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Executive Bios

Fran Pierce
Chairman, President and CEO

John Foley
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer

Roger Salomon
Chief Information Officer

Powell Arms
Corporate Secretary

Bill Jones
Vice President & General Manager, Integrated Solutions Group

RJ Kolton
Senior Vice President of Business Development

Kathleen Kirk
Vice President, Northeast Federal Operations

Andrew Levine
Program Manager and Business Intelligence Administrator for the Army Contracting Command at Ft Dix, NJ

Bill Player
Senior Director, Integrated Solutions Group, Business Solutions

Marie Meyers
Senior Director of Human Resources

Mike Donovan
Senior Director, Strategic Solutions Group

Cynthia Scott
Senior Director of Contracts and Business Strategy


Fran Pierce, Chairman, President and CEO

Fran Pierce  

Fran Pierce has been Chairman, CEO and President of DSA since 1991. Under her management, the company has emerged as a leader in enterprise-wide, mission critical information technology solutions. She joined the company as a System Design Analyst, having worked for RCA Corporation and Ford Aerospace where she designed and developed communications projects. Fran serves on the Board of Directors for the International Eye Foundation, an organization dedicated to the promotion of peace through the prevention of blindness. She also serves on the Rowan University Dean of Engineering’s Advisory Council, and is a member of the Clinton Foundation’s Entrepreneur Mentoring Program.

With over forty years’ experience both domestically and internationally, Fran has received numerous awards and is recognized in the commercial and government sectors as an industry leader.

Fran received a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Chestnut Hill College and attended graduate school at Temple University

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John Foley, Chief Financial Officer

John Foley  

In his capacity as CFO, John Foley is responsible for the management and direction of the company’s finance and contracts organizations. John has spent much of his career at Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services where he held a variety of positions including Finance Transformation Director, Pricing Director, Accounting Manager, Post-M&A Integration Project Manager, and Proposal Specialist. He also worked for eBay (Half.com) as Senior Business Analyst, Business Intelligence and was most recently employed by CIGNA Corporation as Business Finance Officer for their Shared Service functions.

John has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rutgers and an MBA in Finance, also from Rutgers.

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Roger Salomon, Chief Information Officer

Roger Salomon  

Roger is our Chief Information Officer. With over thirty years’ experience in information technology, Roger began his career in 1968 with New Jersey Bell Telephone as a computer scientist. Subsequently, he joined ITT Defense Communications Division in Nutley, NJ where he worked as a software developer for ITT data communications projects, eventually becoming technical lead for a message switch product. Roger joined DSA in 1971 as a software engineer working on data switching systems for Western Union International in New York City. In the mid to late 1970s, he spent six years in Europe serving as a system architect, consultant, and project manager for DSA clients.

Roger holds a B.S. degree from Montclair State College.

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Powell Arms, Corporate Secretary

Powell Arms

 

Powell Arms is Secretary of the Company, Member of the Board of Directors, and Trustee of ERISA Plans for DSA. With over forty years' experience in the computer industry, Powell began his career as staff mathematician within an engineering manufacturing division of Litton Industries designing rotary components for aerospace vehicles.

Powell received a B.S. in Math from Allegheny College and an MSE in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bill Jones, Vice President & General Manager, Integrated Solutions Group

Bill Jones  

As Vice President and General Manager of DSA’s Integrated Solutions Group, Bill Jones manages the company’s operations in the DC Metro and Midwest Regions. He directs support to DSA’s customers in building innovative solutions that improve performance in all critical mission areas of the information technology spectrum. He joined DSA in 1995 as a Lead Engineer, having served as a Communications and Electronics Officer in the U.S. Army for twenty years. He serves as the Executive Vice President of the Fort Belvoir Chapter of the Armed Forces Electronic Communications Association (AFCEA).

Bill has a B.S. degree in Business and Computer Science from the University of Maryland, an M.S. degree in Systems Technology with an emphasis on Joint Command, Control, and Communications from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from George Mason University.

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Randy J.  (“RJ”) Kolton,Senior Vice President of Business Development

RJ Kolton

 

RJ Kolton is responsible of managing near-, mid-, and long-term business pursuits, from Long Term Positioning to Proposal Submission and Operational Handoff.

RJ was most recently the Senior Vice President for Strategy & Corporate Development for Ideal Innovations, Incorporated (I-3) a firm which offers innovative solutions for defense and security-related problems involving advanced technology, information systems and strategic analysis.  In addition, he managed strategic initiatives for “Secure Planet,” an I-3 affiliate company that develops and sells specialized products, to include a family of body armor, biometric identification devices, and advanced armor systems. RJ also served as the “practice leader” for new service offerings in the federal professional service and international commercial segments. He served as Program Manager for a large scale commercial Integrated Security Program in support of the Africa Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, General Manager for I-3 Africa integrated security programs, and Business Principal for commercial biometric initiatives in support of hospitals and schools.

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Kathleen Kirk, Vice President, Strategic Solutions Group

Kathleen Kirk

 

Kathleen is Vice President of DSA's Strategic Solutions Group. She also functions as the lead for the Technical Management Division for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, and Communications Tactical (PEO C3T) Military Technical Solutions Office. She leads the development team that created milSuite, a DoD-wide, secure, social networking solution, which currently has over 270,000 users and includes milwiki, milBook, milTube, and milBlog. She also leads the team which implemented one of the largest SharePoint instances in the Army.

With over two decades of experience in Information Technology in government and industries such as National Defense, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, and Telecommunications, Ms. Kirk has held positions in Program Management, Software Development and secure network architecture and operations.

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Andrew Levine, Program Manager and Business Intelligence Administrator for the Army Contracting Command at Ft Dix, NJ

Andrew Levine

 

Andrew Levine is the Program Manager and Business Intelligence Administrator for the Army Contracting Command at Ft Dix, NJ. Andrew manages the DSA team supporting the Virtual Contracting Enterprise (VCE) for the ARMY acquisition initiatives. Andrew is responsible for overseeing software development and sustainment for all applications within the VCE, a suite of tools that focus on streamlining business processes, providing oversight on contracting activities, contract and personnel management, workload distribution, resource allocation and contract document storage.

Andrew has a B.A. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Rowan University. Andrew, who began his career with DSA in 2005, has been supporting the federal government since 2001 and the ARMY acquisition community since 2002.

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Bill Player, Senior Director, Integrated Solutions Group, Business Solutions

Bill Player

 

Bill Player is responsible for DSA business cultivation, growth and management within DISA and the US Air Force. Since joining DSA, Bill manages programs and oversees business interactions from DSA’s Fairfax VA and O’Fallon, IL offices. He has led successful teams, supporting such efforts as Net Centric Enterprise Services (NCES), Defense Message System-Air Force (DMS-AF), Global Electromagnetic Spectrum Information System (GEMSIS) and Advanced Computer Flight Planning (ACFP). Bill joined DSA as an Operations Director in 2004, bringing his operations from Northrop Grumman and in-progress work at DISA and the Air Force Communication Agency to DSA. He was promoted to Senior Director in 2008.

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Marie Meyers, Senior Director of Human Resourcesi

Marie Meyers

 

Marie Meyers is responsible for overseeing DSA's Human Resources Department. Marie is a Senior Director located at DSA's company headquarters. She manages a team of Human Resources, Recruiting and Security professionals who serve across DSA's lines of business. Marie's role is essential to ensuring that DSA provides a premier employment experience for our DSA Team and the best talent to solve our customers' evolving needs. She is responsible for administering, developing and effectively communicating policies that are compliant with employment laws and corporate initiatives as well as overseeing employee development and employee relations.

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Mike Donovan, Senior Director, Strategic Solutions Group

Mike Donovan

 

Mike is a Senior Director for the Strategic Solutions Group (SSG) supporting Army and Joint customers. As Kathleen Kirk's Deputy, Mike oversees programs and strategic initiatives within the business unit. He currently supports the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) as Program Director managing a large Knowledge Management effort. This effort includes the development of enterprise knowledge management strategies and capabilities to improve knowledge capture and dissemination. Mike directed the development of a DSA Lean Six Sigma / Continuous Process Improvement program to help both DSA and customers find efficiencies and cost savings through process improvement.

Mike has a Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia in Management of Information Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ferrum College. He is CompTIA Security+ certified and also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Cynthia Scott, Senior Director of Contracts and Business Strategy

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Cynthia Scott is Senior Director of Contracts and Business Strategy. In this position, Ms. Scott leads the Contracts department with expanded responsibilities in supporting inorganic growth strategies.

Cindy Scott started her career with the U.S. Navy taking on increasing responsibility until she held the position of Contracting Officer.   She also was the Contracts Director for Air Products, supporting numerous customers including the Department of Energy.  Ms. Scott held the role of Contracts Director for a $3B global business unit at Lockheed Martin while managing a 50+ contracting staff from all over the world.

 

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