Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020: Alion’s Terri Walker-Spoonhour

Terri Walker-Spoonhour, Alion Science & Technology

As senior vice president of operations, Terri Walker-Spoonhour is responsible for the overall health of Alion’s business portfolio to include program performance, business planning and strategy, measurement, and financial and business growth. She was previously the senior vice president of the Alion Distributed Simulation Group, where she led a team that consistently achieved or exceeded performance targets.

Walker-Spoonhour’s expertise is in optimizing business strategy to strengthen the overall enterprise. She works closely with Alion’s financial organization implementing strategies to improve program performance and drive margin growth, enhanching overall operational efficiencies.

In 2019, as a member of the executive leadership team, she supported the integration of Alion-acquired MacAulay-Brown, Inc. into the company, and divestiture of Alion’s Naval Systems Business Unit to Serco.

Walker-Spoonhour has been instrumental in the success of program execution across the organization, exceeding contractual commitments and customers’ expectations. Alion benefits from Walker-Spoonhour’s keen business acumen seeing an increase in large-scale contract awards in legacy markets and in key growth areas.

Why Watch:

Walker-Spoonhour has operational, program and industry experience that make her a leader driving positive results across the corporation. There is continued demand for Alion’s expertise and technologies in supporting defense and intelligence communities. This is directly attributed to Alion’s strong business strategy and plan, areas Walker-Spoonhour works side by side with Alion’s CEO and chief financial officer to define and implement.

Walker-Spoonhour will continue to be instrumental in leading Alion’s business portfolio, business planning and strategy, measurement and performance, and financial and business growth, while embedding a culture across Alion that facilitates excellence in program execution and customer success.

Read the entire Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020 here.

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