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William J. Lynn, III
Chief Executive Officer, Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.

William J. “Bill” Lynn III is the Chief Executive Officer of both Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.  Prior to joining DRS in January 2012, Mr. Lynn served as the 30th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2009 until 2011.  Serving under Secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, he managed three million personnel and oversaw an annual budget of $700 billion.  He also personally led the Department's efforts in cybersecurity, space strategy and energy policy.

From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Lynn was Senior Vice President of Government Operations and Strategy at the Raytheon Company.  Previously, he served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 1997 to 2001 and as Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1997.  Mr. Lynn also worked on the staff of Senator Ted Kennedy as his counsel for the Senate Armed Services Committee.

He has been recognized for numerous professional and service contributions, including four DoD medals for distinguished public service, the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and awards from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force.

Mr. Lynn holds a law degree from Cornell Law School and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.  He is also a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Terence J. Murphy
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Terence J. Murphy joined DRS Technologies in 2001 and has held a variety of positions within DRS prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Murphy has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry with diverse experience in direct P&L and operational responsibility, general management, product development, program management and product design. Most recently, Mr. Murphy served as President of the DRS Network and Imaging Systems (NIS) Group focused on the convergence of network, computing and imaging systems for military and commercial markets. Prior to that position within DRS, Mr. Murphy served in multiple executive roles of increasing responsibility including President of the Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Group, Vice President and General Manager of the Infrared Technologies Division and Vice President of Technical Operations for the RSTA business unit. Prior to joining DRS, Mr. Murphy worked for Texas Instruments and Motorola in a variety of management and product design positions.

Mr. Murphy served four years in the U.S. Navy, where he was an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. He earned both a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Mathematical Science from the University of Central Florida, as well as an M.S.E.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sandra L. Hodgkinson
Vice President, Planning and Chief of Staff

Ms. “Sandy” Hodgkinson is Chief of Staff to the CEO, and works closely with the COO, CFO and Group Presidents to develop and execute the DRS strategic plan. Ms. Hodgkinson also supports the Finmeccanica North America Steering Committee which brings together the leaders of Finmeccanica North America, DRS, Alenia, AgustaWestland, Selex and Finmeccanica Group Corporate to guide and focus strategy and operations in North America and the Shared Services agreements supporting the operating companies. Ms. Hodgkinson previously served as a career civil servant up through the rank of Senior Executive Service (SES) at Departments of Defense, State Department and The White House. Her assignments included Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at National Defense University (NDU), The Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) to Deputy Secretary William J. Lynn, III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD); Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues; Director for International Justice at the National Security Council; and as Senior Advisor at the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to civil service, Ms. Hodgkinson spent six years as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps officer serving as an appellate clerk, Prosecutor/International Criminal Jurisdiction Officer (Naples, Italy) and as a Country Program Director, training foreign military and civilians in over 30 countries. She is a Captain in the Navy JAG Corps reserves.

Jim Scott
President, Aviation, Communication and Homeland Security (ACHS) Group

Jim Scott is President of the DRS Aviation, Communication and Homeland Security business group. In this capacity, he leads the DRS business portfolio in the areas of satellite services, network and telecommunications, electronic and cyber security solutions and aviation maintenance repair and overhaul businesses. ACHS is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with major facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Montana and Germany.

Prior to his appointment, Scott was vice president and general manager for the Global Enterprise Solutions unit of ACHS, where he was directly engaged in every aspect of the business, strategically and operationally. He has spent more than 20 years in the defense industry where he honed his expertise in full lifecycle telecommunication systems, security and logistics operations. During 10 years at DRS, Scott has overseen major military programs involving the U.S. Special Operations Command, Defense Information Systems Agency, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), U.S. Army and the Pentagon.

Prior to his affiliation with DRS, Scott served on active and reserve duty as a U.S. Army Signal Officer in a variety of command and staff positions. He also served as a Defense Department civilian within the Army’s Battle Command Battle Lab and held engineering and leadership roles within SPAWAR.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Roger N. Sexauer
President, Maritime and Combat Support Systems (MCSS) Group

Roger N. Sexauer is President of the Maritime and Combat Support Systems (MCSS) Group, which develops power systems, environmental systems and sustainment products.

Mr. Sexauer has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, with a diverse background in general management, business development, program management, and engineering. He joined DRS in 2004 as Vice President for Business Development for the C4I Group. Prior to assuming his position at DRS, Mr. Sexauer served as Vice President, Program Development and Strategic Planning for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division and Manager, Advanced Concept Formulation. He was responsible for the development of advanced submarine concepts to improve the capability of U.S. Nuclear Submarines. He developed such concepts as the Virginia Class Advanced Sail, Trident SSGN, and the Virginia Class Technology Insertion Process. He has also held senior positions at United Technologies - Hamilton Standard Division.

Mr. Sexauer is a former officer in the U. S. Navy. He served as a qualified nuclear engineer aboard the USS Trepang in various capacities including Weapons Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy.

Sally A. Wallace
President, Command, Control, Computing, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Group

Sally A. Wallace is the president of the C4ISR Group, which combines our industry-leading intelligence, computing, networking and sensor fusion businesses.

Mrs. Wallace has more than 20 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in the defense industry, most recently serving as the vice president of business operations for DRS Maritime and Combat Support Systems business group. Prior to that, she held the vice president and general manager position at DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis. She has demonstrated leadership success in managing operations, engineering and manufacturing functions in her various leadership roles at DRS Technologies.

Before joining DRS in 2002, Mrs. Wallace worked at Eaton Corporation and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from City Grove College, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago.

Steven J. Cortese
Executive Vice President, Washington Operations

Steven J. Cortese is Executive Vice President of DRS Washington Operations.

Prior to joining DRS, Mr. Cortese served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Communications, at ATK, an aerospace, defense and commercial products company. He was responsible for all company activities in Washington, D.C., including Congressional and Pentagon relations, leading the company’s pursuit of Department of Defense and NASA business and helping shape its international business strategy. Mr. Cortese also led ATK Corporate Communications and was the primary interface with supply chain partners and major prime contractors in Washington.

From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Cortese was Vice President, Programs & Budgets, in the Washington Operations office of Lockheed Martin. Before entering private industry, Mr. Cortese had an extensive career on Capitol Hill. From 1986 to 2003, he worked for the Senate Appropriations Committee. He served as both the Majority Staff Director and the Minority Staff Director for both the full Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service, Comparative & Regional Studies.

Mark A. Dorfman
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mark A. Dorfman is the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. As a member of the DRS executive team and its chief legal officer, Mr. Dorfman regularly provides advice and counsel to the DRS Board of Directors and executive management of the Company. He leads the Company's legal and regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance programs, risk management and corporate governance activities.

Prior to joining DRS in 2005, Mr. Dorfman was at Lowenstein Sandler PC and Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where his practice included representation of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity securities offerings, joint ventures, and other complex transactions across a wide range of industries. Mr. Dorfman also regularly advised clients on securities law and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Dorfman holds a B.A. in political science from Emory University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Joseph P. Militano
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications

As Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Joseph P. Militano oversees all marketing, public affairs and communications activities for DRS Technologies. Prior to joining DRS, Mr. Militano was Vice President of International and Business Development Communications for Raytheon Company. He developed strategy and led the communications efforts for Raytheon’s nearly $7.5 billion international business, derived from defense, security and government markets in more than 80 nations.

Mr. Militano brings nearly 35 years of experience in corporate communications and the news media. He was an investigative reporter with the Connecticut Post prior to beginning his corporate career. In 1983, Joe joined IBM Federal Systems where he led the company’s communications initiatives for the U.S. space program in Houston, Texas. During 11 years at IBM, he assumed a number of positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as manager of communications programs for IBM’s Federal Systems Company in Washington, D.C. In 1994, Mr. Militano joined Honeywell as Director of Public Affairs for the company’s largest business, Aircraft Engines. He later served as Corporate Director of Internal Communications, Director of Communications for the company’s technical services subsidiary and Director of Communications for Honeywell’s defense and space business.

Mr. Militano is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Executive Development Program.

Tami E. Gesiskie
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tami Gesiskie is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources providing human resources strategy, leadership, and program direction for the Company. She focuses on strategy and solutions in the areas of talent acquisition, development and training, employee engagement, compensation and rewards, benefits rewards, retention activities, performance management, human resources information systems, labor and employee relations.

Ms. Gesiskie has almost 30 years of human resources management experience. She joined DRS in 1993 as part of the Technology Applications & Service Company acquisition. During her tenure at DRS, she has held positions of increasing authority, and was a segment and group operations Vice President of Human Resources for a many of the operating companies within DRS. Most recently, Ms. Gesiskie managed the corporate human resources functions of recruiting, training and development, HR Information Systems, HR shared services, and Finmeccanica’ s HR initiatives.

Early in her career, she worked for the Urban League of Pittsburgh supporting outreach programs for the homeless and disadvantaged.

Ms. Gesiskie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clarion University and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in guidance and counseling from Duquesne University.

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