McLean, Va.-based TWD & Associates Inc., a communication and collaboration solutions provider, announced Jan. 27 the launch of its Advisory Board. Consisting of recently-retired senior executives from the public sector, the new Advisory Board will provide strategic direction to help guide the company’s federal market business. The members’ collective experiences offer a new perspective to TWD’s leadership, enabling the company to optimize their service offerings and pursuits to meet agency requirements.
The TWD Advisory Board members include:
- Lee Cooper, a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, has an extensive background in business development, sales, strategy and operations in Fortune 200 organizations. He has worked at the executive level for 28 years in multiple, large-scale IT services firms and systems integrators.
- Henry J. Sienkiewicz retired from the Federal Senior Executive Service, most recently serving as Vice Chief Information Assurance Executive and Designated Approving Authority for the Defense Information Systems Agency. He has experience in IT management operations and leadership. Additionally, Sienkiewicz is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and author of two books.
- Patrick R. Schambach served as the CIO for three different agencies during his federal career – U.S. Secret Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and Transportation Security Administration. He brings insights from his 41-year career to the Board.
- Keith Trippie retired from the Federal Senior Executive Service at the Dept. of Homeland Security as the founder and Executive Director for the Enterprise System Development Office within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. He is the founder and CEO of The Trippie Group LLC, which provides executive consulting services to help companies go to market in a number of innovative technology areas.
“We are making investments that will position our company for expanded growth opportunities,” said TWD President and CEO Larry Besterman said. “TWD is already a trusted partner for the delivery of advanced communication and collaboration solutions to many government agencies, but we believe this Advisory Board can help us expand our reach even further. We are excited to be able to leverage the significant and varied background and expertise of our new members, and look forward to their strategic advice. The implementation of the TWD Advisory Board is a major step forward for the company.”