVP & General Manager for Quixote Corporation and Vice President of Operations for Amphenol Corporation.

Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Mr. Mark Smith

Mr. Smith joins NSAWW after a distinguished career of nearly three decades within the national security and defense industries. His twenty-six year tenure at General Dynamics Information Technology was marked with a number of successes that would propel him through the senior ranks of management and culminate in his induction as Vice President. During the final 5 years of his career at GDIT, Mr. Smith instituted what would eventually prove to be a wildly successful capture management program within the Intelligence Solutions Division. This Capture Management Program would ultimately yield a proposal win rate of 77.6% and a capture rate of 85.7%.

Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Mrs. Wendy H. Smith

Prior to joining NSAWW, Mrs. Smith was a Project Director and Senior Advisor for the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). There she worked predominantly on NAPA's congressionally directed FBI Transformation Studies for oversight of the FBI evolution to a post 9/11 intelligence agency. From 2005-2010, she was one of two principal NAPA consultants to the FBI CFO and provided advice and implementation assistance in re-engineering FBI budget and financial management processes. Mrs. Smith also performed comparison studies of CFO functions and field operations in multiple law enforcement agencies.

Expertise: Justice & Law Enforcement

Geographies: North America


Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, US Army (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster served as the Director of the DIA.LTG Soyster also served as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army and Commanding General, INSCOM. As Commanding General, INSCOM, he was the Army Chief of the Central Security Service at the NSA, and he coordinated counterintelligence operations with the FBI, and human intelligence with the CIA and the DIA.

Expertise: Department of Defense, Intelligence Community

Geographies: North America, Brazil, Middle East


Major General Henry Stratman, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Major General Henry Stratman was the Chief of Staff for Political, Military, and Economic Integration/Strategic Effects, MNF-I in Baghdad. MGStratman worked closely with the Director of the Iraq Reconstruction and Management Office to allocate funds to security activities and to prioritize MNF-I’s execution of Commander’s Emergency Response Program Funds worth $700M. He also served as the Deputy Commander of NATO’s Joint Command Southeast.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America, Middle East


Brigadier General Neil H. Tolley

Brigadier General Neil H. Tolley joins NSAWW after a long and distinguished career with the United States Army where he reached the rank of Brigadier General. He brings three decades of experience serving our country and retired in 2012. Brig. Gen. Tolley brings extensive executive management experience in the fields of science and technology to our team. Prior to retiring, Brig. Gen. Tolley most recently served as the Commanding General of the Special Operations Command in Korea (SOCKOR). There, he spear-headed the revamping and formulation of conventional and compartmented plans and executed a multi-million dollar budget from various funding streams.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America, Brazil, Asia/Pacific


Ms. Mary Ann Troanovitch

Ms. Mary Ann Troanovitch served as the Director of the Regulations Management Team for HHS, in the Center’s for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Before serving as Director of the Regulations Management Team, Ms. Troanovitch simultaneously held three positions with the CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs including Acting Director for the Division of External Affairs, the Division of Program Coordination & Liaison and Executive Advisor to the Director. Prior to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Management, Ms. Troanovitch served over 20 years for the HHS, Health Care Financing Administration (later to become CMS).

Expertise: Federal Civilian Agencies; Global Health & Wellness

Geographies: North America


Rear Admiral Lenn Vincent, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Lenn Vincent is the Industry Chair at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), where he advises the DAU management team, OSD, the uniformed services, and industry on matters relative to contracting, program management, logistics and supply chain management. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, a career that culminated in the position of Commandant of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC). Other roles included the Logistics, Ordnance and Fleet Supply Officer for Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet, the Commander of the Defense Contracts Management Agency (DCMA), the Senior Acquisition Executive for Procurement Policy for DLA.

Expertise: Department of Defense

Geographies: North America


Mrs. Sara Wachspress

Most recently, Ms. Wachspress was Director of Finance, for the Modernization and Information Technology Services (MITS) at the Internal Revenue Service, where she had a distinguished thirty-five year career. During her decade long role as director, Ms. Wachspress provided financial leadership during severe funding challenges, while meeting ever-increasing demands for technology services. She led numerous prioritization sessions with the CTO to ensure resources were allocated to support the organization’s most critical needs. She recognized the shortcomings of existing IT financial systems, developed new ways of doing business, and implemented them throughout the IT organization.

Expertise: Federal Civilian Agencies; Digital, Cyber Mobility, Cloud

Geographies: North America


Mr. John N. Wanat

Mr. John N. Wanat is currently an Instructor with Six3 Systems Inc at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, Quantico, VA where he lectures at the Intermediate Counterintelligence Course and the Research Development and Acquisition course. Previously, he served as Principal Intelligence Analyst at ManTech International Corporation-Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Headquarters Counterintelligence Directorate. During Mr. Wanat's time in government, he served in various positions, including Assistant Director for Investigations for the Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement (OEE).

Expertise: Department of Defense; Justice & Law Enforcement

Geographies: North America


Ms. Diane Wax

Ms. Wax has held leadership positions involving strategic planning, project management, organizational assessment and development, Congressional relations, and public policy in the health field, including a number of senior positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She has served as the Deputy Director for the NIH Center for Information Technology (CIT) and the Associate Director for Legislative Policy and Analysis at NIH, and has worked in both the academic and policy sectors.

Expertise: Organizational Assessment and Development, Business Management, Congressional Relations, Public Policy, and Strategic Planning in the Health Field; NIH; NIAID

Geographies: North America


Dr. Jill Wittels

Dr. Wittels serves as the CEO of Sostenuto Strategy Advisors as well as a Founding Partner and Chief Science and Technology Officer at Terra Prima Partners. She has an extensive background in strategy, technology, and engineering and is a highly regarded engineer, scientist, and business executive. Dr. Wittels has acted as fiduciary director, advisory director, and strategic adviser in various capacities to technology companies across the public and private sector, and has worked with the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.

Expertise: Engineering, Technology, P&L Management, Business Strategy, Sustainability, Leadership

Geographies: North America