Board of Directors
Mark A. Willard
Interim President/CEO and COO
Mark A. Willard has served as the Chief Impact Officer of KEYW since its founding in August of 2008. In this position, he has played a key role in developing a strong operations team. In his current role he is responsible for ensuring that the goals for revenue and profit are met and assists the CEO in formulating current and long-range plans, objectives and policies. He provides leadership to senior management related to organization, business development and financial management and ensures a clarity of objectives and focus for senior managers and operations personnel. He has over 30 years of multi disciplined management experience related to systems development, operation and life cycle support. Mr. Willard has played a key role in building an engineering capability from the ground up at four companies focused on supporting the Intelligence Community. After eight years of military service he joined ManTech and served as the Vice President of Columbia, MD Operations, responsible for building the company from 30 to over 300 personnel providing engineering services to the National Security Agency. He transitioned to Windermere in 1998. As one of Windermere's first employees, he helped build a well established engineering development and systems integration company. Windermere was acquired by Essex Corporation in 2005 and Mr. Willard remained at the company and served as the Vice President of the Engineering & Technology Sector. When Essex Corporation was acquired by Northrop Grumman, Mr. Willard continued to build the Engineering & Technology Sector and was responsible for over 400 personnel providing services to the major Intelligence Community agencies, as well as special military. Mr. Willard served at Northrop Grumman in this capacity until his employment with KEYW in 2008. Mr. Willard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences and has completed coursework toward a Master of Science degree in Technology Management at the University of Maryland, University College. He proudly raised 3 daughters on lessons learned from Seinfeld episodes, and is looking forward to opening our first warm climate ocean-front office someday.
Caroline S. Pisano
Chairman of the Board
Caroline S. Pisano has been a director at KEYW since August 22, 2008. Previously, she was a Director of Essex Corporation from September 2000 through January 2003 and served as General Counsel and Vice President of Finance of Essex from January 2003 to June 2004. From April 2000 through December 2002, Ms. Pisano was a member of Networking Ventures, L.L.C. From August 1996 to March 2000, Ms. Pisano served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of Pulse Engineering, Inc., an information security and signal processing company which was sold in March 2000. From August 1992 to July 1996, Ms. Pisano served as a senior transactional attorney with the law firm of Wechsler, Selzer, and Gurvitch, Chartered. From June 1988 to August 1990, Ms. Pisano, was a certified public accountant, practiced public accounting and specialized in high tech and biotech companies. Ms. Pisano received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, D.C. Ms. Pisano graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. Although Ms. Pisano is an attorney and an accountant she likes to follow Jimmy Buffett's advice and "say what you mean, mean what you say". Ms. Pisano has four children and enjoys volunteering at her children's public schools.
Ms. Pisano's significant institutional knowledge of our company's field of work gives our board valuable insight into our operations. Her prior managerial experience brings insightful business knowledge to bear on our board deliberations.
Deborah A. Bonanni
Ms. Bonanni retired from public service in 2012 as the Chief of Staff of the National Security Agency. In this role she was responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and oversight of the corporate functions that enable and support the Agency’s signals intelligence, information assurance, and cyber security missions. Her span of control covered physical and personnel security, human resource services, education and training, installations and logistics, policy and records, external relations, corporate communications, occupational health and wellness, senior leadership development and registry and protocol services.
Ms. Bonanni’s proudest professional achievements include: the establishment of an enduring strategic human resource planning capacity to measure the success of NSA’s recruitment and retention programs and the overall wellness and productivity of the workforce; the modernization of recruitment and hiring initiatives to improve NSA’s national competitiveness in attracting diverse STEM graduates to perform its missions; and the identification, selection and professional development of a strong and viable cadre of collaborative leaders and technical experts for future succession to NSA’s highest levels of responsibility.
Prior to serving as NSA Chief of Staff, Ms. Bonanni served as the senior executive leader of two key constituent directorates, the Associate Director for Human Resources Services and Associate Director for Education and Training. She also served as the Commandant of the National Cryptologic School, a nationally recognized academic institution providing tailored training and professional development for military and civilian employees.
Ms. Bonanni held positions in the NSA Office of General Counsel, first as a procurement attorney, then becoming the Associate General Counsel for Information Security. She departed this latter assignment to become the Deputy Director of Equal Employment Opportunity where she led a strategic initiative to ensure timely and consistent processes for resolving equal employment opportunity claims. She advocated for the use of mediation as a neutral and effective alternative to litigation for resolving disputes, and established the Agency’s first alternative dispute resolution center.
Ms. Bonanni graduated from Hood College, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University. She is a member of the Bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She graduated from the 43rd Senior Seminar, an executive training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State for civilian and military leaders from the federal foreign affairs community. Ms. Bonanni received the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, NSA’s highest honorary degree, as well as three Presidential Rank Awards, one of Distinguished and two of Meritorious.
William I. Campbell
Mr. Campbell's business experiences in a diverse group of major public companies, including service as the CEO of Philip Morris USA and in numerous executive positions in the financial services industry, gives our board a perspective on national and global economic developments and valued experience in the operations of large organizations.
Mr. Chao brings over 20 years of management consulting, investment banking and policy expertise in the aerospace/defense industry. Mr. Chao earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
John G. Hannon
Mr. Hannon's significant institutional knowledge of our company provides valuable insight to our board. His prior managerial experience and military service brings an enhanced understanding of government contract focused business to board deliberations.
Kenneth A. Minihan
Kenneth A. Minihan (Lt. General (Ret) USAF) has been a director at KEYW since August 22, 2008. Lt. General Minihan is a Managing Director of Paladin Capital Group and is focused on the development and implementation of new investment opportunities for Paladin's Homeland Security Fund. Prior to joining Paladin, Lt. General Minihan was the 14th Director of the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service. While at the NSA, he was instrumental in the definition and implementation of the National Information Assurance Program. During his military service, Lt. General Minihan developed extensive experience in making new technologies operational and implementing leading edge services and products in a competitive environment where lives were often at risk. During the last twenty years of the Cold War and the transition to the Information Age, he was instrumental in the definition and selection of technology solutions to solve many difficult national security information needs. Throughout that time, Lt. General Minihan helped set the performance standards for information enterprise operations. Lt. General Minihan was the most recent Chairman and President of the Security Affairs Support Association (now known as INSA), which focuses on shared government and industry national intelligence and technology challenges. He also is a member of the Air Force Association, the National Military Intelligence Association and other national organizations. He has substantial experience in capital raising, enterprise operations, business development and business readiness assurance. He devotes considerable attention to and consults on national security affairs. Lt. General Minihan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, a Master of Arts degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. Among his awards and decorations are the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He serves as a Director on the following Boards : BAE Systems Inc. since 2001, Verint Systems Inc. since 2002, Lucent Government Solutions since 2006, Lexis Nexis Special Services since 2009, American Government Solutions since 2009 and CGI Federal (pending).
Lt. General Minihan's depth of knowledge from his military service and as a director of the NSA brings valuable expertise to our board. Further, his business experience with Paladin Capital Group brings industry expertise to our board that is compounded by his public sector service.
Arthur L. Money
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (ended May 2006); SafeNet (ended April 2007), CACI International, Inc. (ended June 2006), Intelli-Check, Inc. (ended October 2009), Intevac, Inc. (ended May 2007), and Federal Services Acquisition Corporation and SteelCloud, Inc (both ended May 2006). Mr. Money received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1965, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Santa Clara in 1970 and attended the Harvard Executive Security Program in 1985 and the Program for Senior Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988.
Mr. Money's service in the intelligence sector and on the boards of numerous public companies and with sophisticated advisory groups, combined with his prior management experience in the private sector, brings a breadth of knowledge to our board.