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Board of Directors

The FITSI Foundation is current overseen by three members who sit on the Board of Directors. These three members are listed below:

Jim Wiggins – Chairman of the Board
Jim possesses over 15 years direct experience in information technology management with the past 11 years focused on information systems security. In Jim’s "for profit" life he has served as both the Chief Technology Officer for a boutique training organization as well as a partner in a highly successful technology consulting firm. He has managed, designed, operated and audited IT security systems over his career. He also has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security related courses targeted at Federal and government contracting clients. Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP, ISSEP, CISM, CISA, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security.

Lou Vescio – Board Member
Lou is the principal of Agency Brokerage Consultants and managing partner of the Florida office. He brings many years of management and business ownership experience to the firm.
Lou is an Air Force veteran and flew both the F-4 and C-141 aircraft, including a combat tour in South East Asia during the Viet Nam conflict. Upon separation from active duty,
Lou transferred to the reserve forces and continued flying F-4 aircraft until his retirement from the Air National Guard in 1994.

In 1977, Lou joined Texas Instruments, Defense Electronics Group, and worked in a variety of managerial positions to include manufacturing engineering, production control, operations analysis and product marketing. When he left the company in 1992, he was a Marketing Director for the Defense Electronics Group.

Lou and his wife Maggie then started Futurekids of Virginia Beach, a franchised computer training business, and grew it to one of the top five franchises in the country within the first year. He worked as a Regional Director for the franchise, training new franchisees in the operation of the business. In 1997, Lou was a cofounder of ICTS, Inc., a high end computer training business. This business grew to $11.5 million in sales in the next five years. Lou and his wife sold the Futurekids franchise in 2000 and their interest in ICTS in 2001.

After a brief retirement, Lou became a business consultant and brokerage intermediary. He is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association, serves on the education committee for the association and trains brokers across the nation on valuing small businesses. Lou also gives seminars on exit strategy development for small business owners and has been quoted by numerous publications including the New York Times and Florida Today Newspaper.

Mr. Vescio earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Clarion State College and Master’s of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Dallas. He completed the Juran Quality Assurance Program and the Texas Instrument's Management and Senior Management Programs. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Florida.

Manny Galvan – Board Member
Manny Galvan is a Program and Project Manager with IBM Global Business Services and supports federal, state and commercial clients. A native of Washington, D.C., when twelve years old, his family moved to Northern Spain, the birthplace of his mother. Returning to the United States the following year, his family settling in Northern Virginia which has since remained his domicile.

In 1980, Manny graduated from George Mason University (BS, Business Administration) and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After formal schools, he was stationed in 29 Palms California and served as the Supply and Fiscal Officer for 1st and 2nd 8 Inch Howitzer Batteries, 4/11 and then 3rd Tank Battalion. His next assignment was to Marine Air Group-15 in Iwakuni, Japan where his wife and high school sweetheart, eldest son and he enjoyed living on the Japanese economy for a year. Assigned next to Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion, Quantico, Virginia, he was the OIC, Competition in Arms Program and item manager for the Marine Corps scout sniper program. Upon completing of Amphibious Warfare School in 1998, he was assigned to 2nd Maintenance and 2nd Supply Battalions. With 2nd Supply Battalion, he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Force’s automated data center’s Customer Service section; he commanded Headquarters & Service Company (2d SupBn) during Desert Shield/Storm and upon returning to Camp Lejeune served as the Battalion Executive Officer and then Operations Officer where he also oversaw an annual budget of $132M for the Intermediate Supply Activity (ISA). Other North Carolina billets included: Information Systems Management Officer (ISMO); OIC, Packaging, Preservation, and Preserving (PP&P), II MEF; Aviation Maintenance and Shipboard Weapons Augmentation Officer, Joint Task Force Middle East (USS LaSalle), and Supply Officer, J-4, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, providing Haitian Migrant Relief. He received two cost savings awards for a manufacturing process improvement and inventory management enhancement. He also reduced specialized items procurement (orders-ship) times from 6 months to 30 days.

In 1992, Manny once again returned home to Northern Virginia and joined Coopers & Lybrand / PriceWaterhouseCoopers, prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2003. Client work of note include support to the DoJ 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund where he opened the first permanent walk-in site in New York City and managed some 7,000 claim files containing over 1 million pieces of individually tracked pages used to determine victim compensation. Other customers include OSD (PA&E), the Marine Corps, Army (Army Distance Learning Programs, Army Career Tracker, Army Forms Content Management Program), NAVSEA, NAVAIR, DHS, FAA, CBP, ICE, NCUA, American Airlines, FedEx, AOL, and Gillette Corporation. For the US Courts, he managed a core financial systems (Momentum) implementation project. Manny has successfully managed numerous Certification and Accreditation (C&A) projects in support of programs and projects for custom SW and COTS development and IT infrastructure. Manny has international consulting and training experience for airline industry members in Greece, Cyprus, Bahrain, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Mexico, and Ecuador. With IBM, has been a department manager of IT Specialists and Network Engineers and has managed a multi-year project baseline of $120M and 133 FTEs. Manny graduated with honors from Marymount University (Masters of Science in Management Information) in 1997. A second son is currently a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and stationed in California. Manny’s professional certifications include: PMP® (PMI), CISM (ISACA), ITIL v3, and IBM Certified Project Manager.