Longtime C-suite government contracting executive and retired Air Force Col. Stephen M. Hunt died June 5, according to his obituary. He was 77.
Hunt’s 20-year Air Force career included assignments with the Air Force Audit Agency at Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts, the Data Systems Design Center in Washington, D.C., and the Bien Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam. He later transitioned to the computer systems career field and during the last three years of his career, served as chief of architecture and integration at Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon. Hunt retired from the service in 1985.
Throughout his industry career, Hunt was program manager at CACI, senior account executive at Teradata, director of Advanced Technology at CACI and vice president and chief information officer at SI International and at Salient Federal Solutions.
In the years following his retirement from Salient, Hunt assisted several nonprofits and emerging tech companies in the Washington, D.C., area. He most recently served as a member of the Riviera Beach Planning and Zoning Board in Riviera Beach, Florida.
Kay Curling, senior vice president of human resources at Deployed Resources and a friend of Hunt’s, worked with him at two companies and spent time with him inside and outside the office. Curling remembers Hunt as a great listener, adviser and technologist.
“There are so many words to describe Steve including Apple fanatic, Washington Capitals and Nationals fan, brilliant technologist, inquisitive soul, and to many a great colleague and friend,” Curling said. “He was a great listener and provided sage advice when asked for. Steve had a heart for people and for causes such as ALS research, physical accessibility in our cities, local and national politics, and so much more. I will miss his daily emails sharing unique content, our Apple support calls, and most of all, his laugh and caring heart.”