Senior Director, Growth
Christa Dahlem currently serves as senior director of growth at Perspecta Labs, following Perspecta’s acquisition of DHPC Technologies on May 1, 2020.
Ms. Christa Dahlem joined DHPC as the Director of Army IDIQ Programs and TIES Program Manager in July 2015. She then moved into Vice President of Program Management and now serves as our Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Growth. Ms. Dahlem is an accomplished professional with over 18 years of progressive leadership roles in strategy, program management, business development and operational execution. In her current role, she is focused on company growth by creating unique business projects, developing strategic partnerships and capturing new growth opportunities. Her duties include customer and partner relationship management, development and execution of call plans, proposal oversight and review, management of the capture process, planning and competitive analysis, and strategic planning. Ms. Dahlem brings a broad base of experience in business growth, program management, team building, information technology, contractual leadership, intelligence and engineering projects.
Prior to joining DHPC, Ms. Dahlem was the Program Director for the Rapid Response 3rd Generation (R2-3G) contract for AECOM (URS Federal Services) and directed other IDIQ contracts across the DOD and Federal market. She led a nation-wide team that responded to business requirements and built relationships with government customers and over 150 teammates. She and her team responded to daily activities of overseeing contracts valued at over $150M and executing a capture and proposal pipeline valued at over $2B. Prior to AECOM, she worked for BAE System managing multiple Army contracts and running the R2-3G contract worth over $10M/year. She began her career at CONNOR, an engineering and environmental firm in Baltimore where she managed a nationwide team of environmental and engineering professionals.
Ms. Dahlem holds an Executive MBA through the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor degree in Communications and Marketing from Towson University. Christa is very active in the community and has served as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Aberdeen Chapter, board member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), Young AFCEA leader and many other organizations promoting STEAM initiatives through the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia areas. Ms. Dahlem also supports the Boys and Girls Club, Make a Wish Foundation and her church community.