MSI President Keith Brown today announced several leadership staffing changes that will take effect immediately.
These changes follow on the heels of last week’s announcement of Keith Brown assuming the role of President; and Larry Cooley transitioning to a role as President Emeritus and Senior Advisor.
“I am excited about the changes we are announcing today to further round out our management team. All of these individuals share MSI’s historical commitment to exceptional professional and technical standards, and their respective areas of expertise will support MSI’s continued expansion into new markets and clients,” said Keith.
Andy Griminger, who has served as a Senior Vice President at the firm since 2011, has been named Executive Vice President for Business Development. He will continue to oversee MSI’s business development operation with an emphasis on expanding MSI’s presence in new markets in the U.S. and globally. Andy is a specialist in improving government systems and has spent more than fifteen years leading complex development projects for MSI and other U.S. firms. He also has extensive experience in the Middle East, spending twelve years in the region doing business development for local firms and leading projects for USAID and the WHO. He began his career with the Department of Defense, working on regional issues in the Middle East.
Marina Fanning will continue overseeing operations and human resources as Executive Vice President for Operations. Marina has been with MSI for nearly three decades, helping to establish the firm with President Larry Cooley in the 1980’s, overseeing the firm’s most important operations and initiatives since that time. She has more than 30 years of experience as a senior trainer specializing in management and entrepreneurship skills development, and has managed hundreds of projects for U.S. and foreign government agencies, international organizations and private sector firms in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Fred Mills, who recently joined MSI, has been named a Senior Vice President, filling the position that Keith held until assuming his new position as President on March 1st. Fred will oversee several of the firm’s practice areas, including Strategic Management and Performance Improvement, Food Security and Natural Resource Management, Public Sector Management, Education, and Youth Programs. He has more than 25 years of experience in the international development and U.S. federal sectors. Specific areas of expertise include strategic and performance planning, results-based management, organizational design and analysis, workforce planning, strategic human capital management, and institutional capacity development.
He joins Dr. Lynn Carter, who has served as a Senior Vice President since 2011. She focuses on MSI’s democracy, governance and conflict mitigation programs. Lynn has been with MSI for more than two decades and has led the establishment and expansion of the firm’s work in these sectors. She is a comparative political scientist with experience in maternal and child health, rural development, education and, since 1992, DRG, conflict mitigation and countering violent extremism. She has worked extensively in the Middle East and South Asia and has lived in Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan and India.
Keith also announced today that Sandra Amis will be moving into the role of Vice President. Sandra has been with MSI for 25 years. In her previous role as Director of Cost and Pricing, she managed MSI’s cost proposal and financial management teams, and maintained working relationships with in-country finance and project staff on all matters pertaining to the financial management of field projects. As Vice President she will retain these responsibilities, but now will also oversee MSI’s Office of Personnel Management, the Compliance Department, and the Businesses Support Services Unit.