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George Mendiola joined FSA in 2017 and serves as the company’s Managing Director. Prior to joining FSA, George served at Engility Corporation as a Federal Civilian Group Vice President (VP) where he proactively led all business aspects of the $500M+ a year enterprise with service to the Department of Justice, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Civilian Group, Mr. Mendiola served as the Operations Director for Engility’s Space Systems Group supporting the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), USAF/Space and Missile Systems Command (SMC) and NASA customers. As the Operations Director, he managed cleared professionals across the facilities, finance, contracts, subcontracts, talent management and talent acquisition back office functions. Mr. Mendiola has nearly 20 years of progressive experience in strategic planning, organizational development, contracts management, proposal development, customer engagement, financial planning, and cost accounting compliance. Prior to joining TASC in 2010, a company of Engility, Mr. Mendiola served as the Deputy Director of Project Control for SAIC’s Space & Geospatial Intelligence Business Unit providing development and SETA mission support to the intelligence community and Department of Defense customers. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight and development of professionals delivering EVMS, cost management and scheduling support to a portfolio of contracts valued at $700M in annual sales with over 2,500 employees nationwide. Mr. Mendiola earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Business Administration from Radford University.
General Manager and Program Manager
Steve Derr brings almost 30 years of front-line law enforcement experience to FSA, having served as a special agent and supervisor with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for 28 years. Steve moved up through the DEA ranks and served 18 years in management/supervision of multiple projects at multiple locations, directing hundreds of people in field offices across the globe, and managing multi-million dollar annual budgets. In addition to his work in the US, Steve directed money-laundering investigations in South and Central America. At FSA, he serves as General Manager for the company and as Program Manager for the Department of Justice (DOJ) Asset Forfeiture Program Support (AFPS) contract. He provides assessments of corporate and government agency needs; advice on planning for and managing projects and programs specialized training; and assistance in selecting appropriate personnel. Prior to joining FSA, after retiring from the DEA, Steve served as a senior manager at Deloitte, LLC.
With a distinguished career in accounting and finance, Elaine Morrison has served FSA for more than a decade and has been continuously promoted for her outstanding performance and leadership, rising from FSA’s Controller and Director of Finance to her current position of CFO. Under her direction, FSA has enjoyed a billing accuracy rating of 99.0% or greater from 2009 to 2015 and has implemented various innovations including electronic timesheets for 1,800 personnel and automated billing. Elaine brings a diverse financial background and experiences gained from her time at leading CPA firms as well as positions in the hospitality industry and has used that expertise to elevate FSA’s customer service approach. She has overseen the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reviews and various corporate audits at FSA, adhering to the processes of the company’s larger, publicly-traded parent organizations and delivered highly successful results. Elaine holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
CHERYL WALKER WALDRUP
VP of Strategic Initiatives
A veteran of the federal government services industry, Cheryl Waldrup brings more than 25 years of experience to FSA, where she is responsible for development and implementation of the marketing and business development plans, growth strategy, teaming arrangements, bid decisions, capture management, contract expansion as well as proposal development and submission. She develops the company’s SWOT, capture processes, corporate communications and capabilities statements. As a member of the leadership team, she participates in strategic planning and monthly/quarterly interaction with the parent companies of the joint venture (multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded Engility and AECOM). Prior to joining FSA, Cheryl served in similar roles at Integrated Support Systems, Inc. (ISSi), Govplace, American Systems, Daon and General Physics Corporation, where she led re-branding efforts as well as business development. She is a graduate of the ACT-IAC Partners program and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is also a graduate of the 2013-14 Leadership Foundry, a program sponsored by Women in Technology (WIT) Washington, DC to train and promote women in corporate board positions. Cheryl is an active participant in the Women in Technology, American Council for Technology Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), AFCEA, AFFIRM and several other organizations promoting cooperation and collaboration between government and industry in the greater DC area.