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Amy Bleken

Buchanan and Edwards

Describe your industry experience:
I bring executive information technology experience covering the diverse Federal Government landscape. My focus centers on developing and delivering innovative solutions for a wide variety of Federal Civilian and Department of Defense agencies including the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of State and the Department of Justice.

Describe your functional experience:
With 22 years of experience within the DoD and Federal Civilian market, I bring strength of leadership that is action oriented and results driven.  I have a talent for developing partnerships and strategic alliances with other companies and among my colleagues, coupled with a strong ability to conceptualize, solicit, negotiate and implement winning outcomes and new business growth.

My experience covers divisional P & L accountability in excess of $200M; operational management of 1000+ global employees; business development in strategic and nascent accounts; marketing; strategic planning and account management spanning multiple Federal Civilian, Law Enforcement and Defense agencies.

I am very proud of my eight years of service in the Army where I served as a Logistical Supply Specialist and was Air Assault qualified and participated in Haiti’s Operational Uphold Democracy campaign.

Describe your key business transactional experience:

  • Leader in an award-winning information technology company that went through an initial public offering and a series of acquisitions
  • Deeply involved in acquisition integration with the parent company and ensuring accretive returns
  • Active strategist in maturing a small business successfully into a graduated, mid-tier organization

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?
As a woman and leader with executive experiences and valuable connections, I have a responsibility to share my journey and energy to inspire future generations.

I bring experience and perspective that inspires the shareholder discussion around strategy, growth, business priorities, and other initiatives aimed at growing business and meeting missions.