As the Senior Director of Talent Development, Aaron leads the company’s effort to recruit, onboard and continually develop CSA employees through career planning, training, leadership development, and collaboration. He combines visionary leadership with deep analysis and research to leverage emerging technologies and industry systems advancements that ensure lasting execution of employee development. Through development of long-term strategies and implementation of tactical plans and initiatives, Aaron collaborates with team members and other leaders across departments to ensure high levels of employee engagement.
Prior to this role, Aaron was the Director of Operations for the Southwest Region and was responsible for internal and external delivery of all regional contracts, which included oversight of operations, personnel, and task management to ensure outstanding client delivery and satisfaction. Previously, Aaron led and managed CSA’s largest contract and was responsible for cost, schedule, performance, and risk management for more than one hundred personnel.
Before joining CSA, Aaron was the assistant program manager for Automated Digital Network System (ADNS), an ACAT II Navy program of record, and was responsible for management and oversight of the submarine and airborne variants. Prior to ADNS, he was the project manager of the Network Integration and Engineering Facility (NIEF) overseeing the production, testing, and engineering support for multiple C4I Navy systems.
Aaron began his career at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific as a mechanical engineer providing design support for robotic and underwater acoustic systems. He also supported various process improvement initiatives as an organizational leader in CMMI, Lean Six Sigma and the Project Management Guide. Prior to his federal government career, Aaron worked as an engineer at Grundfos Pump Company and Heatron Inc. supporting technical drawing development and manufacturing design.
Aaron is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk! Aaron maintains certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), Project Management Professional (PMP), Risk Management Professional (RMP), and DAWIA SPRDE-SE Level III. He also holds a patent for tools with robotic systems.
Aaron is happily married to his wife, Keri, and keeps busy at home with three rambunctious kids: Annabelle, Emily, and Benjamin. His interests include leadership, University of Kansas basketball, hiking, and endurance running. He has completed multiple road and trail marathons, as well as ultra-marathons.