Qualis executive management consists of skilled, honest, mature, and focused leaders.
ELIZABETH MORARD, Founder & CEO
Elizabeth Morard is co-founder of Qualis and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Morard provides senior executive direction, is responsible for the strategic growth and planning of the company, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. She served as both President and CEO since the company’s inception through more than twenty-two years of operation. Morard has an over twenty-five year history in the aerospace and defense industry, and has been very active over a number of years in the local and business community participating in a variety of community service projects. 256-971-1707
Roderick (Rod) Duke serves as Qualis Corporation President. Duke oversees company operations and is responsible for executing corporate strategy and daily executive management of the organization including managing corporate business development, business operations and infrastructure activities. Mr. Duke supports the company’s strategic planning and organizational and company growth initiatives. Previously, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer of MCR Federal LLC and of Analytical Services Inc., and Vice President of BAE Systems Analytical Solutions Group. Mr. Duke has served within the defense, homeland security, intelligence communities and NATO areas of the federal and international sectors for over 30 years. 256-971-1707
CARLOS KINGSTON, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development – Technology Programs
Carlos Kingston serves as Qualis Corporation Senior Vice President of Corporate Development -Technology Programs and is responsible for the management, development and strategic planning for innovative business opportunities of the firm’s technology initiatives. Kingston previously served as Qualis Vice President of Missiles and Space Group before his appointment as Chief Operating Officer (COO) supporting the operations of U.S. Air Force, Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DoD Joint programs, and NASA programs. Kingston’s 30-year career includes Senior Program Manager leadership for the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) programs for Boeing, and he served as Logistics Director in the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Project Office and then as the Deputy Project Manager for THAAD at MDA. He has held senior positions with the U.S. Army and the MDA and was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) with the MDA as Program Director of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Program responsible for managing National Ballistic Missile Defense capability.
JON CABRA, Senior Vice President of Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth
Jon Cabra serves as Qualis Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth. Cabra leads the corporate strategy and business development team, as well as manage and direct key science and technology efforts on-going at Qualis. While leading the corporate growth strategies, he will collaborate with all Qualis business groups to drive critical development initiatives across the company. Cabra serves as a key member of the Qualis executive team and adviser to the CEO to help shape the company’s overall strategic direction.
Prior to joining Qualis Cabra led the Avionics Products Division at Dynetics that delivered products, services and technical solutions for the Army, Air Force, Navy and joint DoD programs. He was responsible for the development, strategic planning, continuous process improvement goals and overall management of the organization.
PATTI BAKER, Vice President of Accounting and Finance
Ms. Patti Baker serves as Vice President of Accounting and Finance for Qualis Corporation. In this capacity Ms. Baker manages and oversees daily operations of all finance and accounting matters of the company, including General Ledger, Timekeeping, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, and Accounts Receivable to include financial planning, reporting, management, preparation of corporate financial statements, tax filings, and contract close-outs. She serves as the corporate liaison for all governmental and outside audits, as well as with the banking and insurance institutions. Ms. Baker has been with Qualis Corporation since 2005, and currently has over 30 years governmental accounting and finance experience in the federal sector.
NICOLE KEEL, Vice President of Program Control
Ms. Nicole Keel serves as Vice President of Program Control for Qualis Corporation. In this capacity Ms. Keel oversees the monthly, quarterly and annual contract reporting. This includes working with Qualis COO, Vice Presidents, Directors and Program Managers and Government Customers to ensure contract compliance, financial reporting, forecasting and supporting contract closeouts and audits. Ms. Keel has been with Qualis Corporation since 2008, and currently has 21 years of governmental accounting experience.
ONDREA NEAL, Vice President of Contracts
Ms. Ondrea Neal serves as Vice President of Contracts for Qualis Corporation and is responsible for the full life cycle management of Government contracts and subcontracts. Ms. Neal serves as the primary interface with the Government responsible for establishing policies and procedures and providing acquisition strategy planning and the execution of those plans. Previously she served as the Deputy Director of contracting for the Ground- based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Program Office, Director for Contracting for the THAAD program, and Director of Contracts for the Targets and Countermeasures program for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Prior to her career at MDA, she served as Director of Contracts for the GMLRS and HIMARS Division, and was responsible for developing business strategies, establishing strategic sourcing capabilities, collaborating across other Department of Defense activities, providing the full spectrum of contracting support.
KEANNA NICHOLS, Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Keanna Nichols serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Qualis Corporation. She has extensive human resources experience in the collegiate, utilities, and government industries. Nichols originally joined Qualis to focus on the area of benefits and is now responsible for all full cycle aspects of the Human Resources department. Nichols has been with Qualis Corporation since 2004. She is a community volunteer who is active in the Society for Human Resource Management and currently serves as a member of the United Cerebral Palsy in Huntsville.
DAVID LARGESS, Vice President of Army Aviation Systems
Mr. David Largess serves as Vice President of Army Aviation Systems for Qualis Corporation. In this capacity Largess leads a seasoned team focused on providing the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center and the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Aviation, Project Management Offices with fully integrated lifecycle logistics support. Prior to joining Qualis, Largess served as Vice President of Defense Operations for Bonham Technologies, Incorporated. Largess has 40 years’ experience supporting customers in the Department of Defense and the Department of State.
MARC PETERSON, Vice President of Strategic Programs
Marc Peterson serves as Qualis Corporation Vice President of Strategic Programs. In this role, Peterson supports U.S. Air Force and Army strategic programs and Space Force programs by adding value to their organizations and providing strategic advisory services in test and evaluation (T&E), cyber, engineering and acquisition management. Prior to this role, he served as Qualis Senior Director of Strategic Programs and Program Manager supporting major prime contracts and subcontracts for the Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, and strategic Army programs. Peterson’s resume includes a 25-year distinguished career in the Air Force culminating at the O6 level and service as Commander of the Air Force Operation Test and Evaluation Center’s (AFOTEC) Detachment 4 at Peterson AFB, CO, where he supported operational T&E for 32 space, cyberspace, ballistic missile, and missile defense test programs.