WashingtonExec’s Inaugural Top 30 Execs to Watch List Spotlight: Ellen McCarthy, Noblis NSP

Ellen McCarthy, Noblis NSP

Ellen McCarthy, Noblis NSP

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 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, health 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 these industry leaders will continue to drive value and exceed expectations across all levels of government.

Top 30 Execs to Watch Spotlight:

Ellen McCarthy was named the president at Noblis National Security Partners in November of 2015, after serving as a director of plans and programs and chief operating officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for more than two years. Noblis NSP is combination of three organizations: Point One, Summit Solutions and LMN Solutions and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization.

WashingtonExec first met McCarthy when she was the president of the Intelligence National Security Alliance back in 2009. An intelligence and national security nonprofit that brings together the public, private and academic sectors, McCarthy was able to elevate INSA’s profile and financial standing over her years of service, including increasing its corporate membership by more than 78 percent over her tenure.

INSA is now a highly regarded and influential voice within the intelligence community and leadership agencies.  McCarthy is now back working with a few of her former colleagues, including Noblis board members John McLaughlin, Tish Long, David Shedd and retired Gen. Ron Burgess.

Reason to watch: It will be interesting to see how McCarthy will chose to make her mark in her first industry position within a highly-competitive space.

Read the full top 30 list on WashingtonExec.com.

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