Susan Chodakewitz is a dynamic and client-focused executive whose expertise spans a full range of business services in the public and private sectors. She has a record of accomplishment in aviation, information technology, infrastructure and international relations. Ms. Chodakewitz is well known for her capacity to build agile and flexible teams of very strong technical individuals tailored for the client’s mission. In a world of increasingly complex interactions, she is able to bridge the gap between the technical and nontechnical aspects of a project and work in partnership with multiple stakeholders.
Before becoming Nathan’s chief executive officer in April 2015, Ms. Chodakewitz served eight years as President of Tetra Tech AMT, an aviation management and IT subsidiary of Tetra Tech Inc., a multibillion-dollar consulting firm. She positioned the subsidiary as a premiere provider of aerospace and technology services, and broadened the client base in U.S. federal, commercial and international markets. In 2010 the firm was named “FAA Large Business of the Year." Previously she spent more than a decade at SAIC, a major defense and national security contractor, where she advanced to senior vice president, almost doubled revenue at SAIC’s business consulting program, and directed a unit that reached nearly $200 million in annual revenue.
Ms. Chodakewitz began her career in consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she did a significant amount of work for the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Ms. Chodakewitz has been publicly recognized for her achievements, receiving the “Leadership in Business” award at the Women’s Center Leadership Conference in 2014, the Brava Award from SmartCEO Magazine in 2012, and the “Women Who Mean Business” award from the Washington Business Journal in 2011. Embodying Nathan values and ensuring their continuation, Ms. Chodakewitz puts a premium on attracting and retaining outstanding people who are independent, creative, and fact-driven, who approach their work with passion and a sense of ownership.