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Chairman of the Board, Vice President
Mr. Martin Faga, is a member of the National PNT Advisory Board and sits on the boards of several corporations. He previously served for six years as the CEO of MITRE Corporation, a non-profit technology and engineering firm. He also served as an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, and earlier worked in several capacities in the intelligence community and as a congressional staff member. He is also a Senior Advisor to Strategic Command’s Purposeful Interference Response Team.
President & Director
Mr. Dana Goward is retired from the federal Senior Executive Service having served as the maritime navigation authority for the United States. As Director, Marine Transportation Systems for the US Coast Guard, he led 12 different navigation-related business lines budgeted at over $1.3B/yr. He has represented the US at IMO, IALA, the UN anti-piracy working group, and other international forums. A licensed helicopter and fixed wing pilot, he has also served as a navigator at sea and is a retired Coast Guard Captain. Mr. Goward is a member of the National PNT Advisory Board, and is a Senior Advisor to Strategic Command’s Purposeful Interference Response Team.
Ms. Kim Painter, CPA, is a partner at Barnes, Brock, Cornwell & Heilman, PLC in Chesapeake, VA where she serves a wide range of clientele including small businesses, professional practices, contractors, and not-for-profits. In 1999 she was named to the “Inside Business Top 40 Under 40” and was selected Rotarian of the Year for 2001 – 2002. In 2011 she received the “Women in Business” achievement award from “Inside Business” for her professional and community volunteer accomplishments. Ms Painter is a member of the Leadership Hampton Roads Class of 1999, the Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2012, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Rear admiral Jeff Hathaway is a 33 year U.S. Coast Guard veteran and currently president of Security Shield Associates, a homeland and national security consulting company. Jeff commanded several major Coast Guard cutters, performing law enforcement and national security duties from Alaska’s Bering Sea to the southern Caribbean Sea. He also served as the Navy’s first director of worldwide anti-terrorism and force protection as well as managing operational policy for all Coast Guard navigational services. Admiral Hathaway holds post-graduate degrees in business and national security strategy and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.
Having led U.S. maritime navigation safety programs, committees and delegations at home and abroad, Pauline Cook is a practical navigator with firsthand experience with PNT and GPS. Her experience includes leading navigation teams in open ocean transits and congested waters. As the Captain of a minimally crewed ship and Commanding Officer of a regional Vessel Traffic Center, she led the integration of Civil GPS into shipboard and shoreside use. Finally, as a marine safety professional and a maritime search and rescue coordinator, PNT and GPS were highly valued in the prevention of marine accidents and the saving of lives.
William Porter is a retired submarine captain and President of Global Shift LLC, a thriving small business he formed in 2008 serving US Defense and Homeland Security sectors with innovative, secure, and cost-effective technology and communications solutions. During his 28 year Navy career William served as Commanding Officer of USS Nebraska (SSBN-739), NAVSEA Program Manager for Strategic and Attack Submarines (PMS 392), and Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. He has broad top-level knowledge of the federal acquisition system and the DoD financial and program management environments.