SRC Board of Trustees Names New Chair and Board Member

November 8, 2016

Syracuse, NY – Lieutenant General Donald L. Kerrick, U.S. Army, retired (headshot), has been named the new chairperson of the SRC, Inc. board of trustees, succeeding M. Catherine Richardson, Esq. In addition, the board has elected Joan A. Dempsey (headshot), executive vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, as the newest board member.  
General Kerrick served in the U.S. Army for 30 years and retired as a three-star general. He served, by presidential appointment, as a principal negotiator on the U.S. Balkans Peace Delegation, and as a member of the steering committee for the protection of the U.S. critical infrastructure. Kerrick has also served as deputy national security advisor to the president, responsible for managing the nation's deputies committee and developing, implementing and managing U.S. foreign and national security policies. After leaving the military, General Kerrick served as vice president, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and was responsible for strategic planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions, international business and customer and corporate relations. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California.

"General Kerrick has been a member of our board of trustees for ten years and in that time has provided incredible leadership," said Paul Tremont, president and CEO of SRC. "His knowledge and experience with the military and business will continue to be an invaluable resource to both SRC and the board."

"I have seen SRC solve impossible problems by applying innovative research and development. I am proud to be a member of the board of trustees for such a dynamic company. It is an honor to have been chosen to lead such an experienced and capable board. I look forward to working with Paul and his leadership team to carry on the great work they do," said General Kerrick.

Dempsey, as executive vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, is a leader in the firm's Defense Intelligence Group and Functional Service Organization. During her career in the federal government, Dempsey was appointed to serve as deputy director of Central Intelligence for Community Management and as executive director of the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Dempsey also has 17 years of experience as a senior civilian in the Department of Defense, working as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Intelligence and Security and as the designated (acting) assistant secretary of Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. In 2004, Dempsey received the Intelligence Security Affairs Support Association William O. Baker Award. Dempsey has been granted an honorary doctorate from the National Intelligence University, holds a master's degree from the University of Arkansas, and is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University.

Retiring from SRC's board are M. Catherine Richardson, former chairperson of the board, and F. William Smullen III. Richardson served for 18 years and was appointed as chairperson in 2013. Smullen has served on the board for five years.

"As members of the board of trustees, Catherine and Bill have been incredible assets to SRC," said Paul Tremont, president and CEO of SRC. "We thank them both for their years of dedication and guidance. Their leadership and expertise will be missed."

About SRC

SRC, Inc. (@SRCScoop) , a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve "impossible" problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across our family of companies, we apply bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its Allies.

Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution – not the bottom line – has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories and facilities we build, the people we hire, and communities where we work. Today, more than 1,000 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect our people, environment and way of life. For more information, visit



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