President and CEO
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.
Ms. Abate’s leadership and industry knowledge provides a platform allowing her to develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and growth – positioning Edwards at the forefront of the industry. She has been featured in multiple articles including The Business Monthly and The Daily Record promoting Edwards’ cyber capabilities.
Prior to joining Edwards in 2013, Ms. Abate was a Vice President at NTT Data Federal Systems (formerly Keane Federal Systems) and BAE Systems. She has more than 25 years of proven leadership with broad executive, technical, and business management experience in the Federal Government, both as a Civil Servant and a commercial sector contractor. Ms. Abate also holds a BA in History and Political Science from Texas Lutheran University and a Paralegal Masters Certificate from Southwest Texas State University.