LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP IS DEFINED BY RESULTS

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn

more,do more and become more, you are a leader."
 

John Quincy Adams

DIANE HAHN BELLEGARDE

PRESIDENT & CEO

Diane brings more than 25 years of government service experience that spans the entire IT lifecycle -- as both a member of the US Army and as a government contractor -- supporting the DoD, IC, and Federal Government. Prior to SoundWay Diane was Vice President & COO at Worldwide Information Network Systems (WINS; now a ManTech subsidiary), and a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Her military assignments include the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the US Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) - now US Army Human Resources Command.  Diane is a service-disabled veteran who served 11 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves.  She holds a Master's Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University and ESI, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Management Systems from Strayer University where she graduated Cum Laude. Diane is a lifetime Northern-Virginia Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association's (AFCEA NOVA) member and has supported and held various Committee positions including: Women in Northern-Virginia-AFCEA (WIN); Military & Government Transition Panel; and the Small Business Committee. She was a 2015 SmartCEO Magazine Brava Award winner.

PAUL BELLEGARDE

CFO & GENERAL COUNSEL

Paul Bellegarde is a licensed lawyer (VA, MD and DC), law instructor, published author, Virginia State Bar official, and public speaker, with over 30 years of professional experience in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and Washington-Area markets. Prior to joining SoundWay, his experience included Law Partner at a large, local law firm, and as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Counsel for a large locally-based real estate services firm.  As EVP he was responsible for the company’s commercial real estate management and brokerage activities, as well as all legal operations; the company’s management and leasing portfolio comprised over 100 properties in the greater Washington metropolitan area with an aggregate property value of over $3 billion, and employed over 600 combined personnel at its company headquarters and in the field. Paul brings big-business fiscal and legal acumen and practice to SoundWay.  Paul earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University; and he received his Bachelor's degree from Boston College.