Jerry Howe is a senior corporate executive with twenty-four years of experience in the national security, defense, intelligence, space, and homeland security sectors.
Most recently, Mr. Howe was Executive Vice President of the Olive Group, focusing on strategic development and alignment at the global corporate level. Olive Group is a global provider of integrated security services and solutions, including technology-enabled critical infrastructure protection, with principal offices in Washington, D.C., London, and Dubai.
From early 2000, Mr. Howe was Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Veridian Corporation [VNX: NYSE], a leading provider of information-based systems, integrated solutions, and services to the intelligence community, defense establishment, and homeland security agencies. As a senior executive at Veridian, Mr. Howe had broad responsibility for developing and implementing corporate strategy, leading key negotiations, and driving implementation and closure of major strategic initiatives. He also directed the company's legal, governance, and legislative activities. Veridian made its initial public offering in June 2002 and was sold to General Dynamics Corporation in August 2003.
Before joining the corporate world, Mr. Howe had been a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP since 1990 and an associate there the prior six years. While at Steptoe & Johnson, Mr. Howe served as outside counsel to Veridian and other top defense, aerospace, and information technology companies -- including Boeing, Hughes, McDonnell Douglas, and Motorola. Before private practice, Mr. Howe was a law clerk for Judge George MacKinnon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a leading federal jurist.
Mr. Howe served from 1998-2000 as chair of the Washington Space Business Roundtable. He was the 1994-1995 president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and currently chairs both its Judicial Selection and Long-Range Planning Committees. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Public Contract Law and its Standing Committee on Law and National Security; member of the District of Columbia Bar, Litigation Section. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Princeton's Sachs Scholarship Governing Board, as a Director of Intermap Technologies Corporation [IMP: TSX], and as Treasurer of the All America PAC.
Mr. Howe received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; his honors M.A. in modern history and economics from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where he was a Sachs Scholar; and his A.B. magna cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
A native of Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland, Mr. Howe is married and has two grown daughters.