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Victory Solutions CEO announced as new NDIA board member

HUNTSVILLE — The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) announced the appointment of Victory Solutions’ CEO and Founder, Kris McGuire as a new member of the NDIA Board.

“Victory Solutions’ position as a leader in defense, technology, and aerospace continues to reinforce the integrity of our national security. I am honored to have the opportunity to join the NDIA board and will work diligently to help
advance the dialogue critical to ensuring tomorrow’s prosperity,” said Kris McGuire, founder and CEO of Victory Solutions.

NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security, providing a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training, and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations, and events.

“NDIA is committed to its mission of serving the warfighter with a strong, productive defense industrial base. These 16 new board members are selflessly giving NDIA their time and interests to see this mission through, and we welcome their rich, objective, nonpartisan dialogue,” Punaro said. Retired Major General Arnold Punaro, CEO of The Punaro Group LLC of Washington, is chairman of the Board.

As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) and Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Victory Solutions is a multiple award-winning company specializing in building relationships with defense and commercial customers to develop, analyze, and integrate advanced aerospace systems.

National Defense Industrial Association Chairman Arnold Punaro announced the selection of McGuire and 15 other new board members earlier this month. They include:

  • David Caswell, head of critical infrastructure engineering, Microsoft Corp.
  • Mark Cherry, vice president and general manager of vertical lift, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Malissia Clinton, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, The Aerospace Corp.
  • Air Force Reserve Col. Kenny Cushing, senior vice president of the defense division, Avantus Federal
  • Jaymie Durnan, deputy assistant to the director of strategic initiatives, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Retired Navy Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, president, Fincantieri Marinette Marine
  • Retired Army Col. Armando “Mandy” Lopez Jr., vice president, Tex-Shield Inc.
  • ML Mackey, co-founder and CEO, Beacon Interactive Systems
  • Megan Milam, head of government relations, Anduril Industries
  • Retired Air Force Gen. Terrence “Shags” O’Shaughnessy, president and chief operating officer, SpaceX
  • Brian Perry, senior vice president and general manager of the processing division, Mercury Systems
  • Retired Air Force Col. Reginald Robinson, vice president for executive branch and international government relations, BAE Systems Inc.
  • Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, executive director, The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
  • Mary Springer, director of legislative affairs, Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Jen Stewart, senior vice president, WestExec Advisors LLC

These new electees were based on nomination committee recommendation, then approved and submitted by the executive committee to the electors, including the full board and chapter presidents, Punaro said.

 

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