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PHOTO: Mo GauthierMAURICE GAUTHIER
CEO, PRESIDENT, COO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Gauthier was appointed Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of VSE Corporation in April of 2008 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in February of 2009. Mr. Gauthier worked for VSE from October 1997 through February 1999 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and as our Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development before joining the Nichols Research Corporation Navy Group as its President. With the acquisition of Nichols Research Corporation by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 1999, Mr. Gauthier served as Vice President of CSC’s Advanced Marine Center. His most recent assignment with CSC was Vice President and General Manager of CSC’s Navy and Marine Corps Business Unit.

Mr. Gauthier earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1969. He received a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering in 1976 from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s Defense Systems Management College (1988) and of the Advanced Executive Program (1993) and the International Marketing Program (1994) offered by the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

   
 
PHOTO: Chad WheelerCHAD WHEELER
PRESIDENT, COO, WHEELER BROS., INC.

Chad Wheeler was appointed President and COO of Wheeler Bros., Inc., in July 2013. He is involved in the executive management of day-to-day operations, government contract administration, new business development, supply chain initiatives and facilities management. He serves as a member of the operational board for Wheeler Bros., Inc., and has played an active role at WBI since 1991.

Previously, Mr. Wheeler assumed various roles at WBI, including Senior Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Marketing and Sales Manager. While serving as Marketing and Sales Manager, Mr. Wheeler coordinated implementation of WBI’s MIP (Managed Inventory Program) which is used at over 275 United States Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facilities throughout the country. Mr. Wheeler graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1998 with a degree in Marketing.

   
 
PHOTO: John T. HarrisJOHN HARRIS
PRESIDENT AND COO, AKIMEKA, LLC & G&B SOLUTIONS, INC.

John Harris is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Akimeka, LLC.  Along with his two Akimeka partners, the team helped to grow Akimeka from a startup company ten years ago into a thriving thirty million dollar per year company.

Following Mr. Harris’ extensive military career, which was culminated with high level positions in both the Department of the Army and Unified Command Staffs, Mr. Harris managed numerous large scale, high-visibility projects in both the private and public sectors in continued support of the Military Health Systems for the DoD. Prior to his association with Akimeka LLC, he worked for numerous companies as Division Director, Group Manager, Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Harris’ professional credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Education from Southwest Texas State University, and a Masters Equivalent in International Affairs from the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

   
 
PHOTO: Nancy MargolisNANCY MARGOLIS
PRESIDENT AND COO, ENERGETICS, INCORPORATED

Nancy Margolis became President and COO of wholly-owned subsidiary Energetics Incorporated in May 2010. She joined Energetics Incorporated in 1984 and served as Vice President of the Science and Technology Division prior to her current promotion.

During her tenure, Ms. Margolis developed and managed top-flight teams tackling some of today’s biggest energy and technology challenges.   Her division provided technical, communications, and strategic planning support to U.S. Department of Energy programs in Industry, Biomass, Hydrogen, and Buildings Technology, as well as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

Prior to joining Energetics, Ms. Margolis worked at ARINC Corporation from 1981-1984, focusing on power plant reliability.  She also worked as a chemist for Bethlehem Steel Corporation from 1977-1978. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Ms. Margolis is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

   
 
PHOTO: Thomas LoftusTHOMAS LOFTUS
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CFO

Tom Loftus is the Chief Financial Officer/Principal Accounting Officer of VSE Corporation. He has been in this position since March, 2002. He manages the entire accounting operation for the consolidated corporation. This involves managing the many daily tasks necessary to support the corporation as well as managing the numerous external compliance and audit functions involved in a government contractor that is a public company. Mr. Loftus has been with VSE since 1978 and has held various job descriptions over the years in the Finance and Accounting Department including Comptroller and Corporate Tax Director, a function he continues to perform.

Mr. Loftus is a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from George Washington University. He has nearly three decades of finance and accounting experience. He is a member of the National Society of Tax Professionals and a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants.

   
 
PHOTO: Tom KiernanTHOMAS KIERNAN
VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL, AND SECRETARY

Mr. Kiernan, Esq., was appointed Vice President and General Counsel on November 17, 2008, and subsequently appointed Secretary on February 27, 2009. He is the first General Counsel for VSE and is responsible for VSE legal affairs and corporate compliance.

Prior to joining VSE, Mr. Kiernan served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Intelsat General Corporation (2003-2008), a subsidiary of Intelsat, Ltd., serving Government and commercial customers, where he was responsible for managing legal and regulatory compliance and directing the Administration support group, including human resources, security, and contracts. Prior to joining Intelsat General Corporation, Mr. Kiernan served as a member of the Intelsat, Ltd., Office of General Counsel (2000-2003).

Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. Kiernan served as corporate counsel for SRA Life Sciences (1994-2000).

Mr. Kiernan is a graduate of Virginia Tech (B.A., Political Science, 1990) and George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1994). He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and an active member of the Alexandria, VA community.

   
 
PHOTO: Crystal DouglasCRYSTAL DOUGLAS
VICE PRESIDENT OF CONTRACTS

Crystal Douglas was appointed Vice President of Contracts on December 1, 2008 and is responsible for the oversight of the contracts department for VSE Corporation.

Prior to joining VSE, Ms. Douglas served as Director of Contracts for CSC’s North American Public Sector, Defense Division (Navy/Marine Corps). Her roles and responsibilities included providing leadership and guidance for the contracts/subcontracts organization of the East/West Coast Navy business operations. Upon joining the CSC staff in 1994, she served as a senior contracts administrator and was subsequently promoted to contracts manager in support of the U.S. Air Force. Prior to assuming her last position at CSC in January 2008, Ms. Douglas was the senior contracts manager. During her tenure at CSC, she spearheaded multi-million dollar contracts and negotiations in all areas of acquisition management. Ms. Douglas was also instrumental in strategizing and executing long standing, excessive debt collection.

Ms. Douglas attended George Mason University and graduated in 1986 with a BS in Public Administration. Upon graduation she was hired as a contracts administrator for Dynamic Concepts (Washington, DC); and from 1988-1994 she worked for ICF Kaiser International (Fairfax, VA).

   
 
PHOTO: Tina BaileyTINA BAILEY
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

Tina Bailey became Vice President of Human Resources at VSE Corporation in 2010. She specializes in addressing employee-related issues and ensuring human resources objectives are aligned with revenue and profit goals. She conducts risk analysis’ to determine both the tangible and intangible implications of enterprise-wide decisions, as well as leading company-wide human resources initiatives to utilize best practices and maintain a competitive advantage on workforce matters.

Prior to joining the VSE team, Ms. Bailey’s career highlights include serving as a human resources consultant for Aetna Casualty and Surety Company; as well as holding the position of VP of Administration, Director of Human Resources for the Science Application International Corporation (SAIC). Ms. Bailey earned a Masters Degree from Marymount University, Virginia (1997). She also holds a Bachelors Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

   
 
PHOTO: David ChiversDAVID CHIVERS
VICE PRESIDENT
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Dave Chivers joined VSE in 1998 and became Chief Information Officer in 2001. He has more than 27 years of experience leading technology operations across complex organizations.

Mr. Chivers is responsible for overseeing all development and maintenance of VSE's IT infrastructure and leading the team providing solutions to VSE's IT challenges, including secure and efficient linking of VSE headquarters with field offices domestically and abroad. Prior to becoming CIO, he was a Program Manager; and retired from the USMC after serving for 20 years.

   

 

 
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