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SRC Promotes Hughes, LaVine, and Valentine to Director Roles

January 27, 2023

Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Hughes, Jessica LaVine, and Eric Valentine.

As the newly appointed director of programs, Jason Hughes will manage a team responsible for identifying opportunities, winning workshare through competitive bid, and executing tasking in support of National Air and Space Intelligence Center contract vehicles and customers. Hughes joined SRC more than 20 years ago as an electronic warfare analyst, and most recently served as a senior manager of electronic warfare programs. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Park University.

Jessica LaVine has been named a director of business development. In this new role, she will be responsible for developing new opportunities while maintaining established relationships for SRC. LaVine also serves as a senior technologist within business development where she draws on more than 15 years of engineering experience and acts as a technical advisor interfacing between business development, the operational business divisions and engineering. LaVine has been with SRC since 2006, and previously served in senior systems and applications engineering roles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Union College and a master’s degree in astronomy from the University of Florida.

Eric Valentine now assumes the role of mission and strategy director. Valentine will be focused on translating customer missions and trends to business specific strategy. Through a combination of capability and technology, he will enable our teams to solve our customers’ most challenging problems. Valentine joined SRC as a systems engineer in 2006, and most recently served as an engineering program manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University. Valentine was named Young Technologist of the Year in 2018 by the Technology Alliance of Central New York.

“Jason, Jess, and Eric all bring experience, leadership and unique knowledge to these positions,” said Kevin Hair, president and CEO of SRC, Inc. “Through their years of service with SRC, they have proven to be highly capable professionals with the right skills to move our organization forward and further our mission to help keep America and its allies safe and strong.”


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, nearly 1,400 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect people, the environment and our way of life.


Jason Hughes Headshot

Jason Hughes
Director, Programs

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Jessica LaVine
Director, Business Development

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Eric Valentine
Director, Mission & Strategy

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