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Donald E. Atwell – President

Don serves as President for Truestone, LLC where he has overall P&L and business development responsibilities. He served Truestone as a Senior Director and successfully led solution development and capture activities for large U.S. Coast Guard, DoD, and FBI opportunities. Don is a proven leader with two decades of experience in business process outsourcing, operations management, transaction processing, and systems engineering projects in the health and human services, banking, and Federal contracting sectors. Prior to joining Truestone and the Akima family of companies, he built and operated two new lines of business, each with annual revenues in excess of $45M.

Bob Strong – Director, Business Operations

Bob Strong has 24 years of operations experience as a professional leader, program manager, instructor, and Marine Corps officer and aviator. He has extensive experience standing-up and managing high ops-tempo tasks for Corps-level joint staffs and both large & small companies providing Intelligence and ISR services to DoD customers in the Washington DC area, as well as the CENTCOM and AFRICOM AORs. He holds master degrees in Business Administration, and Educational Leadership, Training & Management, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Bob is responsible for strategic planning, program management, customer support, and business development in the DoD/DHS realm, and is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Rich Witherspoon – Manager, DOD Programs

Rich Witherspoon manages Truestone's DOD programs. He has extensive leadership, management, strategic planning, education, and defense policy experience in U.S. and multinational environments, including Field Artillery commands, service on DoD, Joint, Army and NATO military staffs, and faculty positions at two military colleges. He has successfully led programs, managed teams and organizations and conducted research across a wide spectrum of activities, most recently as strategic planner recently for the Joint IED Defeat Organization and JIEDDO's Counter-IED Operations/Intelligence Integration Center. Rich has a masters degree in Political Science from the University of California and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy.

Julie Gordon – Program Manager, Information Technology (IT)

Julie is a proud U.S. Army veteran with over 24 years of Management and Information Technology (IT) experience. She is responsible for the oversight and management of the Truestone team supporting the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), formerly known as the Minerals Management Service (MMS). As a government contractor, she has been key in standing up and management of small and large contracts, including a $300 million Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) contract for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Julie brings skills and experience in the following disciplines: Network Infrastructure Management, Program/Project Management, Operations Management, Service Management, process improvement, process definition, training, team and consensus building at all organizational levels and within multifunctional teams. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management, and is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)v3 Expert.