Chief Operating Officer
Amy Bleken has joined CSA as chief operating officer, engaging with all functions and departments within CSA to strategically advance its position as a successfully graduated small business. Amy brings growth-oriented strategies that serve clients in the federal government market with solutions that advance mission operations including business outsourcing, systems and software engineering, enterprise integration, operational logistics, and advanced engineering and technology.
Prior to joining CSA, Amy served as an executive leader in two global industry-leading firms, most recently as the chief growth officer for an operating division under Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), formerly Camber Corporation, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama and senior vice president for the defense agency programs (DAP) business unit at CGI Federal. These positions of trust and responsibility required highly focused client engagements with employees geographically dispersed across the United States and co-located in foreign countries with customers.
Major client engagements and projects included U.S. Coast Guard–Application Product Lines Enterprise Services (APLES), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (JMAS), United States Postal Service (USPS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)–Guardian, U.S. Marine Corps/SYSCOM, US Army (AWRDS), Department of Justice–U.S. Marshals Service, Department of State, State of Hawaii Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Bleken was referred and hired as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors for Buchanan and Edwards (BE), a firm totaling $85M and 300 employees. While serving as CEO, BE was awarded the Helios Apollo award for culture, nominated for the GovCon Awards $75–300M category and was named one of Washington Post’s “Best Places to Work” for two consecutive years. Leading the strategic plan and transforming the graduated small business into a mid-sized company, Amy was responsible for directing an innovative and dynamic team that specialized in the development and integration of technology solutions and management services. She used selective commercial partnerships and BE’s communities of practice and capabilities to grow a wider federal client base.
Ms. Bleken served in the U.S. Army for eight years as a logistical supply specialist and was Air Assault qualified. She was stationed at Fort Drum, New York; Fort Lewis, Washington; and was deployed to Haiti in Operational Uphold Democracy. She used her G.I. Bill benefits to attend community colleges in her neighboring duty stations. Amy holds a MA in Management Information Systems and a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science. She also received certificates in Leadership Best Practices from Harvard Business School and Driving Business Growth & Innovations from Darden School of Business.