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Dan R. Bannister
Dan R. Bannister
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Board of Directors
Dan R. Bannister
Alfred R. Berkeley, III
Edward H. Bersoff
Fred L. Bollerer
Thomas C. Brown, Jr. Esq.
Michael A. Daniels
Michela A. English
Eugene J. Godbold, Jr.
Clifford M. Kendall
Alan G. Merten
Mario M. Morino
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Peter F. Nostrand
W. Russell Ramsey
Alan G. Spoon
Charles W. Stein
H. Patrick Swygert
Robert G. Templin, Jr.
John R. Tydings
George Vradenburg
Stephen T. Walker
Mark R. Warner
April L. Young
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DynCorp is a $1 billion technology services firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with 18,000 employees at over 200 operating locations in 50 states and several foreign countries. Its principle clients are 31 Federal government agencies, State government agencies, foreign governments and commercial firms.

Dan R. Bannister was appointed President of DynCorp in November 1984 and Chief Executive Officer in June 1985, when he was also elected to the Company's Board of Directors.

As President and CEO, Mr. Bannister has seen the Company through some of its most challenging and successful times, including a hostile takeover attempt in 1988 which led to the company becoming privately owned; and the installation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan that has made DynCorp one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation. Following that, he led an aggresive diversification and expansion program that included 12 acquisitons since 1990, changing the Company's core business to technology services, and doubling revenues to $1 billion.

Prior to his appointment as President & CEO, Mr. Bannister was an Executive Vice President, responsible for the Company's technical services business in the U.S. and overseas, as well as for Corporate Finance, Administration, and Strategic Planning. Earlier, Mr. Bannister headed the Company's Technical Services Group, becoming Group Vice President in 1972, and advancing to Senior Vice President in 1977. Before assuming responsibility for that major business segment, he was Vice President and Director of Division Operations in charge of the Company's government services and manufacturing operations. He joined the Company in 1953.

Mr. Bannister has been active in many professional organizations including the Air Force Association where he served as Chapter President, a current director of the Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the ESOP Association. He serves on the National Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Management Association (AMA), a member of the board of the George Mason University Foundation, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation.

Mr. Bannister is active in the local community as well, serving as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council; a member of the Easter Seals Society Board of Directors; and the Board of Directors of Fairfax County. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Combined Health Appeal and Director of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and George Washington University Graduate School of Industry Advisory Board.

Mr. Bannister studied at the University of Arizona, the University of Illinois, and completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

Mr. Bannister has received numerous awards for his business and civic accomplishments, including the 1995 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1995 Community Service Award from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Metropolitan Washington, the 1993 Best of Reston Man of the Year Award, and honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters conferred by Marymount University, the 1992 KPMG Peat Marwick High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the 1992 Northern Virginia Community Foundation Founders Award.

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