SRA Appoints William L. Ballhaus Chief Executive Officer
SRA International Inc., a provider of technology and strategic consulting services to government organizations, announced that Dr. William L. Ballhaus has been appointed CEO and a member of the board of directors.
Ballhaus, 43, has significant experience and a strong track record leading large global operations providing services and solutions to government organizations and commercial businesses. He served as CEO, president and a director of DynCorp International, a global government services provider, from May 2008 until August 2010. From 2003 to May 2008, Ballhaus was president of global defense and security company BAE Systems Network Systems, National Security Solutions and Mission Solutions businesses.
“We are very pleased to welcome Bill to SRA, where he will join a capable team to help lead the company into the next phase of its growth and development. He shares our commitment to honesty and service, and he has an exceptional track record of leading government services providers similar to SRA. This is an exciting time for our company, and we all look forward to working with Bill as we pursue the significant opportunities ahead,” said Dr. Ernst Volgenau, SRA founder and chairman.
“Bill brings the operational, financial and leadership acumen that we believe can help us take SRA to the next level as we continue to execute on our current strategic plan,” said Julie Richardson, a member of the SRA board and a managing director at Providence Equity Partners, the majority owner of SRA. “We believe he is a strong cultural fit as well. We are delighted to have him onboard and look forward to working together to create lasting value for SRA and its customers and employees.”
Dr. Stanton D. Sloane, current SRA president and CEO, is leaving to pursue other opportunities.
“We thank Stan for his many valuable contributions to SRA over the last four years and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Volgenau said.
Ballhaus holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Davis and master’s and doctorate degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He serves on the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Board of Directors and the UCLA Anderson School Board of Visitors. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.