Board of Directors
Steven L. Komar, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Komar has been a director since 1997 prior to becoming chairman of the Board of Directors in 2001. He has served as chief executive officer since 2001. Mr. Komar is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of senior management experience. From June 2000 until 2001, he served as a founding partner of C-III Holdings, a development stage financial services company. From 1991 to June 2000, he was group executive vice president of Fiserv, Inc., a company that provides advanced data processing services and related products to the financial industry. From 1980 to 1991, Mr. Komar served in a number of financial management positions with CitiGroup, including the role of chief financial officer of Diners Club International and Citicorp Information Resources, respectively. Mr. Komar is a graduate of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Pace University.
James T. McCubbin, Executive Vice President, CFO & Director
Mr. McCubbin has been a director since 1998. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2008 after having served as vice president and chief financial officer since 1998 as well as secretary of the corporation. From 1997 to 1998, he served as vice president, controller, assistant secretary and treasurer. Mr. McCubbin has over 20 years of financial management experience. Prior to joining WidePoint he held financial management positions with several companies in the financial and government sectors. Mr. McCubbin presently serves on the board of directors of Tianjin Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE AMEX: TPI) and The Quigley Corporation (NASDAQ – GM: QGLY). He serves as Tianjin’s chairman of its Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, and Compensation Committee and is a member of the audit committee of Quigley. Mr. McCubbin provides financial consulting services and has served on various boards of directors over the past seven years. Mr. McCubbin is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Masters Degree in International Management.
Ronald S. Oxley, Executive Vice President & Director
Mr. Oxley has served as a director since 2006. He became executive vice president of sales, marketing and business strategies in May 2008. Mr. Oxley has had a distinguished career of over 40 years with the U.S. Federal Government and industry. His federal government career spanned almost 28 years with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the Departments of the Navy, Army and Air Force where he held various senior level executive positions during which he was awarded a series of Meritorious Service Awards and was nominated for a Presidential Executive Career Award in 1996. The last nine years of his federal career was at the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he monitored the development of the office’s defense-wide strategic vision and implementation plan for command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. He subsequently worked as a senior level executive with prominent U.S. federal government contractors including Litton/PRC, Emergent Information Technologies and L-3 Communications. He is currently executive vice president of ARC International Corporation, which specializes in providing domestic and international middle-market and emerging growth companies with a broad range of strategic advisory services. Mr. Oxley holds a top secret SCI clearance with life style polygraph. He has a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.
James M. Ritter, Director
Mr. Ritter has served as a director since December 1999 and was assistant secretary from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Ritter is the chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Ritter is the retired corporate headquarters chief information officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to his retirement in 2001, Mr. Ritter was employed at Lockheed Martin Corporation for over 32 years in various positions involving high level IT strategic planning and implementation, e-commerce development, integrated financial systems, and large-scale distributed systems.
Morton S. Taubman, Director
Mr. Taubman has served as a director since 2006. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Taubman is an attorney and certified public accountant with an expertise in corporate law, government contracting and international relations. Prior to forming his own law firm, Mr. Taubman was the senior vice president and general counsel to DIGICON Corporation, an IT and telecommunications company. Before joining DIGICON, he was a senior and executive partner at Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress, LLP, an established Washington, D.C. firm that provided expertise in tax, telecommunications, litigation, federal regulatory issues, capital reformation, government contracting and international issues. He was a founding partner at a number of law firms, was the partner-in-charge of the Washington D.C. office of Laventhol & Harworth, a partner at Coopers & Lybrand and a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. He has been an adjunct law professor for more than 15 years at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He presently also serves as special corporate counsel to Global Options Group, Inc. and Global Options, Inc., a company focusing on U.S. federal security services and as general counsel to Interior Systems, Inc. d/b/a ISI Professional Services, a United States federal contractor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore Law School and a Master of Law degree from Georgetown University
Otto J. Guenther, Director
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Otto J. Guenther has served as a director since 2007. General Guenther serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He joined the board after a distinguished 34-year military career, including serving as the U.S. Army’s first chief information officer, followed by nearly a decade of leadership within the federal information technology industry. His key assignments included commanding general for Fort Monmouth, NJ, and the Communications Electronics Command, program executive officer for the Army’s tactical communications equipment, project manager for the Tactical Automated Data Distribution System and commander for the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council. General Guenther recently retired from Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, where he served as the sector vice president and general manager of Tactical Systems Division, where he oversaw battlefield digitization, command and control and system engineering activities for the U.S. Army. Under his leadership, the division grew to approximately 1,650 employees across several locations and completed over $700 million in acquisitions. Previously, General Guenther was general manager of Computer Associates International’s Federal Systems Group. General Guenther was awarded several honors by the Army, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Recognized for his work within the industry, he also received several Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association awards and was inducted into Government Computer News Hall of Fame. General Guenther received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Western Maryland College, now called McDaniel College, and a master’s degree in procurement and contracting from the Florida Institute of Technology.
George W. Norwood, Director
Major General (Ret.) George W. Norwood has served as a director since 2007. General Norwood serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. General Norwood is currently president and CEO of Norwood & Associates, Inc. of Tampa, Fla., which maintains extensive international and U.S. networks of government, military and private sector contacts while providing technical and strategic planning expertise to corporations pursuing defense-related opportunities. General Norwood served as deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and United States Forces in Korea from 1995 to 1997. He also served as the U.S. member of the United Nations Command’s Military Armistice Commission responsible for crucial general officer level negotiations with North Korea. General Norwood was commander of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base in Japan in the early/mid-1990‘s and earlier was deputy inspector general and director of inspections for the U.S. Air Force in Washington, D. C. Other key assignments included senior leadership positions in F-16 fighter wings in Europe, War Reserve Material and Munitions Planning, Programming and Budgeting expert at the Pentagon and F-16 fighter squadron commander and operations officer at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. He served two combat tours in Southeast Asia in A-1 and F-4 aircraft. General Norwood currently serves on the boards of directors of Airborne Tactical Advantage Company and Scalable Network Technologies. He is on the board of strategic advisors of AtHoc, Inc. General Norwood received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the National War College and Defense Language Institute