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Min Chong, President and CEO
Min Chong’s career spans over twenty years of management and leadership experience in the military, high technology, and securities industries. He is a champion of applying technologies to improve trust, security, and business processes.
Accepting that many organizations rarely achieve optimal success in implementing new technologies, Mr. Chong founded Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc. (STOPSO), an IT strategy and management consulting firm. As the current President and CEO, Mr. Chong has developed an innovative services organization providing strategic solutions that enhance client operations. Under his leadership, STOPSO has grown significantly in seven years. Prior to STOPSO, he worked as an independent consultant and with several IT and management consulting firms in the areas of identity management and information assurance.
Mr. Chong is a recognized expert in the identity management community with a strong background in smart cards, Public Key Infrastructure, and biometrics technologies. He has been a featured speaker at various identity management and information assurance conferences such as the Biometric Consortium Conferences, DoD Identity Protection and Management Conference, CardTech/SecurTech, e-Gov Information Assurance Conference, DoD PKI/PKE Conferences, Information Assurance Technical Forum, SecurGov, Inside ID, and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Information Assurance Workshop to include IBM and KPMG Consulting.
Mr. Chong graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He was then commissioned in the United States Army, where he served in various leadership and staff positions both in the U.S. and overseas during his six years of service. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in managerial economics from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Chong is married to Sophia and has one daughter, Yenna.
Ronni Alton, Senior Director
Prior to joining STOPSO, Mrs. Alton held the position of Vice President for a small Government Contractor where she managed the day-to-day operations of the corporate support services. She has been a key member of executive leadership teams and management groups for both, small and large firms in providing contractual oversight, auditing and financial guidance, and strategic planning. Mrs. Alton’s primary acquisition and contracts management experience lies in the homeland security and defense arenas, supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
As the Director of Contracts for STOPSO, Ronni is responsible for senior-level, cradle-to-grave federal contracts management and proposal support, as well as a member of the corporate Executive Action Team. Mrs. Alton assists the CEO and Vice President in the maturation of the company’s policies and procedures. She handles high-volume procurements, FAR / DFAR regulatory compliance procedures, provides business counsel on primary contracts, engages as primary interface for negotiations, provides proposal development and processing, and identifies and mitigates risk issues.
Kevin Napier, Director
Kevin has performed various corporate roles as well as program manager responsibilities at STOPSO. He is a former Army officer with over 22 years of service to the Nation who has leveraged his leadership and management experience and national security background in the public and private sectors. He has experience in leading operations, organizations, and projects of various sizes, where he has displayed the ability to determine objectives, set priorities, and delegate work for essential program oversight, administrative and human capital/human resources processes, security concerns, as well as other activities and programs. As an Army Personnel Management Officer and as an engaged Program Manager/Corporate Leader for STOPSO, he has led several projects that helped shaped the Army for the full range of military operations and ensured organizations and people were in place to accomplish critical missions.
Kevin has successfully led teams to solve complex problems facing his public sector clients, and his portfolio currently includes working with contracts across the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. Kevin is an inventive problem solver, an astute professional and accomplished advisor who works with program managers and site leads on a daily basis across his portfolio to answer the tough questions for clients, employees, and leaders. He also leads STOPSO’s efforts to maintain and mature the company’s Enterprise Quality Management System.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Liberty University, his Master of Science in Education Administration from Virginia Tech University, and a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He resides in Arlington, VA with his wife Renee and they have two adult children, Hope and Daniel.
Steve Chong, Director
Steve also spent several years in medium size Freight Forwarding/Logistics companies, serving as Operations Supervisor, Customer Service Manager and Account Manager with responsibilities for global freight forwarding sales and operations. Steve leverages this diverse experience to meet STOPSO customers’ supply chain and logistics management needs.