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James Ballard Joins A-TEK Board of Directors; Kathryn Freeland Quoted

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James Ballard

A-TEK announced on Wednesday that James “Jim” Ballard has joined the company’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

“On behalf of A-TEK, our subsidiary, Mackson Consulting, and our Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Jim to the Board,” stated Kathryn Freeland, president and chief executive officer of A-TEK, Inc. “Jim has an impressive track record of success and a wealth of experience expanding revenue through both organic growth and multiple acquisitions which will serve us well in achieving A-TEK’s growth initiatives.”

Ballard brings more than 45 years of experience to A-TEK. He currently serves as the chairman of Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS). Previously, Ballard served as the CEO and president of the company overseeing and supporting all facets of the organization. He also served as president of PSS’ Federal Services Group after the company he founded and led, Global Services & Solutions, Inc. (GSS) was acquired by PSS.

Prior to founding GSS, Ballard was the president of Perot Systems Government Services (PSGS) and was responsible for strategy, management, operations and business development. Under his leadership, PSGS grew from $57 million to $650 million in annual revenues.

Ballard had a successful Naval career as an engineering duty officer. He managed a diverse workforce of civilian and military personnel. He’s held leadership and command roles in Naval shipyards, the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Program Executive Office (PEO) Submarines. He retired at the rank of Captain, USN.

“I am honored to be joining A-TEK’s Board and I look forward to working with an exceptional company known for providing critical technology innovations to U.S. federal civilian and national security agencies,” said Ballard.

About A-TEK, Inc.

Headquartered in McLean, VA, A-TEK is comprised of a team of experts in managing the data that drives federal missions. A woman-owned small business with employees located in 12 states and 19 cities nationwide, A-TEK is a 23-year partner to U.S. government agencies including the NIH National Library of Medicine, and the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Commerce.

A-TEK delivers science and IT services and solutions across a myriad of government mission areas including public health, law enforcement, national security, environmental, and science.