USfalcon, Inc. names new chief executive
USfalcon Inc. of Morrisville, NC, has appointed Major General, USA (Retired) Zannie Smith as its Chief Executive Officer and President, the company announced January 15. Prior to this appointment, he was a member of the USfalcon Board of Advisors.
General Smith retired from the U.S. Army after 36 years of service. He served in Panama, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo and Vietnam. He commanded at various levels and as a primary staff officer both in the United States and overseas. His last duty assignment was the Deputy Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corp at Ft. Bragg, NC prior to retiring in 2004.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, General Smith joined Anteon Corporation as Group Senior Vice President. He continued on at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as Senior Vice President, Army & National and Homeland Security Division after GDIT’s acquisition of Anteon Corporation where he managed the organic growth of a $119M program focused in the areas of Information Technology, Logistics and Training to $1.5B annually and 4000 employees. General Smith retired from GDIT, on January 1, 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from Webster University.
“I am extremely happy and grateful for the opportunity to be a member of Team USfalcon. I view every employee as a valued team member,” said Smith. “I commit to all USfalcon employees that I will give my full effort to the continued growth of the company and I will uphold the values and vision that exist in USfalcon today. I want to personally thank Pete von Jess and the advisory board for their trust and confidence in appointing me as the CEO and President of this great company”.
“General Smith’s experience, his recent contributions on the board of advisors, and his strong desire to lead, made him the obvious choice for this position.” said Pete von Jess, founder and chairman of USfalcon Inc. “His dedication to success by building strong teams not only made him a great American soldier but a successful, tested and trusted business leader who will lead USfalcon into a new era of growth.”