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AMERICAN SYSTEMS COO Peter Smith Appointed to TechAmerica Public Sector Board
Industry Veteran Brings Critical Expertise to Board Dedicated to Advancing the Government IT Community
March 17, 2014 — Chantilly, Va. — TechAmerica, the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, has appointed AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chief Operating Officer (COO) Peter Smith to its Public Sector Board of Directors. In this role, Smith will help guide the TechAmerica Public Sector team to provide critical tech expertise for the government IT community.
The TechAmerica Public Sector team facilitates the exchange of IT knowledge and the development of relationships between industry and government. Smith will support these functions through the expertise and commitment to federal government missions he brings from nearly 35 years serving this community at AMERICAN SYSTEMS.
"Through technology, the federal government provides critical services to our nation's citizens, and agencies depend largely on industry to stay on the cutting edge of innovation. TechAmerica is dedicated to this purpose as it brings together the brightest minds in the IT community and supports valuable relationships between government and industry," said Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President, Public Sector and Federal Government Affairs, TechAmerica. "Peter brings decades of experience supporting our government IT community, and I am looking forward to the insights he will offer as a member of our board."
Smith currently serves as COO at AMERICAN SYSTEMS. He has been at the company for nearly 35 years since beginning his career at AMERICAN SYSTEMS as a test engineer in 1980. Prior to his current role as COO, Smith served as executive vice president of operations for the company, overseeing a wide range of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' offerings including design & installation, human capital and managed services, custom solutions and professional services.
"TechAmerica plays a critical role advancing the federal IT community. At AMERICAN SYSTEMS, we are committed to meeting agency missions, and I am honored to have the opportunity to further this goal as a member of the TechAmerica Public Sector Board of Directors," noted Peter Smith, COO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS.
In addition to his new role on the TechAmerica Public Sector Board of Directors, Smith is involved in the Professional Services Council and the Potomac Officers Club.