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Amy Gilliland became president of General Dynamics Information Technology on September 1, 2017. She had previously served as GDIT deputy for operations, supporting the company in all aspects of business operations.
Since joining General Dynamics Corporation in 2005, Amy has served in a variety of leadership roles including senior vice president of human resources and administration; chief of staff for the chief executive officer and staff vice president of strategic planning; staff vice president of investor relations; and director of strategic planning.
Prior to joining General Dynamics Corporation, Amy served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare and Public Affairs Officer. Her Navy assignments included service aboard USS LABOON (DDG 58), with the Navy’s Legislative Liaison Office to the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and the Navy Office of Information.
Amy earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s degree from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.
Chief Operating Officer
Bernie Guerry serves as chief operating officer of General Dynamics Information Technology. In his role, he is responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as assisting with the development and execution of the company's strategy. Bernie previously served as senior vice president of GDIT’s Intelligence Solutions Division and vice president and general manager of the National Intelligence Sector.
Prior to joining GDIT, he served as the senior procurement executive for the Central Intelligence Agency. He also led organizations at the National Reconnaissance Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Bernie began his career as an active duty U.S. Air Force officer and received extensive acquisitions training at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Bernie earned a bachelor’s degree in business from The Citadel and a master’s degree in business management. He is a distinguished graduate of the Air War College, a graduate of the Intelligence Community Intelligence Fellows program and has completed executive programs at the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University and at Harvard Business School. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Alison Harbrecht serves as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at General Dynamics Information Technology. In her role, she is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and reporting, government compliance, and project financial management and control.
Since joining General Dynamics in 2003, Alison has served in a number of accounting, finance and leadership roles, most recently as staff vice president of investor relations for General Dynamics Corporation. Prior to joining General Dynamics, she served in financial and audit positions at Arthur Andersen and Navigant Consulting.
Alison earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction, in commerce with a concentration in accounting from the University of Virginia and is a certified public accountant in the state of Virginia.
Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
Kelly Ferrell serves as senior vice president and chief growth officer of General Dynamics Information Technology, setting the company's growth strategy and driving technology and business development initiatives. She is responsible for leading integrated growth teams serving the defense, intelligence, health and civil, homeland security and law enforcement markets. She also heads GDIT’s leveraged services offerings from the Integrated Technology Center in Bossier City, La.
Kelly previously served as the head of the Health and Civilian Solutions Division and vice president and general manager within GDIT’s Intel Division. Prior to joining GDIT, Kelly served in management roles at CSC, Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from West Liberty University and completed an executive leadership program in management and strategic planning from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Vice President, Information Technology and Supply Chain and Chief Information Officer
Kristie Grinnell leads the company’s information technology strategic plan in areas of enterprise, business application, data centers, wide-area networks, and customer service. She also oversees supply chain management, including direct and indirect procurement and sourcing.
Kristie brings more than 15 years of senior leadership in the professional and IT service industries. Throughout her career she has led four major IT transformations, which feature changes to enterprise-wide technology, culture, skills and behaviors. Prior to joining GDIT, she served as both director of planning and governance and director of client delivery enablement at CSC. There, she oversaw execution of the company’s IT plan and implementation of its client and knowledge management strategy. Prior to joining CSC, Kristie worked as chief of staff, CIO, and as global IT strategy executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Kristie earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Vice President for Integration and External Affairs
Christian Marrone serves as chief of staff to the president of General Dynamics Information Technology. He previously served as senior vice president of external relations and chief of staff at CSRA. There, he led the teams responsible for government relations, marketing and communications, security, change management and program excellence.
Christian has the unique distinction of having served as a senior presidential appointee in both the Bush and Obama Administrations in addition to his experience in state and local government and the private sector. Prior to joining CSRA, he served as the Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security for Secretary Jeh Johnson.
He has also held a number of senior positions within the Department of Defense (DOD), including Special Assistant to then-Secretary Robert Gates, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. After leaving the DOD, he served as an executive for 3M, where he helped develop the company’s Defense Markets Division, and as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy at the Aerospace Industries Association.
Christian has received several awards throughout his career including the Secretary of Homeland Security Distinguished Public Service Award; the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service Award; and he has twice received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He also received the Young Alumni of the Year Award and the Pennsylvania State University College of Liberal Arts and the Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award.
Christian has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Temple University, and a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania. While attending Pennsylvania State University, he played football under Coach Joseph Paterno and was a member of 1995 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship team.
Vice President and General Counsel
Julie Aslaksen serves as vice president and general counsel at General Dynamics Information Technology. She is responsible for managing GDIT’s legal affairs, which includes providing legal advice and guidance regarding general corporate law, government contracts, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and international and regulatory compliance. As the chief legal officer, she also negotiates significant commercial and international transactions, conducts internal investigations and manages claims and litigation filed by and against GDIT.
Prior to her current role, Julie served as staff vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary for General Dynamics Corporation. There, she provided legal advice and strategic guidance to senior management and the Board of Directors and had responsibility for public company legal matters. Julie joined General Dynamics in 2003 as senior counsel with responsibility for securities matters and mergers and acquisitions. In 2006, she became assistant general counsel and assistant secretary.
Julie earned her juris doctor degree cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree cum laude from the College of William & Mary. She is a member of the state bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Vice President, Human Resources
David Breen serves as vice president of human resources at General Dynamics Information Technology. In his role, he oversees all matters related to human capital management, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, global mobility and learning and development.
Since joining GDIT in 2004, David has led numerous post-acquisition integrations of human capital functions and systems. David previously served as vice president for human resources at General Dynamics United Kingdom, Ltd., following six years in leadership roles at General Dynamics’ corporate headquarters, first as human resources manager, and later, as director of compensation. There, he played a key role in the design, development and administration of incentive and equity compensation plans. David also served within General Dynamics Electric Boat, where he participated in a broad spectrum of human resources initiatives.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Senior Vice President, Defense
Ken Deutsch serves as the senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Defense portfolio, overseeing the delivery of mission critical services and solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense and government customers. In his prior role as executive vice president of CSRA’s Defense Group, he led the company’s support to DoD customers including large scale Information Technology programs, critical mission support services, systems engineering, logistics, and training.
Previously, he served as vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector Defense and Intelligence Group supporting all DoD Combatant Commands, services, and agencies. He had previously served as vice president Information Dominance Programs and CSC’s DoD Cyber account executive.
Ken’s background includes 31 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral (RADM) after commanding Naval Aviation Patrol and Reconnaissance forces at the Squadron, Wing, Group and Task Force level. He served several tours in the Pentagon, including two tours in OPNAV where he was responsible for all Navy Command, control, communications, and computer investments.
Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian
Paul Nedzbala serves as the senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s multi-billion dollar Federal Civilian portfolio. In this role, he leads the strategic direction, growth, planning and performance of the teams responsible for delivering mission-critical IT solutions and professional services to the federal department-level agencies within the Federal Civilian markets.
Paul previously served as executive vice president of CSRA’s Health and Civil Group. Prior to joining CSRA, Paul served as the executive vice president of SRA International’s Health and Civil Group and as chief operating officer for the Constella Health Sciences business unit. He also served in various leadership roles at United Information Systems and the Washington Consulting Group, where he led a team of software engineers in support of the National Institutes of Health.
Paul earned a bachelor's degree in management science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Senior Vice President, Intelligence
Adam Rudo serves as the senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Intelligence portfolio. In his role, he oversees the delivery of mission-critical IT services and enterprise solutions to the intelligence community. Adam previously served as acting vice president and general manager of GDIT’s Intelligence Solutions Division and also led the company’s National Intelligence sector.
Prior to joining the company in 2005, Adam served in a variety of management and technical leadership roles at Lockheed Martin where he supported multiple intelligence community customers. He also led a large technical organization responsible for systems engineering and transitioning critical software and hardware into operations on a complex geospatial solutions program.
Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in computer engineering from Villanova University. He has completed the Finance for Senior Executives program at Harvard Business School and holds active Project Management Professional, Program Management Professional and Portfolio Management Professional certifications from the Project Management Institute.
Senior Vice President, National Security
Leigh Palmer serves as the senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s National Security portfolio. As part of her role, she oversees the delivery of next-generation technology solutions and services that support a variety of customers’ missions to protect the safety and security of our nation.
Leigh previously served as the executive vice president of CSRA’s Intelligence Group where she helped support mission-critical needs within the intelligence community by delivering a broad spectrum of IT services. Prior to joining CSRA, Leigh held multiple senior-level positions within BAE Systems’ Intelligence business, including: vice president of national information technology mission solutions; vice president of advanced programs; cybersecurity director; and various management roles overseeing technology deployment programs. Leigh also previously served in a management position at Northrop Grumman.
Leigh earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.