Kay Kapoor - President
Kay Kapoor leads a team of 4,000 AT&T professionals who are focused on delivering customized information technology and professional services solutions to the Federal Government. The unit is a leader in delivering innovative network solutions and managed services, voice and data solutions, cyber security, and mission support across Defense, Civilian and Intel agencies.
Prior to joining AT&T, Ms. Kapoor amassed 25 years of experience in the Federal Government market and has held management positions of increasing responsibility and complexity. She is the recipient of numerous company, industry, and government awards including the prestigious Fed100 Award in 2010 and the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award in 2007.
Most recently, she served as CEO of Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture LLC. In this role, she led the US Federal business and was the chairman and CEO of the Board of AFS. Before her tenure at Accenture, Kapoor worked for 20 years at Lockheed Martin Corporation, ultimately serving as Vice President and COO of Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS-Civil Unit.
Ms. Kapoor has a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland. She has completed executive programs at MIT and Harvard Universities. She is a member of numerous industry groups and is involved in various non-profit activities in the greater Washington, DC area.
Sherry K. Charles - Vice President, Federal Sales
AT&T Government Solutions
Sherry K. Charles was appointed Vice President, Federal Sales in January 2012. She leads a specialized team that delivers network-enabled, mobile and professional services solutions to Civilian agencies. In this role, she is focused on achieving high customer satisfaction through the deployment of IT solutions that satisfy cybersecurity, networking, mission support and applications requirements.
Ms. Charles most recently served as Vice President of Business Marketing for AT&T where she developed and executed marketing strategies supporting Government, Education, Health Care, and Wholesale clients. In this role, Sherry’s expertise in market analysis, offer development and management, portfolio positioning and messaging and sales communications helped her activate unique channel strategies to achieve financial growth objectives.
Ms. Charles also led various AT&T Wholesale organizations, supporting a double-digit billion dollar business, serving carrier, wireless, cable, ISP, and Systems Integrators. Before being named Vice President of Wholesale Marketing, she managed a sales specialist organization representing wholesale call center solutions, IP offers, and international voice services, as well as sales operations.
Prior to joining AT&T in April of 2002, Ms. Charles was Director of Global Portfolio Strategy and Planning for Concert Communications. While with Concert, Sherry held management positions in business development, sales, and supplier management. Earlier in her career, Ms. Charles held leadership positions at Amerada Hess Corporation in Houston, Texas, and Texaco, Inc., in New Orleans, Louisiana, supporting joint ventures.
Ms. Charles is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned a B.S. degree in Finance from Louisiana State University and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia since 1994.
John R Klebonis - Vice President - Department of Defense Segment
AT&T Government Solutions
As Vice President, Department of Defense Segment, AT&T Government Solutions, Mr. Klebonis spearheads a group of security-cleared professionals focused on delivering tailored information technology solutions to meet the mission requirements of the Department of Defense. The team applies their combined expertise in network, mobility, cyber security, applications, and professional services to design and deploy commercial and customized information technology solutions.
Mr. Klebonis’ twenty-two year career at AT&T spans positions of increasing responsibility in systems development, sales, marketing, product management, operations, business development and strategic planning.
Over the past six years, he has led a strategic transformation of the AT&T professional services division, successfully developing a growth engine for AT&T Government Solutions and incorporating network and mobility services into the DoD Segment umbrella. Under his leadership, AT&T Government Solutions has been recognized for high quality policies and practices, receiving a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Level 3 rating from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system.
Prior to joining AT&T Government Solutions, Mr. Klebonis was Sales Center Vice President for Enterprise Sales – Mid-Atlantic region, where his organization supported over 300 large business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Earlier postings include sales leadership roles in New York City as well as product management and marketing positions in New Jersey, where he developed integrated offers of voice and data services.
Mr. Klebonis is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in information systems from Salisbury State University in Maryland.
Chris Smith- Vice President -Technology
AT&T Government Solutions
Chris Smith brings 20 plus years of government and technical experience and a strong background in cloud, mobility, and security to AT&T Government Solutions where he leads a team of 175 technologists charged with developing AT&T products and services to meet the unique needs of the federal market.
Prior to his current leadership role at AT&T, Mr. Smith was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer with Accenture Federal Services where he shaped the technology agenda for the company’s federal business portfolio and directed the services provided to federal clients in areas such as secure cloud computing, big data, logistics and supply chain and cost reduction.
Previously, Mr. Smith served as the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he led one of the largest federal government transitions to cloud computing. His federal government experience also includes senior positions with the General Services Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.
With 25 years of military service, Smith led multiple missions around the globe as a Joint Tactical Communications Officer in the Air Force and Air National Guard. Now retired, he last served as a Commander of the Communications Squadron 113th Wing.
Mr. Smith has also served as a co-chair of the Best Practices Committee for the Federal CIO Council and government chair of the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Leadership Conference. Mr. Smith received his B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of South Florida and also holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from George Washington University.
William R. Daumer – Vice President – National Information Systems
AT&T Government Solutions
In July 2009, Mr. Daumer was appointed Vice President of National Information Systems where he leads professional services and development of network solutions for US Government intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as the White House, State Department and Homeland Security. He is the CTO for AT&T Government Solutions.
In November 1995, Mr. Daumer joined the National Information Systems directorate of AT&T Government Solutions to head a division that provided integrated network solutions to U.S. Government intelligence agencies. These solutions were a combination of several technologies – signal processing, high speed optical transmission, control/signaling and application design/hosting. In recent years, his division has focused on networks analytics and design to support cyber security applications in partnership with the AT&T Chief Security Organization.
In 1980, Mr. Daumer joined a digital signal processing product organization for the AT&T global network. He helped design the first AT&T integrated voice/data packet transmission product for undersea cable applications. In 1988 he was appointed head of the Digital Techniques Department in Holmdel, NJ, and began deploying advanced technologies in the evolving domestic telecom network. He led development of echo canceller-based services enabled by signal processing technology. He is the co-holder of two U.S. patents on inventions that arose from work in this area. In 1994, he was appointed an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow, the highest honor in the AT&T R&D community.
Immediately upon graduating from Drexel University with both his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Daumer joined AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Gary Noyes - CFO
AT&T Government Solutions
Mr. Noyes brings more than two decades of finance experience to his position as CFO of AT&T Government Solutions, a unit of AT&T that delivers IT solutions to the U.S. federal government marketplace. He leads a team of professionals responsible for financial planning and analysis, oversight of the control environment, investment and cost management, FAR/CAS compliances, as well as related operational metrics. He has been successful in optimizing the combined efforts of the finance and operations teams to achieve business targets.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Noyes held positions of increasing responsibility within AT&T, spearheading teams that implemented financial and business processes for several service portfolios. As Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Mr. Noyes significantly reduced capital expenditures and was instrumental in investment decisions in growth areas. In previous management roles, Mr. Noyes established the financial and business processes of a newly launched Business Continuity Service, supported complex client negotiations, and performed business case and pricing analyses.
Mr. Noyes received his Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from Rowan University. He holds an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance.
Bill Huber – Senior Vice President, Federal Government Customer Service
Bill leads a team of 400 plus professionals who are responsible for the delivery, life-cycle management and customer care functions of core telecommunications services to federal government agencies and civilian organizations, such as the International Red Cross and the U.S. Postal Service.
Mr. Huber’s prior assignments include serving as Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, responsible for leading the development and execution of the AT&T Global Business Customer Experience strategy and integrating the AT&T Business Net Promoter Score strategy and Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Engineering where he was responsible for sales enablement, technology integration, customer experience transformation and global operations.
Throughout his career, Bill has held a variety of leadership roles: Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Engineering where he was responsible for sales enablement, technology integration, customer experience transformation and global operations; President Network Services, SBC West overseeing all network operations; and various management and operational roles spanning Sales, Corporate Strategy, and Human Resources.
Mr. Huber received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity University in the field of Electrical Engineering.
Steven W. DeGeorge - General Attorney & Associate General Counsel
AT&T Government Solutions
Steven DeGeorge manages the legal support to the AT&T sales and contracting activities with federal government customers, suppliers and subcontractors. He also oversees related compliance programs.
Mr. DeGeorge has more than 28 years in the practice of government contracts law, concentrated principally in the IT and telecommunications areas. His experience in government contracting includes contract proposal and negotiation, subcontracting, IP matters, GSA multiple award schedules, and resolution of bid protests and contract administration disputes. He also has substantial experience in the areas of cyber security and law enforcement surveillance.
Before joining AT&T, Mr. DeGeorge spent a number of years in private practice, as a bid protest attorney at the Government Accountability Office and as a procurement counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. He is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law, and he has been an invited speaker on topics of federal procurement reform and bid protests.
Mr. DeGeorge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the Catholic University of America and is a law graduate of George Washington University.
Karen A. Wentworth - Assistant Vice-President, Federal Government Marketing
Karen Wentworth leads the AT&T federal government marketing organization, with responsibility for solution positioning and marketing programs supporting sales growth for the AT&T federal government segment. Prior to joining AT&T Government Solutions, Ms. Wentworth served as Executive Director, Marketing Communications for AT&T Business Solutions advancing the marketplace success of AT&T strategic services, including Cloud, Unified Communications, and Security Solutions.
Ms. Wentworth joined AT&T in 2006, in conjunction with the AT&T acquisition of USinternetworking, Inc. (USi), one of the industry’s first ‘Software as a Service’ providers. At USi, Ms. Wentworth served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, helping the firm gain broad recognition as a leader in the application services industry.
Ms. Wentworth has a BA from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County has recognized her as a Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) honoree, and she is an active volunteer in her community.