What’s coming next? The key government contracting leaders aren’t just asking the question, they’re shaping the conversation. In WashingtonExec’s inaugural list of Top 30 Executives to Watch, we turn the spotlight on industry leaders who are positioning their companies for greater growth and relevance ahead. Selected by industry colleagues, these leaders hail from a diverse range of companies, where they’re fueling new ways of thinking and responding to the many challenges faced by their government customers. From cybersecurity to national defense, healthcare IT to big data, the needs will only grow as we settle into this Presidential election year and beyond. Throughout this alphabetized list, we’re placing our bets that these industry leaders will continue to drive value and exceed expectations across all levels of government.
Top 30 Execs to Watch Spotlight:
For more than 9 years, Stacy Mendler has been COO of Alion Science and Technology, an engineering, technology and operational solutions company, and we expect Mendler to play a bigger role in the coming years. After a series of acquisitions throughout the 2000s and a continuing track record of growth, Alion was bought by Veritas Capital this summer. Veritas also owns Vencore, a Chantilly-based information solutions and engineering company.
Reason to watch: It will be interesting to see how Alion’s strategy evolves under Veritas Capital ownership.