Glen Ives Named President, Sabre Systems, Inc.

Glen Ives, long-time St. Mary’s resident and involved leader in military and industry relationship building, community development and higher education in the region, was recently tapped as President, Sabre Systems, Inc.  

Sabre Systems, Inc., a leading provider of specialized technology services and mission expertise announced the organizational changes Friday. Philip P. Jaurigue, currently the president and chief executive officer (CEO), is relinquishing his role as president and assuming the board chairmanship; Jaurigue will maintain his CEO title. Jaurigue, who founded the company in 1989, will take leadership of the company’s recently launched commercial business as well as oversight of strategic business partnerships. His deep relationships and understanding of the business, customers and partners will enable him to play a key role in the expansion of the business into a higher return for the company.

Ives, the current chief operating officer (COO), will assume the position of president in addition to his COO responsibilities. Ives has steered strategic transformations for the company and has responsibility for the management and execution of day-to-day operations.

The company also announced the promotion of senior executive director Dennis DePriest to vice president, Mid-Atlantic region. DePriest joined the company in 2013 and has been managing the company’s support to the Software Engineering and Acquisition Management Division, Naval Air Systems Command/Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. He will expand his current role and assume responsibility for overall management and growth for the region that serves all Navy programs.

“Dennis has demonstrated the leadership skills, focus and judgment required to take our Navy business to the levels called for in the company’s 2020 Strategic Plan,” noted Ives. “I am excited by Sabre’s future within the region under Dennis’s leadership.”

Remarking on the announcements, Jaurigue said, "These actions are a logical next step in the plans we are implementing to become a more focused, higher growth company. The business reorganization clearly aligns our leadership to the organizational structure to drive growth in the right areas for the company.”

He continued, “Glen is a very talented and successful leader, and he has made a real difference to Sabre during his years with the company.”

Ives, a retired Navy Captain, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Army College and served as a naval officer and pilot all over the world. His last military assignment was as commanding officer of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. He sits on the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the Board of Governors for the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. He also served on the Metropolitan Commission Task Force, Workforce Investment Board, chaired the Catholic Schools Task Force and co-chaired the River Concert Series Task Force. He is a past honorary chairman of the United Way, Christmas in April, Special Olympics and leader of the Catholic Schools task force. He is a proud Rotarian, a 2009 graduate of Leadership Maryland and serves on the boards of Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, College of Southern Maryland Foundation, St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, The Patuxent Partnership, and Annemarie Gardens. Ives and his wife, Barbara, Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the College of Southern Maryland, live in California, Maryland.

Please join Iona Moon in congratulating Glen and Sabre on their continued success. 

Ms. Emily Harman named Director, Navy Small Business Programs

In a letter to Senior Navy Leaders, Mr. Thomas Hicks, Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, Management, announced the appointment of Ms. Emily Harman to the position of Director, Navy Office of Small Business Programs. With this promotion, Ms. Harman joins the Senior Executive Service (SES).

The SES, somewhat analogous to general officer or flag officer ranks in the U.S. Armed Forces, serve in the key positions just below the top Presidential appointees. SES members are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the Federal workforce. They operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies.

Mr. Hicks wrote: "It is my pleasure to announce Ms. Emily Harman has been selected as the Department of the Navy's Director, Office of Small Business Programs effective 24 August 2015. Emily will join our team after serving 10 years as NAVAIR Associate Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. Prior to this role, Ms. Harman served as a Division Director in the Major Weapons System for Air-Antisubmarine Warfare, Assault, Special Mission Programs Contracts Department and as the Multi-Mission Helicopter Program Office (PMA 299) Contracting Officer prior to that.

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Emily served as a Supply Corps Officer in the United States Navy from 1985 to 1992 and retired from the Naval Reserves. Emily served onboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39). Other duty stations included the Supreme Allied Command Atlantic, Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet, United States Naval Academy, and Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Detachment Washington. As a passionate advocate for small business programs, I know Emily will continue to deliver results and look for innovative ways to promote acquisition opportunities for small businesses in support of our Sailors and Marines."

Please join Iona Moon in congratulating Emily. We have witnessed first-hand her extraordinary vision, leadership and dedication, both in her professional role—advocating small business utilization within NAVAIR—and in her tireless participation in community activism to improve the lives of young people, encourage economic diversity in the region, and fight the scourge of drug addiction with education and compassion.

We know Emily will continue to do great things in her new role and we wish her every success!