McLean, VA, April 15, 2024 – A-TEK, a 28-year partner to U.S. government agencies, proudly announces the appointment of Crystal Hair as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This strategic hire is pivotal as A-TEK continues to expand its capabilities in areas crucial for digital transformation, including AI/ML, Cloud Services, Cybersecurity, and Agile Application Development.

“We are excited to have Crystal join our leadership team,” stated Kathryn Freeland, CEO of A-TEK. “Her deep expertise in digital modernization and cloud services will significantly enhance our ability to deliver innovative solutions that support the strategic, business, and digital goals of our U.S. federal government clients. Crystal’s proven leadership in developing and implementing high-impact technology strategies will be instrumental in advancing the missions of both A-TEK and the agencies we serve.”

Crystal brings over 18 years of comprehensive experience, most recently as Vice President of Cloud at 11:59, where she led significant initiatives, including the development of new service lines in digital transformation and cloud security, building out innovative healthcare pilot solutions leveraging Generative AI in the cloud, growing the team by 50%, playing a key role in developing and maturing their AWS partnership, and winning work across new and existing customers.

In her new role at A-TEK, Crystal will drive innovation across our technical domains and partner with senior leaders to enhance our overall solutioning with top-notch digital and technical strategies. Her background aligns seamlessly with the responsibilities outlined in the Chief Technology Officer position, focusing on leading digital roadmap activities, creating high-quality technical solutions for our clients, and fostering strategic partnerships.

“I am truly honored to join A-TEK’s remarkable team and to contribute to a culture that so clearly values both innovation and excellence. I look forward to leveraging my experience to further enhance our technology offerings and help achieve new levels of success for our clients and our team,” stated Crystal.

Prior to joining A-TEK, Crystal held key positions at Accenture Federal Services and Jacobs Engineering, where she led major cloud architecture, data transformation, and strategic digital initiatives across various sectors.

Crystal is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional and holds an M.S. in Accounting Information Systems Development from Virginia Tech. Her technical acumen and leadership skills make her uniquely qualified to propel A-TEK’s service offerings to new heights.

About A-TEK, Inc.

Headquartered in McLean, VA, A-TEK, Inc., a woman owned small business, and our wholly owned subsidiary, Mackson Consulting, have provided science and technology innovation in support of federal government missions for over 28 years. As a trusted services and solutions provider, we are a proud partner to U.S. Federal Civilian, Federal Health, and Homeland Security customers.

Our mission is to consistently deliver high-value services and solutions that advance critical government missions; foster a dynamic culture of innovation to effectively meet our customers’ strategic goals; and provide an enriching, purpose-driven work environment that nurtures our greatest asset – our employees.