Dynetics Brings Christmas Cheer to Local Charities

To celebrate the holidays, Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, continued its volunteering and giving traditions during a challenging year.

In light of the highs and lows of 2020, extra holiday cheer felt imperative, the company said. “Dynetics wanted to make a greater community impact to finish-out a year affecting so many.”

As part of “The Twelve Days of Dynetics,” employees chose five charities to support. Each charity received a $10,000 gift totaling $50,000. The five organizations selected are:

  • CASA of Madison County, or the Care Assurance System for Aging and Homebound, an organization enabling the aging and homebound to live at home independently, safely and with dignity.
  • Kids to Love, a group that has touched the lives of more than 250,000 foster children since its incorporation in 2004.
  • Make-a-Wish Alabama, a chapter of the non-profit that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – North Alabama, a local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illnesses, including their families.
  • Still Serving Veterans, a team that serves and honors veterans and their families by making connections that lead to fulfilling careers, benefits and services.

Representatives from the organizations joined Dynetics Group President David King for a socially distanced check presentation outside the Dynetics corporate headquarters in Cummings Research Park.

Still Serving Veterans Announces Board Members, Officers for 2020-2021

Still Serving Veterans has announced its officers and board members for 2020-2021.

New board members are Mike Durant, Jenni Feld, Rich McAdams, Kris McGuire and Dr. David Traynor.

“Each new board member is bringing not only their knowledge of the Huntsville community, but their own unique professional experience and skill set to Still Serving Veterans … and they each have a heart for helping Veterans and their families. We are blessed to have them on our board and excited about the future of the organization,” said Still Serving Veterans CEO Paulette Risher.

The new board members collectively bring knowledge and experience in a variety of areas including engineering, medicine, project management, finance and operations and information technology.

Durant is an Army veteran and served as a special operations pilot. He is the CEO, principal owner, and board member of Pinnacle Solutions which he founded in 2008. A story of a mission he flew in Mogadishu was the basis for the film “Blackhawk Down.” He is the author of “In the Company of Heroes” and “The Night Stalkers.”

Feld, is the Director of Finance and Operations at Trideum Corp.

Traynor was an Army combat medic and practices internal medicine at Gleneagles Family Medicine.

McAdams is an Army veteran and graduate of U.S. Military Academy. He is president of Ignite, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

McGuire is an Air Force veteran and founder and CEO of Victory Solutions.

Along with Durant, Feld, McAdams, McGuire and Traynor, other board members are: Chairman John T. Wright; Secretary Barbara Norris; Treasurer Chris Kern; ex-officio Member  Paulette Risher; co-founder/Director Emeritus Will Webb; Trip Ferguson; Jerry Gabig; Dan Godwin; Joni Green; Hank Isenberg; and Kristen Strickland