Board of Directors

In addition to Peter L. Smith, Vice Chairman, and Joe Kopfman, the following independent members serve on the AMERICAN SYSTEMS Board of Directors.

William C. Hoover, Chairman of the Board of Directors

William C. Hoover

William C. Hoover has been a leader in the information systems and services market sector for more than thirty years and served as the President and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS from 2005 to 2014. Before taking the helm of AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Mr. Hoover served as President and COO of Dynamics Research Corporation where he led the development of the company’s business growth strategy, focusing on maximizing return to shareholders by delivering documented and repeatable business solutions in identified strategic business areas.

Prior positions held by Mr. Hoover include President and Chief Executive Officer of FutureNext Consulting (FNC), a commercially-focused systems integration and consulting services company; Senior Vice President of Oracle Service Industries; Executive Vice President of BDM International, Inc.; and President & COO of PRC, Inc. Mr. Hoover began his career as a product engineer for Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Hoover also founded and led several consulting firms, serving mid-tier companies in transition, where he used his significant and successful experience to manage dynamic organizational change while simultaneously building shareholder value.

Mr. Hoover is a veteran officer of the U.S. Navy and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is active in his industry and community and serves on several professional-/industry-related and Not for Profit boards, including: NDIA, Board of Directors; Marymount University, Board of Trustees; Marymount University/ School of Business Administration, Board of Visitors; Board of Directors, Northern Virginia Family Service, among others. Mr. Hoover has also served on the Electronics Industry Association, Board of Governors; AFCEA International, Board of Directors. Additionally, he has served as Co-Chairman of Leukemia Society of America, National Capital Region’s Gala Fundraiser and was a member of the George Washington University/Loudoun Campus, Board of Advisors. In 2009, Mr. Hoover was named to the Federal 100 List and was named "Executive of the Year" at the 7th annual Greater Washington Area Government Contractor Awards.


Patrick C. FitzPatrick, Board Member, Audit & Finance Committee Chair

Patrick C. FitzPatrick

Mr. FitzPatrick joined the AMERICAN SYSTEMS Board of Directors on March 1, 2006 and was appointed the Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee on that same date. He also serves as a member of the Board’s Human Resources Committee. 

He has more than 30 years of financial, executive, and management experience, which includes serving as Senior Vice President and CFO at DynCorp, at American Mobile Satellite Corporation, and at PRC, Inc., and in numerous senior executive leadership positions. At PRC, he was instrumental in leading the company’s merger and acquisition activity.

Mr. FitzPatrick holds an Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. 


L. Kenneth Johnson, Board Member, Human Resources Committee Chair

L. Kenneth Johnson

Mr. Johnson was elected to the AMERICAN SYSTEMS Board of Directors on September 25, 2006 and was appointed the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee on that same date.  He also serves as a member of the Board’s Audit & Finance Committee.

Mr. Johnson, currently associated with the INPUT Consulting Group, was the President of U.S. Operations for CACI International, Inc. He managed the company’s largest subsidiary unit, with primary operations in the federal solutions marketplace. Before joining CACI, Mr. Johnson was President and CEO of Tracor Enterprise Solutions (formerly Cordant) and a Senior Vice President with Planning Research Corporation, Inc. As a leader in the federal market for more than 20 years, Mr. Johnson has a wealth of experience in business development, mergers and acquisitions, and visibility enhancement in the federal marketplace.

Mr. Johnson has twice been named to Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 list of top IT executives. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Johnson served with the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam as a military advisor.