Bonnie C. Carroll
Founder and CEO
Since 1988, Bonnie C. Carroll’s cross-cutting vision of information management, policy, and technology has been the foundation for IIa success. Her leadership roles in national and international organizations put her at the forefront of strategic futures for scientific and technical information (STI). Carroll is Executive Director of CENDI, the federal STI managers’ group, and has been a consultant to a number of federal science mission agencies. She serves on the National Research Council’s Board of Research Data and Information, and is the U.S. national representative to International CODATA. She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS in Library and Information Science from Columbia University.
Benjamin S. Farrah, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Ben Farrah serves as Senior Adviser for Finance and Business Strategy to the CEO and is responsible for IIa accounting, contracts, and human resources operations. He is a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years of government contracting experience, first as an Auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and, more recently, as Chief Financial Officer for International Resources Group /Engility. Farrah earned a BS in Accounting from Christopher Newport College and the Master of Taxation degree from George Washington University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Senior VP, Business Development
Darrin Lawrence has more than 25 years of experience in environmental, radiological, and emergency program management for commercial companies and government agencies. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of strategic growth initiatives for IIa. Prior to joining IIa, Lawrence supported Deep Water Horizon Accident response in the Gulf of Mexico, which included managing over 2000 terabytes of environmental data and approximately 120,000 samples for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment being conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, he coordinated emergency response and standard operating procedures with 17 federal agencies.
Kelly Callison, PMP
Senior VP, Operations
Kelly Callison has nearly 40 years of experience in public and private sector information technology and engineering. He is responsible for managing contracts with the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others. Prior to joining IIa, Callison was Vice President and Deputy General Manager of the Civilian Operations Group at NCI Information Systems, Inc., and had a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Callison received a BS in Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy, and an MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
IIa's Advisory Board is focused on the continuing goal of strengthening the company’s position in Federal Government markets as a top provider of high-quality, trusted information services.
As a small business that is growth oriented, it is very important to look to experienced business leaders for guidance and advice during this time of transition and beyond. This Board is focused on the continuing goal of strengthening the company’s position in Federal Government markets as a top provider of high-quality, trusted information services. IIa is fortunate to have an Advisory Board comprised of distinguished and experienced individuals.
Ms. Linda Allan
From 1991 until her retirement in 2008, Ms. Allan served as the Executive Vice President for NCI Information Systems, an IT company focusing on full lifecycle IT specialties, where she was responsible for business growth, acquisitions, and risk mitigation. She also oversaw NCI’s growth from a small 8(a) firm with $1 million in revenue to a large, publically traded company with $390 million in revenue in 2008. Prior to joining NCI, Ms. Allan held senior operations positions with Automated Sciences Group, MAXIMA Corporation, and Litton Bionetics. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for INDUS Corporation and OnPoint Consulting, Inc.
Ms. Anne K. Altman
Anne K. Altman retired from International Business Machines Corporation, where she served in a number of roles, beginning in 1981. Most recently, Ms. Altman served as General Manager, IBM US Federal and Government Industries, Washington D.C., since 2013. She also served on the IBM Performance Team and on the Advisory Board to IBM's Industry Academy. From 2009 until to 2013, Ms. Altman served as General Manager, Global Public Sector. Ms. Altman serves on the Executive Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, on the Executive Committee and as Technology Council Chair of the Professional Services Council, and on the Executive Committee and Nominating Committee, as well as Treasurer, of the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Altman serves on the SPX FLOW, Inc. Board. She has won numerous awards and was included on FedScoop’s most recent Top 50 Women in Tech. Ms. Altman brings extensive information technology experience, including with respect to cybersecurity. Ms. Altman also contributes expertise with dealing and building relationships with government and regulatory agencies. Additionally, Ms. Altman offers valuable marketing, organizational management, and workforce optimization skills.
Mr. Rich Hozik
As Senior Managing Director and Founding Member of McLean Consulting Services, LLC and President and Chief Executive Officer and Founding Member of Hozik and Lawson, LLC, Mr. Hozik is responsible for leading the management of these consulting practices which specialize in strategic planning, business process and profit improvement, business turnarounds, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. His previous career experience included serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Divisional Chief Executive Officer to a number of Washington D.C. area companies, and as CFO and CEO of a global biomedical firm with operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Ms. Terry Roberts
Terry Roberts is establishing the first Cyber Security E-Commerce Community - enabling all businesses (especially mid-sized and small companies) to have continuous online access to tailored learning, smart buying and connections, to the best products, services, insights and trends industry wide. Previously Terry was the TASC VP for Cyber Engineering and Analytics, running all Cyber/IT, Financial and Business Analytics cross cutting innovative technical services. Prior to TASC. Terry was the Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the US Interagency, with a special focus on leveraging and transitioning commercial innovation and acquisition excellence to government programs and capabilities.
Before transitioning to industry in 2009, Terry Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information-warfare military and civilian professionals and managed more than $5 billion in resources, technologies, and programs globally, leading the initial approach for the merging of Naval Communications, Information Warfare and Intelligence under the OPNAV N2/N6 and the creation of the Information Dominance Corps. Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Terry Roberts served as the Director of Requirements and Resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI), spearheading the creation and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), in partnership with the Director of National Intelligence, the Services, the Combat Support Agencies, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
Terry Roberts is the Co-Chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Cyber Council and two Task Force efforts, a Member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee, on the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) BOD and participates in the Cyber Education Advisory BOD’s for the USNA and Marymount University. She was named one of D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Tech of 2015.
Mr. Stan Soloway
Stan Soloway is President & CEO of Celero Strategies, LLC, a full-service strategic consultancy focused on the federal market. Celero Strategies is Soloway’s latest step in a career during which he has become widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on the federal market and the factors and dynamics that drive it. Over the last 25 years, he has developed a broad reputation for his incisive analyses, his deep understanding of the intersections of policy and mission, and his ability to translate that expertise into meaningful actions and strategies. With Celero, Soloway’s goal is to combine two core passions: helping good companies bring innovative solutions to government; and helping government significantly improve its delivery of mission and services.
Prior to founding Celero Strategies in January, 2016, Stan served for 15 years as the President & CEO of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the largest national association of government technology and professional services firms. Under his leadership, PSC grew more than 300%, greatly expanded its reach and portfolio, and became clearly established as the most influential association of its kind.
While at PSC, Soloway was the industry’s leading voice, policy strategist and resource for both government and the private sector. He played a significant role in addressing virtually every major issue and challenge impacting the marketplace, from the post-9/11 environment and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the Edward Snowden case, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the OPM data breach, as well as scores of legislative and regulatory initiatives. He regularly testified before Congress, wrote nearly 150 columns for Washington Technology, the Washington Business Journal and Government Executive magazine (which he continues to do); appeared often on radio and television; and was routinely sought out by both corporate and government organizations to discuss current market trends, dynamics and strategies. He has also been a contributing author for books published by Cambridge University, Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.
During the second half of the Clinton Administration, Stan served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and was responsible for wide-ranging reforms to defense acquisition and technology policy and practices, and broader department-wide re-engineering. In recognition of his leadership in the department, Stan was awarded both the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Stan was the recipient of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Government Technology Leadership Award and, in 2015, was inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame. He also was named the IT Industry Executive of the Year in 2013 by Government Computer News; has regularly been named one of the 100 most influential business leaders in Washington (Washington Business Journal) and one of the 100 most influential figures in national defense (Defense News and Gannett). He is also a three-time winner of the Federal 100 Award for his leadership in federal information technology.
A deep believer in the importance and value of public and community service, Stan also dedicates significant energy and resources to the non-profit sector. Most notably, he served five years as a presidentially appointed/Senate confirmed member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and other national service programs, and is a major source of funding and thought leadership for community service organizations across the nation. He and his family also created a foundation in 2014 through which they take inner city high school students on unique service learning trips to Africa.
Stan is also a principal at the Partnership for Public Service where he serves as a Senior Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE) and mentors mid-career civil servants; is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the National Contract Management Association; and serves on the Community Advisory Board of WAMU Radio, Washington, DC’s National Public Radio outlet.
Earlier in his career he was a public policy and public affairs consultant for nearly 20 years. He also co-produced the acclaimed PBS series “Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union.”