Bill’s background includes more than 25 years of experience providing services to federal, state, local and commercial clients. Skilled in the expansion and maintenance of profitable enterprises, Bill has spearheaded numerous operational efficiency and process improvement programs across a wide variety of industries. The portfolio of programs under his management has included protective services for a variety of federal agencies and U.S. government interests worldwide. Bill holds a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech, a M.S. degree from George Washington University, and a M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mechner joins Akima after spending 25 years at CSC. His most recent position was Vice President and Controller for the U.S. Government sector at CSC. He was responsible for financial management of contracts that supported virtually all departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Prior to that, he managed CSC’s Shared Service Center that provided Payroll, Accounts Payable, Procurement, Travel Reimbursement, and Human Resources services to all of the company’s U.S. based vendors and employees. Earlier in his career Larry worked as a staff auditor for Ernst & Young. Larry holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. He earned his CPA in Maryland. He lives with his family in northern Virginia.
Mia joined the Akima family of companies in 2010 with over 30 years of human resources experience. Prior to Akima, Mia served as Chief Operating Officer for C2 Portfolio, an HR consultancy supporting federal contractors in the Washington, D.C. area. She has also held senior leadership positions with CACI and BAE Systems in the U.S. and Europe. Mia studied at the INSEAD Business School in France and holds a degree in Business Studies.
Joe joins AKIMA from Leidos. As Vice President, Strategy and Development for Leidos, Joe supported approximately $2B in annual revenue business and helped lead the integration of a $5.3B acquisition of Lockheed Martin IS&GS Services Business. Joe previously held the role of Vice President, Business Development, for BAE Systems Intelligence and Security Sector, Global Analysis Business. He built a BD enterprise supporting the Defense and Intelligence Communities Intelligence, Information Technology and C4ISR. Joe served more than 12 years in active military and civilian service as a combat arms officer and intelligence officer. His assignments include Army, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He holds a BA in Law and Society from University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Management from Webster University in St Louis, MO.
Chris joined the Akima Family of companies in 2006 with over 20 years of government and civilian leadership. Prior to assuming his current role, he served numerous positions within Akima to include the President of SAVA Workforce Solutions. Chris also served 13 years in the United States Army in a myriad of law enforcement roles including: Military Police, Field Forensic Computer Examiner, Special Agent, Operations, and Special Agent-in-Charge. His military career included duty assignments in Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Hawaii, Central America and Europe. Chris has earned MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Barry has over twenty years of experience in the computer systems engineering field. His career started in the private sector in 1987 as a systems engineer, designing and supporting field computer systems for a civil engineering firm. In 1993, Barry accepted a job in the local county government providing systems engineering support for their IT systems. In 1999, Barry joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a contractor for the Office of Special Intelligence; he was then hired by the DEA in 2001 to lead the Office of Special Intelligence System Engineering and Development unit. In July 2010, Barry was promoted to Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator (Chief of Operations, Engineering and Development of the Office of Information Systems). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from George Mason University.
John joined Akima in 2013 with more than two decades of federal procurement leadership experience, including helping small and medium size businesses utilizing Small Business Administration programs to succeed in federal markets. Leveraging his deep understanding of procurement policy and programs, he provides Akima with clear leadership on regulatory matters and strategic planning. John is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional accredited by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from George Mason University. He is based in the Akima, LLC, Herndon headquarters and resides in Northern Virginia with his family.
Anne Donahue is Akima, LLC's General Counsel.
Juvy joined the Akima family of companies in 2004, bringing extensive experience in building government contracting networks and teams. Her talents and experience include developing and leading large service contracts that integrate Akima’s Technology Solutions & Products Group companies with best-in-class partners to provide clients with the best possible solution. Juvy has implemented complex projects for numerous government agencies and specializes in bringing together and managing multi-vendor teams. The Technology Solutions & Products Group encompasses Akima companies that are aligned with IT, Communications & Intelligence and Construction services. Since 1991, Juvy has started, nurtured and managed several successful IT solutions companies through all stages of company growth and maturation.
David Rue joined Akima in 2016 as President of the Mission Systems, Engineering, and Technology Group. David proudly served in the United States Air Force as an F-16 pilot and held numerous combat, operational, and staff positions including the Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff and Country Director for Korea, leading foreign military sales in excess of $6 billion. After retirement, David held progressively senior leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies. David managed US Army, DISA, and Department of Defense IT and ISR business while at SAIC and SRA International (later acquired by CSRA). At Akima, David leads companies in the IT, Communications & Intelligence and Aviation Support fields. David holds a Master’s in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida.
Scott is a 22-year Army aviation veteran who previously led the Army and Department of State aviation programs for DynCorp International. Prior to commencing his career as a civilian, Scott led the Army’s PEO (Program Executive Office) Aviation product office for OH-58D/F Kiowa Warrior Helicopters at Redstone Arsenal. His extensive experience in the Army Aviation market and well-known reputation for developing and maintaining outstanding customer relationships will be instrumental in working with Akima’s companies operating in Huntsville (Lynxnet, LLC; Tuva, LLC; Talu, LLC).
Lou oversees the strategic and operational activities of Akima’s Construction Services, directing the continued growth and profitability of those companies as they expand their client list and market presence. Lou has more than 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry, with an excellent record in driving growth, diversifying service solutions and delivering operational excellence on numerous programs and projects for commercial and federal clients. He has held progressively senior positions at Ebasco Services, Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp. and The Conti Group, all leaders in engineering and construction. Lou earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and is a Professional Engineer (PE). He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Education General Manager Program.