On July 1 the two newest members of the SECAF (Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum) Board of Directors were named; Ben Edson and Sirena Johnson. Both will hold a two-year term serving the government contracting community.
Ben Edson, Founder and CEO of the IT solutions firm, VariQ, brings years of experience in the security field. Since 2003 Edson has seen his company grow to over 300 employees and since 2009 has seen a 940% growth in business. In addition to being the Founder and CEO at VariQ he previously held positions at MSD, Symantec and The Family Missions.
Sirena Johnson of Thompson Greenspon is a principal and is also a member of the Government Contracting and Employee Benefit Plans Groups. She serves her clients in the areas of accounting, auditing and tax services. From the years 2011-2013 The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and Virginia Business Magazine named Johnson “Super CPA” in the category of small business consulting.
Scott Brezler, Chairman of SECAF and Partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman had this to say of Edson and Johnson, “The addition of Ben and Sirena to the SECAF Board of Directors ensures that our organization continues to be a valuable resource to the government contracting community as a whole. Their exceptional experience, talent, and perspective will provide unparalleled value to our memebers. We are tremendously excited to have them both on board.”
2015-2016 SECAF Board of Directors:
Scott Brezler, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Partner – Chairman
Kathy Albarado, Helios HR, CEO – Secretary
Frances Craig, Unanet, CEO and Founder
Ben Edson, VariQ, Founder and CEO
Sue Evans, Evans Incorporated, President and CEO
Cameron Hamilton, The McLean Group LLC, Principal – Vice Chairman
Devon Hewitt, Protorae Law, Partner
Jack Hughes, Phoenix Financial & Advisory Services, LLC, Principal – Treasurer
Sirena Johnson, Thompson Greenspon, Principal
Jeannette King, SRE, Inc., President and CEO
Shiv Krishnan, INDUS Corporation, President
Mark Moore, John Marshall Bank, Executive VP and CLO
Kwesi Rogers, Federal National Commercial Credit, President
Andrew Sherman, Jones Day, Partner
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