MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) recently announced its appointment of Sharon Russ as Vice President of the firm’s National Capital Region (NCR) Division. The company has also promoted Dan Gutierrez as Vice President and he will lead MacB’s Information Dominance Division (IDD) in San Antonio. Both appointments have strengthened MacB’s national security team.
Russ and Gutierrez will report directly to Mark Chadason, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MacB’s National Security Group (NSG).
“The addition of Sharon, and promotion of Dan, increases our ability to provide the innovative engineering services and solutions we are known for throughout the DoD and IC,” said Chadason. “In addition to the proven leadership they bring to MacB, customers will be able to rely on their more than 50 years of collective experience in supporting the Nation’s most critical missions.”
Russ will support Intelligence Community (IC) customers in the NCR and will also be responsible for increasing strategic new business opportunities and cultivating critical relationships with key industry partners.
Russ has 20 years of national security focused business experience and prior to joining MacB, she served as Executive Vice President at RAI. She also held senior and management level positions at BAE, SpecTal and Booz Allen Hamilton supporting customers throughout the IC. Russ spent considerable time in the Balkans with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) helping to promote democracy and ensure free and fair elections throughout the region. She is also co-author of “Transforming Intelligence Using Industry Best Practices – The Terrorism Value Chain.”
Gutierrez will be responsible for promoting and leading MacB’s Cyber, Information Operations (IO) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) offerings. Previously, Gutierrez served as acting manager of IDD, where he successfully led several new business efforts and significantly increased MacB’s Cybersecurity offering.
Prior to joining MacB in 2010, Gutierrez led the Cyber and ISR Support Department for Northrop Grumman – TASC. Prior to TASC, Gutierrez served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Signals Intelligence Analyst, focusing on intelligence planning, analysis and support. In 1996, he received the distinguished Air Force Intelligence Award.
Chadason is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Executive Committee and gave WashingtonExec his 2013 Market Outlook earlier this year.