Aerospace and Defense Executive Jim Allen Joins DLH Board of Directors
Atlanta, Georgia (July 19, 2017)—DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC) today announced the appointment of James P. Allen to its board of directors effective immediately.
"Jim has been in leadership positions at some of our industry's finest organizations for years including serving and adding value at the board level," said DLH President and Chief Executive Officer Zach Parker. "He brings a wealth of financial experience and corporate development-related acumen to our company, and his counsel will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business and improve our long-term financial performance."
Mr. Allen has worked for more than 40 years as a senior financial executive in the aerospace, defense, and Federal Government information technology (IT) services industries. He previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (now known as Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.), a provider of mission-critical systems and services to the national security agencies of the Federal Government. Prior to this, Mr. Allen served as the senior vice president and CFO of Veridian Corporation, a publicly traded Federal IT services contractor. He also has served as CFO for both GRC International, Inc., and CACI International Inc., publicly traded companies in the Federal IT services sector. His experience covers a broad range of public and private financing activities and extensive work in investor relations as well as mergers and acquisitions.
"Jim Allen's experience driving growth, effectively deploying capital, and meeting compliance requirements are well aligned with our priorities. He will be a great addition to our team and play an important role in the continued success of DLH," added DLH CFO Kathryn JohnBull.
Mr. Allen currently serves on the boards of several companies in the Federal technology services sector including the following: non-executive chair of the board of Applied Research Associates, Inc.; member of the board of directors, chair of the audit committee, and member of the compensation committee of NCI, Inc.; and a director of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.