Gina Abate joined Edwards in 2013 as a Senior Vice President. Appointed President in June 2013 and CEO in May 2016, she is responsible for the direction, leadership, and performance of Edwards. Ms. Abate actively runs day-to-day capture and delivery of products and services across the company’s three Strategic Business Units, contracts, finance, human resources, business development, proposals, and technology solutions.
Under her leadership, Edwards expanded its offerings to include cybersecurity and IT services, complementing a strong enterprise management and training history.
Gina’s strong leadership, industry knowledge, and board positions, enables strategic plan development for growth and to advance the company’s mission. Ms. Abate is the past Chairperson and current Board of Directors for The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI), as well as a member of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chair of the GovConnects Advisory Council. She is most recently recognized by The Daily Record as a two-time “Most Influential Marylander” for her contributions to current and emerging technology and “Most Admired CEO” for her vision and leadership.
Prior to joining Edwards, Gina was a Vice President at NTT Data Federal Systems (formerly Keane Federal Systems) and BAE Systems. She has 30+ years of proven leadership with executive, technical, and business management experience in the Federal Government as a Civil Servant and a commercial sector contractor. Her work includes managing multiple contracts, spanning the full range of IT services from program management through operations, and full responsibility of annual revenues totaling $120M+.
Gina holds a BA in History and Political Science from Texas Lutheran University and a Paralegal Master’s Certificate from Southwest Texas State University.