NCI, Inc., a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced the promotion of Sandra Gillespie to chief operating officer (COO). In this key role, Gillespie will assume oversight of all operational programs for the company with an immediate focus on aligning the organization by capability and customer set.
Gillespie previously served as NCI’s senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Agile and Analytics Sector. Her promotion is part of an organizational restructuring designed to create operational efficiencies and execute on the company’s strategy of driving collaboration and innovation across the enterprise.
“Sandy’s leadership and technical background, coupled with her savvy business acumen, will enable her to lead NCI to new levels,” said NCI President and CEO Paul A. Dillahay. “She is a proven and effective executive. With Sandy’s experience, insight and strategic perspective, she will strengthen and transform the organization in ways that will benefit our customers, partners and employees.”
Gillespie brings more than 30 years of executive information technology experience to her role. Her expertise includes information technology, mission system integration, logistics, infrastructure and professional services. Prior to joining NCI, Gillespie served as senior vice president of health and compliance programs for CGI Federal. She also served in executive roles at Federal Capgemini Government Solutions, GTSI, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and DynCorp.
“I am confident in and deeply committed to leading NCI forward,” Gillespie said. “Having spent my career in this industry, I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for NCI, particularly in growth markets such as artificial intelligence, agile software development and advanced data analytics. I look forward to positioning NCI with competitive, innovative differentiators for new and existing business opportunities.”
Gillespie holds a bachelor’s in computer science and accounting, and a master’s in business administration from Jacksonville State University. She also attended executive leadership training from Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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