FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEAWARD SERVICES WELCOMES JEROME BEST AS VICE-PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND CAPTURE
NEW ALBANY, IN, APRIL 7, 2016 – Seaward Services, an HMS Global Maritime company, is proud to announce the hire of Jerome Best, who will serve as Vice-President for Business Development and Capture at the corporate office in New Albany, IN. Seaward Services was in need of a Senior Executive with fine-tuned contract management capabilities and a wealth of military and marine knowledge: Jerome brings all of this. He is a strong communicator, negotiator and problem-solver, with over seven years of executive experience in business development of government services. He most recently held a position as FMS Port Engineer with CDI Marine Company LLC, where he had responsibilities in both Winter Park, FL and Beirut, Lebanon.
Jerome studied Occupational Education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, before he was enrolled in Defense Acquisition University in Ft. Belvoir, VA. From 1990-2002, he was professionally trained in Management and Systems Acquisition.
Jerome’s professional career began at TeKontrol Inc. in 1994, where he held positions as a Business Development Manager and FMS Senior Instructor. He moved on to work at the U.S. Navy Government Service, Best Consulting LLC, Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc., and Mission Assurance International LLC, all of which were based in the Orlando, FL area.
Jerome has lived in Winter Park, a suburb of Orlando, for over 20 years. He looks forward to relocating his family to the region, not too far from Elizabethtown, KY, where he grew up. He and his wife are especially excited about raising their children in a location where they can experience the four seasons.
President and COO of SSI, Bill Annand, stated, “Fulfilling this need is a significant step for Seaward Services. Jerome brings considerable depth of experience, not only in business development and capture, but also in highly technical marine applications. I am confident his contribution will further increase the performance of our team and help lead us to exciting growth.”
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