Acentia Appoints Richard Spires to Board of Directors

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Richard Spires

Richard Spires, Acentia

Technology solutions provider Acentia announced Dec. 2 the appointment of Richard A. Spires to its Board of Directors. Spires brings Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) experience to Acentia.

“I am pleased to welcome Richard to the Board,” Acentia CEO Todd Stottlemyer said. “He is an accomplished business leader, whose insight and extensive federal government experience, particularly with the IRS and the DHS, will greatly augment our strategy for growth by meeting the mission-critical technology needs of our customers. Our team looks forward to working closely with him.”

“I am honored to join Acentia’s Board,” said Spires. “I have tremendous respect for Acentia’s leadership and am looking forward to working with them and being a part of Acentia’s continued growth and success.”

Spires, who currently serves as CEO of the San Francisco-based software firm Resilient Network Systems, has served as the DHS CIO, the Vice Chairman of the Federal Government CIO Council and Co-Chairman of the Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS).

Spires has also served as the IRS’ Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, CIO and led the IRS’ Business Systems Modernization program.

Spires has received awards for his IT leadership, such as the 2012 Fed 100 Government Executive Eagle Award, TechAmerica’s 2012 Government Executive of the Year, Government Computer News 2011 Civilian Government Executive of the Year and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering in 2006.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical sciences from the University of Cincinnati. He also earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering from The George Washington University.

WashingtonExec last covered Acentia in November, when the company acquired IT solutions provider Optimos LLC.

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