Federal Contractors/Technology: AMY GILLILAND
PRESIDENT, GENERAL DYNAMICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INC., FALLS CHURCH
In an industry in which many workers depend on security clearances, last year Gilliland launched “How are you, really?” an internal campaign to destigmatize mental health issues and encourage treatment among employees in need.
With a workforce of more than 30,000, including 8,250 employees in Virginia, Gilliland says what makes her passionate about her job is the “people forming the mission.” GDIT reported $8.5 billion in revenue in 2021, and in March, GDIT landed a $4.5 billion contract to provide services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Gilliland earned her bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and spent nine years in the Navy. In 2005, she joined General Dynamics Corp., GDIT’s parent company, and in 2017, she became GDIT’s president, leading it through its merger with CSRA Inc.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Georgetown University, Gilliland is a vice chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s board and is a director of BNY Mellon.
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