In July 2011 Avue Technologies Corporation announced the appointment of the Avue Government Advisory Board, which counsels the company’s leadership on the alignment of business opportunities with the critical need for broader technology solutions within the federal government.
Ira L. Hobbs, formerly the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is the board’s chairman.
Other board members have versatile and extensive federal experience:
- Robert Burton, a 30-year veteran of federal procurement law and policy development, including more than 20 years as senior acquisition attorney with the Department of Defense;
- Ed Drosdick, retired after 40 years with Moss Adams, LLP, the largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in the Western U.S.;
- Karen Evans, national director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge who spent 28 years in federal government leading information technology at the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Energy and Department of Justice;
- Gary Krump, Executive Vice President at Cassidy & Associates and one of Washington’s leading experts in Federal contracting, and former chairman and chief judge of the Department of Veterans Affairs;
- Sam Mok, managing member of the international business advisory firm Condor Consulting and former Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor; and,
- Clyde Thompson, a former Deputy Administrator for Operations and Management for Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“I am honored to have these five individuals join me on Avue’s Government Advisory Board,” Hobbs said. “The purpose of the Board is to advise Avue’s senior leadership on the Company’s mission and strategic direction. The collective experience of this group across the spectrum of federal government finance, IT, procurement, regulation, and benefits makes it extraordinarily well qualified to fulfill that role.
“In addition, each of them is a proven leader and distinguished member of their profession. Each is an individual of character and integrity whose career reflects their willingness to act as a change agent in helping organizations excel.”
Avue Co-CEO Linda Brooks Rix said the board members’ broad experience will be key for the company.
“Avue’s market leadership in the federal government is founded on the Company’s deep expertise in human capital management and its commitment to this unique market. Avue’s offering is now emerging as a holistic broader operations management platform,” said Linda Rix, Co-CEO of Avue. “This Board’s breadth and depth of expertise, in broader agency operations, supports this emerging role. We believe that technology can lead to a smaller, better government, and this team can offer leadership with that focus. We are extremely gratified to have been able to attract such high caliber individuals to our Government Advisory Board to help us shape the future of Avue.”