Leadership

Terri Thomas, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mrs. Thomas has over 25 years of defense contracting and management experience and has served in a leadership role at BRTRC for the majority of her career. In 2006, she assumed the role of BRTRC's CEO. She focuses on corporate business development and strategic pursuits, talent management and retention, corporate development and strategic communication. Mrs. Thomas works closely with the Executive Board of Directors and Senior Management Team to identify and foster new industry partnership opportunities for the organization. She provides executive oversight for the BRTRC Small Business Connection, a program created to support rising small businesses as potential teaming partners and subcontractors with BRTRC. She holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a B.A. in English from James Madison University.

Larry McDonald, President and Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Assuming the role of President in 2016, Mr. McDonald, a 20-year veteran with BRTRC, continues to serve as COO. He has more than 25 years of strategic planning and management consulting in Government Services. Mr. McDonald is responsible for day-to-day operations, contract management, corporate compliance, financial planning, and business process improvement initiatives for greater efficiency and effectiveness organization-wide. In 2014, he was responsible for BRTRC's first acquisition of SecureForce, a leading provider of cybersecurity, risk and compliance, and information assurance solutions to government agencies based in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. The acquisition expands existing information technology solutions and enhances BRTRC's current corporate capabilities in Mission Solutions, Operational Advisory Services, and Process Engineering. Mr. McDonald holds an M.B.A. (Beta Gamma Sigma) from The George Washington University School of Business, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and a B.S. from James Madison University.

Christine Villa, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Ms. Villa provides strategic direction for the organization's technology offerings and promotes growth through technology innovation. She has more than 30 years of experience in information systems and modeling in the government sector and has served as a principal consultant to the Department of Defense in the analysis and management of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In 2012, Ms. Villa received the Small Business Administration (SBA) SBIR Tibbetts Award, presented to individuals who embody excellence in high technology in support to the SBIR Program. Recent activities have focused on accelerating the transition of emerging technologies into defense acquisition programs of record, as well as serving on the White House Interagency Innovation and Entrepreneurship Working Group. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary, an M.S. in Operations Research from George Mason University, and doctoral studies in Integer Programming (Combinatorial Optimization of the Bandwidth Packing Problem) also from George Mason University.