Ryan McDermott joins PSC as VP for defense and intelligence
The Professional Services Council (PSC) of Arlington, VA announced on December 14 the hiring of Ryan McDermott as the association’s new vice president for Defense and Intelligence. In this role, he will oversee the work of PSC’s Defense & Intelligence Council and advocate for legislation and regulations that impact contractors working with federal defense and intel-related agencies.
“PSC is excited to have Ryan join the PSC team, and we are confident his background, knowledge, and insights will be invaluable to our member companies who work in the defense and intelligence space,” said David Berteau, PSC president and CEO.
McDermott brings a wealth of experience in defense—both in the Pentagon and in the military— to the premiere association for professional services government contractors. Most recently, he served in the Department of Defense as principal director for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) and previously as the special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller.
In addition, McDermott brings the perspectives of the contractor and of the financial community, having served at PSC-member company Booz Allen Hamilton and as an investment banker. Earlier, he served as an officer in the 3rd Infantry Division, leading an infantry platoon into combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Among his awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.