Chris Bishop Appointed Chief Growth Officer of Alion Science and Technology

“Chris brings 25 years of strong business development experience from some of the leading defense companies in industry. His significant experience in C5ISR, cross-domain, and cyber capabilities – all key franchise areas for Alion – will contribute greatly to our continued market growth,” said Steve Schorer, Chairman and CEO of Alion. “Chris’ expansive experience managing business development organizations, his year-over-year revenue growth, and record book-to-bill ratios are impressive. He is a forward thinker and his strategies for driving business success will be significant as Alion continues its momentum achieving new contract wins and maintaining its commitment to excellence.”

Chris was most recently Chief Growth and Strategy Officer at Pyramid Systems, a fast-growing, high-end IT solutions firm. Prior to Pyramid Systems, Chris served as Senior Vice President of Growth for ManTech’s Mission Solutions and Services Group. Chris was also previously the Vice President of Business Development for URS Corporation and

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Bishop State takes issue with Wallethub survey–touts workforce development

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — This past August, the financial analysis company Wallethub offered up a survey of the best and worst community colleges in the country. Bishop State in Mobile came in 692 our of 698 colleges profiled. That had the school’s administration immediately pushing back.

“It was very upsetting to me—to the administration, faculty, and staff here at Bishop,” said President Reginald Sykes.

Sykes says Wallethub must not have done their homework when it comes to finding out what Bishop is doing to further workforce development along the Gulf Coast, including several programs designed to land people jobs.

“With workforce training, our career tech program, a student can come here and learn a skill and go to work,” he said.

Those programs include courses like the one at Bishop State’s campus on Dauphin Island Parkway. It’s a partnership with Alabama Power that started last year that has already landed

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