MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2016) - TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD), a technology solutions provider, today announced that it has appointed John Acton to the company's Board of Directors. Acton brings a unique blend of high-level commercial and government service experience, including more than 10 years in challenging national/homeland security positions as a Coast Guard admiral and member of the Senior Executive Service. Most recently, he served as Chief Learning Officer (Acting) and Deputy Chief Learning Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, overseeing learning and development programs, as well as department-wide policy and strategic direction. Acton also has 25 years of general and marketing management, change management and client account and field sales management experience in the private sector.
"John's background, especially his executive-level commercial experience, will add a new dimension and perspective to our Board of Directors as we continue to expand our solution offerings beyond the government market," said Larry Besterman, President and CEO, TWD. "John will use that experience to help TWD continue to define our growth strategies and connect those strategies to day-to-day operational and financial decisions. We welcome him to the Board."
Acton has extensive interagency and joint services background, augmented by planning and policy expertise at the national, departmental and agency levels. He played a key role in high-profile national responses related to the Haiti earthquake, Deep Water Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. He also has a broad spectrum of consulting, telecommunications, consumer product and Internet startup experience in the commercial market, including supporting organizations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay, BellSouth Mobility and the America's Cup sailboat races.
"TWD is poised to see huge successes as it expands its focus and solution set to support commercial organizations," said Acton. "I am pleased to be joining the Board of Directors and look forward to helping TWD hone its strategic and operational direction going forward."
About TWD & Associates, Inc.
TWD is a technology solutions company that for 25 years has served as a trusted partner in delivering the highest quality systems and services to all types of customers, from large federal agencies in highly secure environments to commercial companies and non-profits. Our customers choose us to solve their communication and collaboration needs because we take a holistic view of their current technology investments and customize solutions to deliver compelling value in the form of lower costs and higher productivity -- whether on-premise or from the cloud -- whether customer-owned or by way of a TWD managed service. For additional information on TWD, please visit www.twd.com.