David C. Karlgaard, D. Sc. '74, trustee
David C. Karlgaard has served as a technical contributor, manager and executive in the information sciences industry since 1968. He began his professional career as an electrical engineer at several U.S. Government research laboratories from 19568 through 1975. He then worked as an electrical engineer and executive at Computer Sciences Corporation from 1976 through 1984. In 1985 he founded PEC Solutions, a government information technology services company where he was president, CEO and Chariman on the Board of Directors. He took the company public in 2000 on the NASDAQ National Market, acquired five smaller IT companies, and merged PEC Solutions with Nortel Federal Solutions in June of 2005. He retired in 2007 as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nortel Government Solutions, a subsidiary of Nortel Networks.
Dr. Karlgaard's technical education includes a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, an MS in Mathematics from Michigan State University, and a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The George Washington University. His management education includes an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Karlgaard has served as an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Business School. He was a founding director of James Monroe Bank, a Northern Virginia publicly-traded community bank. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Argon ST, Rising Edge Technologies, Micro-Optics Technologies, AMYX, SGT, Subsystems, and Freedom Bank of Virginia.
Dr. Karlgaard has been associated with the Professional Services Council, Northern Virginia Technology Council, American Electronics Association and has served as President of the Washington Technology Fast 50 Council. He is active in a number of charitable organizations supporting George Washington School of Engineering, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Foundation, INOVA Health Care, Northern Virginia Family Service, and the Karlgaard Family Foundation. He is married, with two grown children, ahs lived in the Northern Virginia area since 1968, and enjoys travel and an occasional round of golf.