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Deb Alderson

Chief Executive Officer

ViaPath Technologies

Washington, DC, USA

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Deb Alderson’s Biography

Deb Alderson has more than 30 years of leadership experience in national security, transformative technology and correctional facilities. She is CEO of ViaPath Technologies, a leader in correctional rehabilitation technology, education and rehabilitation solutions for inmates and payment services solutions for government.

She is recognized for her vibrant leadership style and outspoken support for female peers and colleagues. Deb has a proven track record of building high-performance teams with an emphasis on improving the recidivism rate while building business growth. Under her leadership, ViaPath launched their Women's Technology Council, an initiative that provides support in the form of training and forums to women that work in technology at ViaPath.

Prior to her appointment as CEO of ViaPath, Deb was CEO and President at Sotera Defense Solutions after having served as COO and Executive Vice President at SRA International. During her tenure at SRA, Deb headed four main operating groups where she was responsible for over 6,000 employees, and built her expertise within technology...
Deb Alderson has more than 30 years of leadership experience in national security, transformative technology and correctional facilities. She is CEO of ViaPath Technologies, a leader in correctional rehabilitation technology, education and rehabilitation solutions for inmates and payment services solutions for government.

She is recognized for her vibrant leadership style and outspoken support for female peers and colleagues. Deb has a proven track record of building high-performance teams with an emphasis on improving the recidivism rate while building business growth. Under her leadership, ViaPath launched their Women's Technology Council, an initiative that provides support in the form of training and forums to women that work in technology at ViaPath.

Prior to her appointment as CEO of ViaPath, Deb was CEO and President at Sotera Defense Solutions after having served as COO and Executive Vice President at SRA International. During her tenure at SRA, Deb headed four main operating groups where she was responsible for over 6,000 employees, and built her expertise within technology to eventually apply it to the correctional space at ViaPath.

During her six years at SAIC, the Fortune 500 defense and intelligence technology company, she served as Group President of the Defense Solutions Group, overseeing more than 14,000 team members. Deb also previously served as President of the Systems Engineering Group at Anteon. She achieved growth from $65 million to $400 million through the implementation of solutions in support of the Missile Defense Agency, US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, Marine Corps and Department of Homeland Security.

Deb was named a Washington Post Top 25 Female Executive and was recognized with the Federal 100 Award in 2011.
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Deb Alderson’s Newsfeed

EIN Presswire
ViaPath Technologies Encourages Employers to Provide a ”Second Chance” to the Forgotten Candidate

With April recognized as "Second Chance Month", ViaPath Technologies and CEO Deb Alderson are dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated re-enter society with gainful employment. 

 

Newswire
ViaPath Technologies Named a 2022 Top Workplaces USA Award Winner by Energage

ViaPath Technologies has been recognized with the Top 2022 Workplaces USA award from Energage, and Deb Alderson comments on the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for the company's employees.

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Deb Alderson’s Background

ViaPath Technologies
Chief Executive Officer
Apr 2018 - Present
Reston, VA, USA
ViaPath Technologies leads the industry with critical communication technologies and software solutions for government agencies, at-risk communities, correctional facilities, corrections officers, incarcerated individuals and their friends and family.
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Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
Herndon, VA, USA
Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. functions as a security technology company offering counter-terrorism intelligence, data analysis, intelligence fusion, force mobility, modernization, maritime domain awareness and decision support systems.
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Advisory Roles

Hope for Prisoners
National Reentry Advisory Council
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Hope for Prisoners offers a variety of training programs for its clients to build and strengthen skills necessary for employment readiness, leadership development and success throughout the reintegration process.

Previous Board Positions

AFCEA
Executive Committee
Fairfax, VA, USA
The Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association or AFCEA is a professional network of people for the sharing of ideas and solutions in the global security industry.
Boulder Crest Foundation
Board Member
Bluemont, VA, USA
Boulder Crest Foundation is a retreat providing a place of healing for combat veterans, first responders, and their families in the aftermath of trauma.
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Media

From job boards to 'Ban the Box,' here are different ways companies can better recruit formerly incarcerated Americans amid the tight labor market
Quoted
Jan 2022
New York, NY, USA
Deb Alderson discusses the ways that ViaPath Technologies aids formerly-incarcerated people and companies connect to fill labor shortages and help people re-enter the workforce.
Where Are They Now?: Deb Alderson
Interview
Jul 2018
Washington, DC, USA
Deb Alderson, CEO of ViaPath, sits down with Rachel Kirkland of WashingtonExec to discuss her career in information technology, intelligence, and national security, and to share what excited her about accepting the CEO role at ViaPath.

Features

This Falls Church firm began as a phone provider for corrections facilities. It recently rebranded — and expanded its services.
Jan 2022
This article for Washington Business Journal describes the path of ViaPath Technologies, including how the pandemic impacted the company's growth and how Deb Alderson is looking to expand the company's partnerships and services to meet the needs for enhanced communication channels for the incarcerated.

Memberships

AUSA
Past Member
Arlington, VA, USA
The Association of the United States Army, or AUSA, is a private, non-profit organization and advocacy group for the United States Army.
NDIA
Past Member
Arlington, VA, USA
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a corporate and individual membership association for the United States government and the defense/national security industrial base.
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Awards & Endorsements

ViaPath Technologies
Energage | Top Workplaces USA
Jan 2021
Reston, VA, USA
ViaPath, formerly known as GTL, was the inaugural winner for the Top Workplaces award. The awards are built on Energage’s 14-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces awards.
The Washington Post
Washington Post Top 25 Female Executive
Washington, DC, USA
Deb was recognized as one of the top 25 female executives in her industry by the Washington Post.
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Press Releases

GTL Becomes ViaPath Technologies, Launches Expanded Reentry Services
Jan 2022
Washington, DC, USA
To be more closely aligned with CEO Deb Alderson's vision for the company, GTL has become ViaPath Technologies and has announced that it will expand its Reentry Services program.

Deb Alderson’s Education

Virginia Tech
Master of Science (M.S.)
1978 - 1980
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
1974 - 1978