Akima Names Barbara Doherty as Vice President of Contracts and Procurement

Former PAE Executive Will Strengthen Akima’s Contracts Team


Herndon, VA – Akima today announced that Barbara Doherty has been named Vice President of Contracts and Procurement. Doherty will oversee all of Akima’s corporate contracts, subcontracts, and purchasing operations.

“We are pleased to add Barbara Doherty to the Akima leadership team, and welcome the experience she brings to our organization,” said Bill Monet, Akima President and CEO. “Her knowledge gained from managing contracts for large organizations, small businesses, and Alaska Native Corporations will be critical as we grow our customer base across the Akima portfolio of companies.”

Prior to joining Akima, Doherty served as corporate vice president of contracts for Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) where she was responsible for contracts corporate-wide as well as the day-to-day management of the National Security Solutions business unit. While at PAE, she also led the Global Supply Chain operation for PAE, responsible for $1B in subcontracts and procurement.

“I’m delighted to join Akima and work with the team to optimize contract and procurement operations,” said Doherty. “Akima is a fast-growing business with a compelling mission, and I am excited to help the company drive continued success.”

Doherty brings over 30 years of professional government contracts experience to Akima. In addition to her roles at PAE, she led contracts and procurement organizations at U.S. Investigation Services and Chenega Corporation. Doherty began her career as a senior contracting officer for the U.S. federal government, and she holds a Professional Contract Management certification from the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA).

About Akima

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of aviation, construction, facilities and logistics, IT and mission support, protective services and detention management, and systems engineering. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2019, Washington Technology ranked Akima #38 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about Akima, visit www.akima.com.

Akima is more than one company. We are a portfolio of 8(a) companies, small businesses, and other operating organizations. We take pride in being both specialized and nimble — two qualities that allow us to respond quickly to our customers’ unique needs.