Former GSA Administrator and tech entrepreneur will support Citizant’s customer and financial strategies
CHANTILLY, VA, July 21, 2016 — Citizant, a leading provider of IT and business transformation solutions to the U.S. government, has added The Honorable Lurita Doan to its Board of Directors, joining other government contracting industry veterans in advising the company on growth and service strategies.
Ms. Doan served as the Presidentially appointed Administrator of the General Services Administration from 2006-2008. She previously was founder, CEO, and president for 15 years of an award-winning, surveillance technology company that designed and implemented complex surveillance solutions for the Federal government – a firm that she sold in 2005.
Citizant’s CEO, Alba M. Alemán, said, “We are humbled that a trailblazing female entrepreneur like Lurita Doan has agreed to support Citizant’s mission to create a better future for all Americans by providing innovative business and technology solutions to the U.S. government. Lurita brings a balanced, holistic perspective and experience from both the public and private sectors that will help Citizant develop strategies for growth that benefit both our Federal customers and our employees. She is a natural fit for the collegial, future-focused culture of Citizant and its board of directors.”
About her appointment, Ms. Doan said, “Citizant is an industry leader and has embraced best practices that provide superior service to the federal government. I am excited about being a part of this innovative team.”
Small Business and Leadership Experience
Along with her years in public sector leadership, Ms. Doan brings Citizant the benefits of an exemplary career as a successful tech entrepreneur. As the CEO of New Technology Management, Inc., Ms. Doan was selected as one of SBA’s Women Business Owner Success Stories for its 50th Anniversary Celebration. In December 2004, Ms. Doan was included in the inaugural class of 50 “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal. Among Ms. Doan’s business awards are the 2004 National Women’s Business Council Award for entrepreneurship, the 2003 National Director’s Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation from the Department of Commerce, the 2003 Committee
of 200 Luminary Award for Innovation in Technology, and the 2003 Visionary Award from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Ms. Doan actively participates in and contributes to the advancement of women’s leadership in public service and business. She serves as a Senior Executive Service mentor for the Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Women in Government’s mentoring program. She is a member of the World President’s Organization (WPO), The Committee of 200, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), Executive Women in Government, the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).
In addition to Ms. Alemán and Ms. Doan, Citizant’s current board members include:
- Ann John, President, RAI, LLC
- James Ballard, President, Preferred Systems Solutions – Federal Services Group
- Peter Schulte, Managing Partner, CM Equity Partners
- Daniel Mendez, General Manager, Unwired Planet, Intellectual Property Division