William “Bill” Hoover will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 20 at WashingtonExec’s inaugural Chief Officer Awards, celebrating his 40 years of leadership experience in the information systems and services market.
Hoover, a veteran officer of the U.S. Navy, joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2005 and most recently served as president and CEO until his retirement in July 2014. There, he led the development of the corporate vision and strategy, providing the focus for growth as a privately held, employee-owned company.
After retiring, Hoover remained on the company’s board of directors and was elected chairman of the board at the AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ annual shareholders meeting in September 2014. He is also a member of the board’s audit and finance and HR committees and chairs the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee.
Prior to AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Hoover was president and chief operating officer of Dynamics Research Corp., where he led the development of the company’s business growth strategy. Before that, he was president and CEO of FutureNext Consulting, a commercially focused systems integration and consulting services company.
Hoover also spent time as senior vice president of Oracle Service Industries, as executive vice president of BDM International, Inc. and as president and COO of PRC, Inc. Additionally, he founded the consulting firm WCH Enterprises.
His civilian career began as a product engineer for Ford Motor Co., after serving as a Navy officer in and graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering.
Hoover will receive his award at the The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, from 11 a.m.-2p.m.
“I have always admired Bill as a man of integrity and servant leadership,” WashingtonExec founder and CEO JD Kathuria said. “He learned many of those leadership skills from the Naval Academy. He has earned the respect of the entire GovCon community, and we’re honored to recognize him at the first annual Chief Officer Awards and highlight his lifelong commitment to serving others.”
The Chief Officer Awards will celebrate the most impactful and innovative executives in government and industry sitting in the C-suite, and nominations are open until March 13.