Leadership

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peter L. Smith

Peter L. Smith

President and CEO

Mr. Smith began his AMERICAN SYSTEMS career in August 1980 and has been instrumental in aligning the company’s business development and delivery of strategic offerings with customer needs...  
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Peter Whitfield

Peter Whitfield

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Whitfield is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of diverse finance, accounting and operations experience with privately held and publicly traded companies...  
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Brian Neely

Brian Neely

Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer

As CIO and CTO for AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Mr. Neely leads the overall vision, planning, and management of all technology, information, and cybersecurity-related resources throughout the enterprise...  
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Chris Braccio

Chris Braccio

Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Braccio joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2007 and is currently responsible for the strategic alignment of human talent to achieve the corporate mission...  
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Joe Kopfman

Joe Kopfman

Executive Vice President, Contracts and Administration/Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Kopfman joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 1978 and has more than 30 years of experience in government and commercial contracting...  
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Pete Pflugrath

Pete Pflugrath

Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Pflugrath joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2010 and is currently responsible for driving new business growth for the corporation measured as year-over-year increases in bid quantity, quality, and...
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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

William C. Hoover

Chairman of the Board of Directors

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... Read more >

Patrick C. Fitzpatrick

Patrick C. FitzPatrick

Board Member, Audit & Finance Committee Chair

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... Read more >

L. Kenneth Johnson

L. Kenneth Johnson

Board Member, Human Resources Committee Chair

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... Read more >