AST has garnered prestigious industry and government awards for its innovation, performance, technology expertise and rapid.

Our veteran leadership has guided the company to excellent CPARS Performance ratings, ardent customer kudos, and numerous awards – including being named to the INC 500/5000 for five consecutive years, Washington Technology FAST 50 for five consecutive years, the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and the 2018 SBA Region III Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year.

AST has garnered prestigious industry and government awards for its innovation, performance, technology expertise and rapid.

Our veteran leadership has guided the company to excellent CPARS Performance ratings, ardent customer kudos, and numerous awards – including being named to the INC 500/5000 for five consecutive years, Washington Technology FAST 50 for five consecutive years, the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and the 2018 SBA Region III Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year.

ARRIA HINES

CEO

Arria has garnered numerous awards for rapid growth, cutting edge innovation and personalized client service.

BOB WENTZ

President

Bob is a stakeholder, driven to fuel company growth and strengthen and expand AST’s business footprint.

GEORGE SPENCER

Executive VP, Corporate Development

As the EVP of Corporate Development, George is responsible for AST’s capture strategy, revenue growth, and portfolio diversification.

BILL HUNT

VP, Federal & Civilian Programs

Bill has 20+ years experience managing support for the missions of Federal clients such as DOE-Offices of Nuclear Energy and Fossil Energy.

JESSE GOELLNER, PH.D.

VP, Advanced Technology Development

Jesse brings over two decades of experience converting concepts into impactful solutions for the energy, chemicals, and defense markets.

JOEL PARKER

Director of Talent Acquisitions

Joel enjoys a job that lets him meet many different people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets.

REBECCA CALES

Director, Capture Management

Rebecca brings nearly two decades of experience fostering successful small business and program growth.

Work with AST

Meet the friendly faces that can help you accomplish specific tasks with AST. The individuals listed below are our go-to experts and will help to facilitate your needs.

Anna Meleady
Anna MeleadyDirector of Human Resources
AST works hard to offer an atmosphere allowing employees to feel a genuine sense of accomplishment while doing their best work. Do you have a question regarding AST’s corporate culture? Contact Anna to learn more.
Joel Parker
Joel ParkerDirector of Talent Acquisitions
Interested in joining Team AST? Contact Joel or visit our Job Opportunities page.
Stephanie Pethtel
Stephanie PethtelDirector of Public Relations
Do you have a media request, sponsorship inquiry or would like to learn more about a program at AST? Contact Stephanie to learn more about what AST offers.

Giving Back

The AST team is dedicated to supporting the communities in which we live and work. Through corporate sponsorships, client events, and community engagement, we have participated in or supported activities like:

  • Race to Beat Cancer 5K

  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

  • United Way

  • Coding & Cyber Summit

  • Robotics Alliance

  • DOE National Science Bowl

  • IMACS hosted solar eclipse party

  • NASA STEM Day in the Park

  • Educational Resource Center

  • Robotics competition

  • New LEGO League

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Girls on the Run

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  • DC Audubon Society

  • Stream Day

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Homes for Our Troops

  • St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

  • Girls Who Code