Laurie Villano named Senior Vice President of Sotera’s Cyber Systems & Solutions Business
HERNDON, Va., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, today introduced Laurie S. Villano as the company’s new Senior Vice President of its Cyber Systems & Solutions (CSS) business headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.
In her new role, Ms. Villano will lead over 300 national security professionals focused on delivering a broad range of cyber security solutions to Fort Meade based customers. Ms. Villano will also work with Sotera’s senior leadership to implement a strategy to propel the company’s growth and momentum in the cyber security market.
Sotera’s President & CEO, John Hillen, commented on Ms. Villano’s new role, “Growing our capabilities and our footprint in the cyber security arena has long been a key part of Sotera’s business strategy. With her vast experience in software engineering, design and development combined with her knowledge of the customer and their unique mission needs, we believe that Laurie is the right person to lead that effort.”
Ms. Villano brings to Sotera the knowledge she has gained from almost 30 years of experience with the DOD/Intelligence Community customer. Most recently she was a Senior Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton providing market and technical leadership for the company’s system and software development contracts in the Fort Meade area.
Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Ms. Villano was a Vice President at BDM International in Columbia, MD leading the company’s regional office providing software and systems engineering as well as transcription and analytical support services to the Fort Meade customer.
Ms. Villano is active in several professional organizations, including AFCEA, where she previously served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Central Maryland Chapter.
About Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera) is an agile, mid-tier national security technology company that delivers innovative systems, solutions and services in support of the critical missions of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and federal law enforcement agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of our nation. Sotera provides essential counterterrorism, cyber operations, intelligence, data-analytics, C4ISR and force mobility solutions to our customers throughout the national security community. Learn more about Sotera at www.soteradefense.com.
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