Daon Hires Homeland Security Veteran

Daon, the award-winning global provider of identity assurance software and services, announced Jim Williams has been named as Senior VP of Global Professional Services effective Sept. 1. In addition, Williams will also serve on the Boards of Directors for Daon and Daon Trusted Identity Services, a joint venture with the American Association of Airport Executives.

After serving the US Government for more than thirty years, Williams retired from the federal government as the Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service. Williams was also the acting GSA Administrator at the end of the George W. Bush administration and, prior to that was the Director of the US Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program (US-VISIT) at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Williams held several executive leadership positions at the Internal Revenue Service. Throughout his career, Williams has consistently led programs of national significance and built extremely high quality relationships within government and the systems integration community. In recognition of his extraordinary long-term contributions to federal service and for his commitment to public service, employee development and collaboration, Williams was recently awarded The Franke Award, the highest honor presented by the American Council of Technology (ACT).

Of the organizational announcement, Daon's CEO, Tom Grissen, commented, “Jim's ability to assemble great leaders and teams of people from both public and private sectors around the world to deliver solutions that enable our world to become a more safe, secure and better place, fit well with Daon's global mission. Jim's commitment to customer satisfaction will further strengthen our leadership in the identity marketplace.”
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