Counter Threat Solutions Promotes Matthew Smith to Program Manager; Theresa Keith Quoted

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Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Counter Threat Solutions (CTS) has promoted Matthew Smith to the role of program manager to supervise operations, growth of the company's contracts and three teams of CTS employees, the company reported on Tuesday.

"Matt brings decades of leadership and talent development expertise to this new role, not to mention a deep understanding of our client's mission and needs," said CTS CEO Theresa Keith.

Smith will bring nearly three decades of experience in providing global integrated executive, analytic and technical support. Smith has led large teams in hostile environments, ensuring timely, innovative, secure and sustainable solutions to a variety of enterprise-wide challenges. 

A retired intelligence community (IC) officer, Smith earned a Masters of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and International Studies from Miami University.

"CTS employs an impressive cadre of talent across numerous skills sets and disciplines," Smith concluded. "I look forward to connecting our subject matter experts with some of our nation's most pressing intelligence challenges to deliver tangible, actionable results."

Smith’s promotion has followed the recent appointment of John Thompson, former program manager at the company, as director of programs with CTS. The company announced Thompson’s appointment in May 2020

In his new role, Thompson will supervise contract expansion and align employee development initiatives to operational and organizational goals. Thompson recently developed and implemented a continuity of operations plans for the firm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomson also managed several contracts in his previous role.

Prior to CTS, Thompson performed force protection, intelligence program management and anti-terrorism missions at the U.S. Air Force for more than two decades.

About Counter Threat Solutions

Counter Threat Solutions LLC (CTS) is a Woman-Owned Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) consulting company named a 2020 Best Place to Work by The Washington Business Journal. CTS provides mission-savvy subject matter experts to the U.S. Government's intelligence and defense communities, as well as innovative financial and IT solutions to its civilian clientele.

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