Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc. has hired Gwendolyn Sykes as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
Sykes is succeeding Phil Fazio, who is retiring from SRC after 16 years of service. In this role, Sykes will direct investments, pricing and cost analysis, and financial analyses of budgets, forecasts, and results. She will also review potential acquisitions and communicate SRC’s financial results and health to the company’s leadership.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gwendolyn to the team,” said Kevin Hair, President and CEO of SRC. “She is a proven leader with a deep understanding of federal and non-profit accounting that will help us manage our financial strategy and use our investments to empower our employees in achieving our mission.”
Sykes brings over 31 years of fiscal financial management that has enabled several organizations to achieve new strategic goals all while ensuring financial acumen in growing the enterprise. In her most recent role as the U.S. Secret Service chief financial officer, she was responsible for the execution, development, and stewardship of the organization’s resources for the past 11 years. Prior to the Secret Service, Sykes was the first female to serve as a Political Appointee/Senate confirmed chief financial officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, developing and implementing a new fiscal discipline for the space agency. Sykes has also served as the chief financial officer at two academic enterprises – Yale University and Morehouse College. Her government experience includes working within the Department of Defense as comptroller and in the Office of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. Sykes has been recognized for her achievements by the National Academy of Public Administrators, Newsweek, the Today Show and the Association of Government Accountants.
Sykes holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Catholic University and a master’s degree in public administration from American University, where she continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs. In May of 2022, Wilson College conferred upon her an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
SRC, Inc. (@SRCDefense), a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across a family of companies, SRC applies bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its allies.
Since 1957, SRC’s commitment to the customer and the best solution – not the bottom line – has remained a core value that guides its efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies the company invents and manufactures, the laboratories and facilities it builds, the people they hire, and communities where they work. Today, nearly 1,400 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect people, the environment and our way of life.