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SRC Promotes DiGristina, LaFay and Nelson to Director Roles

January 18, 2022

Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Maddie DiGristina, Janna Nelson, and Katie LaFay.

As director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Maddie DiGristina will drive SRC's DEI strategy to cultivate a more diverse workforce and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and recognized. She will manage initiatives to maintain and advance SRC's reputation as a great place to work for everyone. DiGristina previously served as senior manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She was been with the enterprise for 10 years, has a bachelor's degree in business management from Saint Michaels College and a master's degree in business management from San Diego State University. DiGristina is also a board member of Leadership Greater Syracuse.

Katie LaFay has been named director of international integration and strategic engagement. In this new role, she will be responsible for the establishment of corporate strategies, policies, and plans to align with U.S. and international laws, regulations, and standards to posture SRC for international flexibility. LaFay previously served as senior manager of international trade compliance. She has been with SRC for more than 10 years. LaFay has a bachelor's degree in communication, and a bachelor's degree in political science, both from the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Janna Nelson now assumes the role of director, human resources.  Nelson will be responsible for leading the talent management function while providing strategic and operational leadership to the talent management, talent acquisition, and HRIS teams and will work with organizational development, compensation, and benefits to meet business objectives. Nelson most recently served as a senior manager on the human resources team. She has been with SRC since 2018. Nelson has a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Syracuse University and is a member of Central New York Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the National SHRM.

"Maddie, Katie, and Janna all bring experience, leadership and unique knowledge to these new positions that illustrate how we are evolving the enterprise for new business while focusing on our employees," said Kevin Hair, president and CEO of SRC, Inc.

About SRC

SRC, Inc. (@SRCDefense), 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 a family of companies, SRC applies 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, SRC’s commitment to the customer and the best solution — not the bottom line — has remained a core value that guides its efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies the company invents and manufactures, the laboratories and facilities it builds, the people they hire, and communities where they work. Today, more than 1,500 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect people, the environment and our way of life.


Maddie DiGristina Headshot

Maddie DiGristina
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Katie LaFay Headshot

Katie LaFay
International Integration & Strategic Engagement

Janna Nelson Headshot

Janna Nelson
Human Resources

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