Who We Are

APOGEE builds and delivers Applied Intelligence: cutting-edge tools, products, processes, and expertise, with a motivated, knowledgeable, and professional workforce that enables our customers to achieve their technical and business goals.

Core Values

Integrity & Reliability
Teamwork & Mentorship
Entrepreneurial Initiative
Accountability
Commitment to Excellence
Respect

Our Mission

APOGEE’s objective is to be a premier technology services and solutions provider as measured by the respect of our customers, the quality of our technology professionals, and the innovative spirit of our workforce.

Where is APOGEE headed? We will:

  • Be the PROVIDER of choice for government & commercial organizations known for embracing an unwavering commitment to responsiveness, accuracy, integrity, collaboration, and innovation.
  • Be the EMPLOYER of choice committed to an open and transparent corporate atmosphere and a progressive culture attracting and empowering world class professionals to explore cutting-edge technical solutions to customer problems while fostering professional growth.
  • Be the preferred SOURCE for cutting-edge Analytic Products, Systems & Software Engineering, Big Data Integration, IT and Business Services that directly contribute to customer success.

Leadership

Chris Johnson
President

Chris Johnson is the Co-Founder and President of APOGEE with over 25 years of experience in software development and design for military and intelligence customers.   He earned a BS, CompSci from Southern Miss and a MS, Systems Engineering from George Washington University and was an Air Force officer at the Pentagon and White House before founding APOGEE in 1998.   He began our SE&I practice and established APOGEE as a trusted partner with high proposal win rates and outstanding contract execution.  Chris is driven to create a fun, challenging, and entrepreneurial culture that balances small company idea-driven culture with big company stability and momentum.  When not working to build APOGEE's reputation for engineering excellence, he can be found paddleboarding with his two daughters, sweating at Bikram, pulling weeds, or rooting for the New England Patriots.

Chris Johnson
President
Alex Blakemore, Jr., PhD
Vice President

Dr. Alex Blakemore, Jr. is Co-Founder and Vice President of APOGEE with over 30 years of experience in software engineering, modeling & simulation, and data analysis & visualization  Alex earned a PhD University of Maryland and and is one of < 30 people worldwide who is a Certified Professional in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.   Alex has designed and developed software systems for many DoD and IC customers, and has significant experience applying statistical simulation and numerical modeling methods to help customers analyze, fuse, compare, and present results from complex data sets.    When not training clients in Tableau or deep diving into a data lake, Dr. Blakemore enjoys skiing, politics, playing the piano, and visiting his daughter at the Apple Spaceship HQ in Cupertino. 

Alex Blakemore, Jr., PhD
Vice President
Chris Armao, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Development

Dr. Chris Armao is Vice President, Strategic Development for APOGEE.  He has over 30 years of experience developing and operating remote sensing satellites.  He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Physics from New Mexico State University.  He moonlights teaching statistical and machine learning at Georgetown University. Chris loves working in groups on research projects and spends his spare time with Apogee interns and new hires working on AI and Machine Learning intelligence tools for DoD Customers. 

Chris Armao, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Development
Jennifer Reid
Director, Accounting & Finance

Jennifer Reid has been the Director, Accounting & Finance of APOGEE since 2017.  She has a BS, Accounting from Hampton University and an MBA from George Washington University.   Jen's accounting career is rooted in government contracting and she is responsible for company FAR/GAAP/DCAA accounting system compliance.  After a brief stint in the public accounting,  she knew the private sector and APOGEE was where she belonged.  Outside of the APOGEEPlex you can catch Jen cooking, practicing violin, or playing with her pup, Bandit, Director, APOGEE Pet Relations.

Jennifer Reid
Director, Accounting & Finance
Leah Hickey
Director, Business Dynamics

Leah Hickey is the Director, Business Dynamics, APOGEE with over 30 years of experience in contracting and subcontract management.  Prior to joining APOGEE, Leah supported Scitor Corporation as a Business Partner, working hand in hand with Program Managers in the business management of several multi-million dollar programs.  Leah leads all APOGEE business development and contracts management, and serves as the capture manager for numerous proposal efforts.  Leah is responsible for advancing APOGEE business and contracts policies and procedures.   She holds a BS in Finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  When she is not heads down in customer or partner engagements, Leah enjoys bike-riding, singing, and cheering for her two kids from the sidelines with her husband.

Leah Hickey
Director, Business Dynamics
Semetra Dixon
Director, HR & Staffing

Semetra Dixon is the Director, HR & Staffing for APOGEE.  She has a BA, Psychology w/PolySci minor from Augusta University and a MSM, Human Resources Mgmt from Troy University, and 10 years of Recruitment expertise.  When not recruiting System Engineers, IT Professionals, Data Scientists, and Aerospace Engineers or designing benefit packages, Semetra enjoys exercising, reading, spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends, and rewatching Steel Magnolias.

Semetra Dixon
Director, HR & Staffing
Greg Roszyk
Director, National Systems

Greg Roszyk has been the Director, National Systems for APOGEE since 2012.  He has over 25 years experience in systems engineering and integration, modeling simulation and analysis, and program management.  He has a BS in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.  His career has spanned multiple roles in government service, large consulting firms, and small business.  Greg is active in the Boy Scouts of America and is a fan of all things Penn State - from Nittany Lion sports to the the Lunar Lion.

Greg Roszyk
Director, National Systems
Jim Hood
Director, Intelligence Systems

Jim Hood is the Director, Intelligence Systems for APOGEE.  He has almost 30 years of experience in modeling and simulation, data visualization and he has supported collection planning of Electro-Optic systems from ground, air, and space platforms.  For the last 10 years, Jim has applied his MS and BS, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State University to developing specialized collection planning and common operating picture software systems for DoD and IC customers and mentoring a diverse group of APOGEE engineers.  When not developing the next generation of geospatial tools, Jim enjoys spending time boating and fishing in the waters around Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. 

Jim Hood
Director, Intelligence Systems