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Jack London Enters Wash GovCon HOF as Richard Montoni, Sotera Recognized

Jack London

Dr. Jack London, CACI International‘s president and CEO for 23 years, was inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Hall of Fame, which recognizes career achievement and long term contributions to the GovCon industry.

At the 10th annual ceremony held in Tysons Corner, Va., Maximus President and CEO Richard Montoni was named Executive of the Year for contractors exceeding $300 million in revenue, while Sotera Defense Solutions received the Contractor of the Year distinction in the same category.

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council and Washington Technology sponsor the annual awards, which recognize companies and executives in the GovCon sector for achievement in leadership and innovation.

London joins fellow inductees Norm Augustine, the former Lockheed Martin chairman and CEO, Robert Beyster, founder of Science Applications International Corp., and Phil Odeen, the former leader of TRW.

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London, who became executive chairman in 2007 after Paul Cofoni succeeded him as president and CEO, helped the company celebrate its golden anniversary in April at the Library of Congress.

He gave a keynote address on his personal history with CACI and offering a future vision for the company.

This recognition comes nearly two years after London was inducted as a laureate into the Washington Business Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award for executives who have made a major impact on the Washington metropolitan area.

“In the government contracting community, Jack’s name is synonymous with exceptional business acumen, high ethical standards, and an overriding sense of patriotism,” Cofoni said at the time.

Cofoni, succeeded as chief executive by Dan Allen this summer, is serving as chief adviser to the board of directors prior his retirement from the company Dec. 1.

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Richard Montoni

As CEO of Maximus since 2006, Richard Montoni leads the company’s pursuit in becoming the leading pure-play provider in administration of government health and human services.

In the company’s earnings report for fiscal year 2012’s third quarter, Montoni said the company gained new global workforce services contracts in Australia and Saudi Arabia during that period.

More recently, the company won a five-year contract to help carry out a disability employment services program in Australia, where Montoni said the company “has already placed 5,000 participants with disabilities in employment under a companion DES contract.”

Before elevating to the chief executive post, Montoni served as CFO and treasurer for four years and is also a former Ciber executive vice president.

He also held the CFO position at Ciber and was previously an audit partner at KPMG, where he worked for nearly 20 years.

John Hillen

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For GovCon Exec magazine’s winter 2011 issue, the staff selected Sotera President and CEO John Hillen as one of the top 15 GovCon executives to watch in 2012.

Hillen has led the Herndon, Va.-based national security technology company since 2008 and led its initial public offering in 2009, when it was then known as Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc.

Private equity firm Ares Management acquired the company for $315 million in April 2011 and subsequently named it “Sotera.”

Hillen, a former assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs and 12-year U.S. Army veteran, addressed the possible effects of sequestration and its “indiscriminate” nature in an address to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in October.

While he believes there are strategic and logical ways defense funds could be reduced, Hillen said the sequester was only based on affordability and called it an “unguided missile that could cut programs regardless of their priority or connection to the strategic priorities, international obligations, or the nature of our security challenges.”

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