Our advisory board is comprised of former senior federal government and industry officials that have a long history of improving the IT processes in the federal market place. The members of the board will bring this IT knowledge and expertise to Dynanet, Dynanet customers and industry partners.
Gloria Parker is CEO and Senior Partner of Parker Group Consulting in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She advises major companies from large integrators, to consulting firms and small businesses on government and business strategies. She also works with Federal Government Agencies on executive management issues such as IT Governance including Enterprise Architecture and Capital Planning, electronic government, IT Operations, applications of IT solutions to address mission needs and requirements, as well as organizational excellence, strategic planning, capital planning, management development, executive mentoring and coaching and other disciplines.
Ms. Parker held executive management positions at CSC and Apptis, Inc from 2005 through 2009. Prior to that time, she served as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) beginning in 2002. She also served as HUD’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 1998 through 2002. As CIO and CTO, Ms. Parker’s focus was on Information Technology (IT) Reform, IT Capital Planning and Investment Management, Business Process Improvement, eGovernment, IT Security, Enterprise Architecture, IT Operations, and data quality and management. Prior to HUD, Ms. Parker was the first Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Education. She also served on a Presidential Transition Team in 2008-2009.
Ms. Parker was employed by the IBM Corporation for 17 years where she was recognized for her exceptional ability to apply technology to meet the business needs of her customers. She held high-level management and executive positions and received many awards, including the prestigious “IBM Golden Circle” recognition for exemplary leadership which is presented to the top 1% of personnel. At one point in her IBM career, she taught sales and marketing to newly-hired marketing representatives and systems engineers. Ms. Parker embodies executive management and leadership skills that have proven successful in the private and public sectors. Ms. Parker has become an executive champion in transforming the way government does business through the use of information technology.
Ms. Parker’s government-wide leadership is recognized by both government and industry. She was a charter member of the Federal CIO Council and a former Co-chair, IT Workforce Committee of the Federal CIO Council. Ms. Parker is past president of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) and currently serves as one of its two directors. Ms. Parker has received a number of prestigious awards and acknowledgments including the 2000 Presidential Rank Award given for exemplary Government leadership, the 2000 Federal 100 Award for CIO Council leadership in recruiting and retaining Federal IT workers, the Presidential Medal for successful Y2K conversion of HUD’s systems, and Vice President National Performance Review Hammer Award. In addition, Ms. Parker has been commended by OMB for her leadership in establishing HUD as a model in IT investment management. She is a Fellow in the Council for Excellence in Government, a member of the CIO SAGE (Senior Advisor to Government Executives) Partnership for Public Service program. She has served as keynote speaker at the International CIO Conference and the Korean Forum on electronic government both held in Seoul, South Korea in 2005 and 2010. Most recently, Ms. Parker was named to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Korean International Forum on Electronic Government.
Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Hampton University and completed two years towards a Ph.D in Mathematical Statistics at Ohio State University.
Edward O’Hare joins Dynanet Corporation Board of Advisors. Mr. O’Hare has more than 40 years’ experience as a senior executive with a record of success in the Federal Government and private sector. He has demonstrated ability to consult, lead and manage all aspects of large and small businesses, grow revenue and lead profitable delivery of a full range of products and services to customers.
After service in the U.S. Army, Mr. O’Hare began a long career in both the public and private sectors. His positions include Assistant Commissioner for the Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration (GSA) where Mr. O’Hare managed GSA IT and telecommunications contracts, which totaled more than $22 billion a year. He also served as the CIO for GSA’s Federal Supply Service and the Federal Acquisition Services. In the private sector, Mr. O’Hare worked with several government consulting contractors, including as vice president of business development for Dynanet Corporation.