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
LOU BONHAM, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Growth
Lou Bonham serves as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth for Qualis Corporation providing strategies and recommendations to the Qualis Operations Team to meet and expand corporate growth objectives. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and has more than 45 years of senior management experience in national resource strategy, operational planning, and military operations. During the last 17 years, he held positions as President of Advanced Logistics Solutions and President/CEO of Bonham Technologies, Incorporated. Additionally, he currently serves as President of the Army Aviation Association of America’s Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated.
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.