Business Development & Program Management

David Neeley
Vice President, Business Development
As the Vice President of Business Development, Dave leads in the execution of Summit’s strategic business plans and strategies. He is instrumental in organizing and leading multi-company teams resulting in the successful capture, proposal development and award of new contracts. He has over 30 years’ experience providing business development and program/contract management for Federal and commercial contracts.

Dave is a retired US Army Corp of Engineers Officer and former Government Contracting Official for multi-million-dollar engineering, environmental remediation, military operations, and civil works programs. He has a Master’s Degree in Management and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an inductee of the National Academy of Fellows, Society of American Military Engineers and is a member of University Academic Boards for Graduate-level Education.
Taylor Barretta
Proposal Manager
As a Proposal Manager, Taylor works with business development professionals, corporate leadership, program management, and teaming partners to coordinate and execute proposals from start to finish. Taylor coordinates, guides, and supervises the proposal process; helps subject matter experts develop winning content; and delivers compliant and professionally produced proposals to current and future customers. Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, has taken several Shipley Proposal Development courses, and is APMP® Bid and Proposal Management Foundation certified.
Megan Francisco
Capture/Recruiting Manager
As the Capture Manager and corporate Recruiting Manager, Megan manages sourcing, capture planning, customer relationships, interview, and employment and recruitment processes, in support of proposal development and contract execution. She works hand in hand with the business developers and program managers ensuring a qualified/talented workforce to meet their staffing requirements.

Prior to joining Summit, Megan a disabled combat veteran, served in the US Army as a Military Policeman with expertise with Military Working Dog Training and Handling. She possesses a Master of Science in Performance Improvement and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with concentrations in homeland security and emergency management.
Emily Barrett
Joint Venture Support Coordinator
As the Joint Venture (JV) Support Coordinator, Emily furthers strategic partnerships by providing multi-functional support for Summit’s JV teammates. She integrates corporate functional assets to assist protégé companies with opportunity requirements and project compliance. Emily works directly with Summit and protégé company leadership to develop and implement JV strategy and growth goals.

Prior to joining the Summit family in 2010, Emily served 10 years in the US Army as an active duty Military Police officer. She holds over 20 years of leadership and staff experience, along with project management, technical writing, and proposal development. Emily has earned a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance, a Master’s of Business and Organizational Security, and a bachelor’s in Sociology.
Jason Allen
Business Development Manager
As a Business Development Manager, Jason serves to harness Summit’s capabilities and spearhead ongoing and future contract opportunities. Jason provides technical oversight of IT service support contracts as an IT professional. Jason is a humble leader and team player with experience in military IT and cybersecurity support within multi-domain Joint and coalition environments. He understands the customer and the challenges faced with providing the right solution that matches the requirement.

Jason is a retired Army Signal Officer with 21 years of service. He is a problem solver and strives to provide the best solution with excellent customer care; evident in his passion and care to extend communications and IT support to Soldiers in austere environments from tactical to strategic level engagements. He is well versed in multi-service, joint, coalition service support to DoD and other federal agencies. Jason has an entrepreneurial spirit and is a former successful business owner. Jason leads with integrity with strong moral values needed in any business engagement.
Alex Bayardo
Program Director
As Summit’s PM for the USAF Mission Planning Support Contract (MPSC) III, he ensures sustainment infrastructure is in place (or planned) for all Mission Planning Environments (MPEs). Alex supervises a staff of over 200 employees and currently performing work on 41 task orders in 160+ locations across the world. Alex has over 40 years’ IT experience and over 14 years’ experience working for the USAF. He joined Summit as the new MPSC III PM in 2019.
Theodore Johnson
Program Director
Ted serves as our director for programs at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia, and is a highly organized, proactive, diligent, dedicated, and meticulous professional with 27 years of experience in leadership, leader training and development, program management, and operations in large military organizations functioning in cross-organizational environments. Ted possesses strong problem-solving and decision-making skills with demonstrated experience in planning, resourcing, and execution of major programs and operations. His education includes a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University.
Andrew Swedberg
Business Developer
Andrew serves as a Business Developer, focusing on opportunities from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and with many other business teammates. Andrew is a retired Army Officer, serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and as Operations Research / Systems Analysis officer. He is experienced in operations concerning battle labs, lessons learned, capability development, study design, and training development and academic instruction. Andrew seeks to deliver consistently excellent and timely solutions to all business development efforts. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and master’s degrees from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Naval Postgraduate School.

Support Services

Melissa Colonna
Director of Support Services
As Director of Support Services, Melissa oversees the general operations of the internal support services offered in the areas of Human Resources, Security, Contracts Management and Accounting. The goal of the Support Services Team is to provide superior support and resources to our employees and internal customers with focus on successfully completing the mission and ensuring customer satisfaction, The role also has a strong emphasis and ownership of the daily accounting responsibilities and functions to include providing financial reporting and analyses to key stakeholders to assist with future business planning. The Director of Support Services acts as a conduit between senior leadership, Program Managers and Summit Technologies team members to measure and achieve organizational goals with transparency, clear communication, and accountability. Melissa has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Summit Technologies, Melissa lead a team of accounting professionals for a company awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Melissa attended La Salle University in Philadelphia and also served in the U.S. Army. She graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA as an Arabic Linguist.
Jeanette Clark
Contracts Manager
As the Director of Contracts, Jeanette is responsible for all contract, subcontract, teaming agreements, and NDAs. Jeanette works closely with senior leadership and Program Managers to keep them abreast of all contract activities. Prior to joining Summit Technologies Jeanette managed the Project Cost activities for a DOD firm specializing in government contacting.

Jeanette has over 22 years of experience in the Department of Defense (DOD) and United States Air Force (USAF) in government accounting and contracts. She possesses an Associates of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, an Associates in Applied Science in Avionic Systems Technology, and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Cum Laude in Resource Management.
Caty Savage
Facility Security Officer
Caty is a reputable industry security expert with over 12 years of experience as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) and Security Manager with DoD contract companies. She has a passion for promoting security awareness and improving inspection-readiness posturing.

Her experience includes initiating and maintaining compliance with the NISPOM, DFAR, ITAR, comprehensive DISS support, and security education and training.
Kathleen Adams
Human Resources Manager
Kathleen is the Human Resources Specialist with expertise in employee relations, total rewards/compensation and benefits and employee health and safety. Before joining the Summit Corporate staff, she served as a Functional Training Support Specialist with a concentration in human resources, administration, and property management/control for the MCoE SFATSS contract on Fort Moore, GA. As the Human Resources Specialist, Kathleen manages the companies benefits, personnel action, employee on-boarding/out-processing, policy compliance and general HR support. She provides support to all employees in areas including educational development, performance management & labor relations.