SECAF Elects New Board of Directors Leadership

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SECAF Elects New Board of Directors Leadership
Effective January 1, Cameron Hamilton Named President;
Pava Cohen to Lead Communications Committee
January 5, 2016, McLean, VA – The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the premier organization for the small and emerging government contractor community, today announced the appointment of Cameron Hamilton (Principal, The McLean Group) as Chairman of the Board and Pava Cohen (President of the Government Group, Sage Communications) to the Board of Directors.  Hamilton has served on the Board since 2010 and will continue driving the organization’s mission of providing education, resources, and advocacy vehicles that enable the government contractor community’s success and access to federal opportunities.  Cohen will lend her communications expertise in extending the SECAF brand.
Hamilton succeeds Scott Brezler, Partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman. “The value that SECAF delivers to our membership base and the contracting community as a whole is unsurpassed.  Building on years of achievements in challenging times, I greatly look forward to stewarding in the next round of successes,” said Hamilton. 
Hamilton joined The McLean Group in 2001.  During his tenure, he has been involved in more than 30 successful sell- and buy-side M&A and capital formation engagements. Focused on serving federal contracting clients, he has advised on over 35 government contracting deals including SPARC in its sale to Booz Allen Hamilton, dTS in its acquisition by Palladium Group, NetCentrics in its acquisition by Haystax Technologies (an Edgewater Funds portfolio company), and SigInt Technologies in its sale to Novetta Solutions (an Arlington Capital portfolio company). Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University where he was a member of nationally ranked varsity swimming and water polo teams.
Cohen is responsible for division leadership and new business initiatives for Sage’s government portfolio. She developed her outreach expertise across a range of vertical markets including government with ENC Marketing & Communications, non-profit with Omnistudio, financial services with Creative Solutions International and digital with iXL. Cohen earned a Bachelors of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She also serves as the current Chair of the NVTC Health Technology Communications Committee and volunteers on various committees with ACT-IAC.
SECAF’s full 2016-2017 Board of Directors slate is as follows:

  • Cameron Hamilton, The McLean Group, Principal – Chairman
  • Mark Melton, Cordia Partners, Partner – Treasurer
  • Kathy Albarado, Helios HR, CEO - Secretary
  • Scott Brezler, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Partner
  • Pava Cohen, Sage Communications, President, Government Group
  • Frances Craig, Unanet, CEO and Founder
  • Ben Edson, VariQ Corporation, CEO and Founder
  • Sue Evans, Evans Incorporated, President and CEO
  • Devon Hewitt, Protorae Law, Partner
  • Sirena Johnson, Thompson Greenspon, Principal
  • Jeannette King, SRE, Inc., President & CEO
  • Shiv Krishnan, INDUS Corporation, President
  • Mark Moore, John Marshall Bank, Executive VP & CLO
  • Kwesi Rogers, Federal National Commercial Credit, President
  • Andrew Sherman, Jones Day, Partner
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About The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Providing members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company.  SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information, visit