Executive Vice President, Government and Industry Relations
Valerie J. Lyons is Executive Vice President of Government and Industry Relations for CACI International Inc, an international information solutions and services company serving defense, intelligence, and federal civilian government customers.
In this position, Ms. Lyons is responsible for CACI congressional relations and strategy, as well as industry associations. She also oversees CACI’s client executives, who interact with current and potential customers to familiarize them with CACI’s capabilities and develop business relationships. Ms. Lyons leverages more than 36 years of government experience to ensure these activities are coordinated across all of the company’s markets.
Prior to this, Ms. Lyons served as Executive Vice President of CACI’s Enterprise Solutions and Services business group, in delivering IT and business systems solutions across the company’s entire client base. She led the implementation of multiple business systems engagements that have grown CACI’s presence in the market and brought considerable productivity gains to its government clients. She was also an essential contributor to CACI’s mergers and acquisitions program and its activities in its Business Systems, Health, and Investigation and Litigation Support markets.
Previously, as the Americas Government & Public Sector Leader for Ernst & Young, Ms. Lyons constructed programs and mobilized teams that helped attract the top talent in the marketplace, including 10 partners with deep government experience. She established strong client relationships with federal agencies and led the acquisition of a well-known government contractor in the Department of Defense space.
Before joining Ernst & Young, Ms. Lyons was President and Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini Government Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini, one of the world’s largest providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services. The subsidiary was launched to support the transformation needs of the U.S. government through collaboration, the application of leading practices and Ms. Lyons’ three decades of global public sector experience.
While serving as an Executive Vice President at Identix, a biometric technology company, Ms. Lyons helped to establish it as a national technology and fingerprint biometrics solutions provider in the post-September 11 environment. On November 14, 2001, Ms. Lyons testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information and worked hand-in-hand with more than 25 Senate and House members and their staffs to ensure fingerprint biometrics was included in the national agenda to fight terrorism.
Ms. Lyons’ leadership and business skills were honed during her 18 years at EDS, a $25 billion IT services company. Eventually she rose to President of the EDS Government Services Unit. In this role, she was responsible for marketing, sales, and delivery to Intel, DoD health and federal civilian agencies.
Ms. Lyons serves on CACI’s 401K investment committee, mentors start-up companies and rising women executives, and has served as a trustee on the Board of Wesley College, supporting both the development and audit committees. She and her husband reside in Fairfax, VA and San Antonio, TX. She has two grown children.