LMI names David Zolet as next president and CEO
LMI of Tysons, VA announced on June 29 that David Zolet will become its 11th president and chief executive officer. Zolet joins LMI after serving for more than 5 years as executive vice president of CSC, where he was in charge of the technology firm’s Americas region, and before that led its national public-sector work. He succeeds Nelson M. Ford, 70, who joined LMI in 2009 and announced his pending retirement earlier this year.
“The talent vying for this position was simply amazing. We’re confident that Dave’s proven leadership and experience are just what LMI needs to grow and expand its mission to improve the management of government,” said Michael Daniels, chairman of LMI’s board of directors.
LMI, with $243 million of revenue in 2016, employs 1,200 who provide consulting services in logistics, information technology, and resource management to more than 40 departments and agencies, with regional offices in Huntsville, St. Louis, San Antonio, and southern Virginia.
Said Zolet, 56, “I have tremendous respect for LMI’s mission, capabilities, and people and am excited to be joining this outstanding team. I’d like to thank Nelson Ford for his leadership and the board for the opportunity to help build upon LMI’s 55-year legacy of providing practical, innovative solutions toward government’s most pressing management problems and opportunities.”
A senior executive with more than 30 years of corporate experience, Zolet has spent most of his career as a general manager, complemented by leadership roles in business development, engineering, strategic planning, and customer relations. Before CSC, Zolet was at IBM, where he was vice president of systems integration. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he progressed through a number of executive positions.
Zolet holds a master of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, as well as a master of science in electrical engineering and a bachelor of engineering science from Johns Hopkins University. He will also join LMI’s board, and he serves on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.