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Power Moves: UDC’s Troy LeMaile-Stovall will lead Maryland funder TEDCO

Lemaile-Stovall is currently COO of the University of the District of Columbia. Plus, hiring news at NCI Information Systems, Whereoware, Ordway and Advantia Health.

Troy Lemaile-Stovall will begin as CEO of TEDCO in September. (Courtesy photo)

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TEDCO, Maryland’s state-backed agency that supports early-stage tech companies, has named Troy LeMaile-Stovall as its next CEO.

Lemaile-Stovall, who is currently COO of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and leads a management consulting firm, will start in the role on Sept. 7. He was introduced at a virtual press conference on Wednesday, where he spoke about leadership in a time that includes a pandemic, economic downturn and a nationwide push for racial justice. While we’re still in the midst of what could be long-term shifts taking place, he said he was “excited about how we move from economic development to economic empowerment for all of the citizens of Maryland.”

He talked about how TEDCO can be a “model for change and innovation,” and later said, “How do we understand that there is an ROI that is both an economic ROI and a social ROI, and how do we get more clarity on that?”

TEDCO operates funds and programs that support early-stage ventures, including investment funds that provide seed funding to startups, as well as initiatives that support commercialization of discoveries in the state’s universities and labs.

LeMaile-Stovall brings a background with training as an engineer (including a master’s in computer science from Stanford) as well as in business (including a Harvard MBA). Prior to his current role with UDC, Lemaile-Stovall also served as CEO of family investment office GulfSouth Capital and worked with technology and telecommunications clients at McKinsey & Co. In higher education, he also served in senior VP roles at Howard University and Jackson State University.

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Chuck Hicks has been promoted to COO at NCI Information Systems, an advanced information technology solutions and professional services provider to U.S. federal government agencies. Hicks first joined the company a year ago as CFO and has been serving as acting COO since March. He will still retain his responsibilities as CFO with this promotion.

“Chuck is a truly exceptional leader and collaborator across teams. He has been invaluable in helping us navigate through the challenges the COVID‑19 pandemic has presented these last several months,” said NCI president and CEO Paul Dillahay in a statement. “His critical financial acumen will help us create greater efficiencies and transform operationally as we continue to develop and deploy advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, and mission‑critical, modernized IT systems for customers across the federal spectrum.”

Prior to joining NCI, Hicks served as CFO for global real estate firm Cresa Global. He’s also held leadership roles at SAIC and ASRC Federal.

Chuck Hicks, NCI’s new COO. (Courtesy photo)


Chantilly, Virginia-based Whereoware welcomed John Schneider as its CTO.

Launched in 1999, Whereoware is a full-service digital marketing agency. In his new role, Schneider will lead the company’s web development and technical services team.

“I’m thrilled to add John to our Executive team at this pivotal moment. For many, digital is the only channel to connect with their customers right now,” said Whereoware CEO Michael Mathias in a statement. “Our Technology Services are the backbone of how we drive smart growth for our clients through digital marketing strategy and activation, and I’m confident John’s strong leadership will be extremely impactful.”

Schneider brings more than 20 years of experience holding leadership roles at tech firms and leading customer experience development projects for big brands like Coca-Cola, NASCAR, Hilton and UPS.


Pike Reynolds has joined downtown D.C.-based software startup Ordway as VP of sales.

“I’m excited to join Ordway as head of Sales because in my 30-year career I’ve often been hampered in my ability to serve the needs of my customers, chiefly because the finance team couldn’t support an ideal commercial relationship,” Reynolds said in a statement.

Despite the pandemic, Ordway is still growing: This hire comes as part of the two-year-old startup’s plan to double it’s team this year.


Arlington, Virginia-based healthcare provider Advantia Health welcomed Kathy B. Kaluhiokalani as its new COO. Kaluhiokalani brings decades of experience working in the healthcare industry, including serving as CEO of a behavioral health company Actify. In this new role, she will oversee the company’s growth, integration and operations when it comes to Advantia’s practices and technology.

This key hire comes after Advantia secured a $45 million investment from BlueMountain Capital Management and expanding its telemedicine offerings. The healthcare provider is also working on opening a women’s health practice Liv by Advantia Health in the District in 2021.

Companies: Ordway / TEDCO
Series: Power Moves

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