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9th Way Solutions Names Melissa Chapman President

9th Way Solutions Names Melissa Chapman President

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FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 1, 2018

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 9th Way Solutions, Fairfax VA, an emerging Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Chapman as President, providing strategic leadership across the service areas of Health IT, Enterprise Services, Cyber and Information Security, Systems and Program Management, and Data Analytics.

Central to Ms. Chapman's career has been managing the modernization of complex, business-critical, IT-enabled health and regulatory programs. Her federal technology experience includes having been Chief Information Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services, where she established the National Federal Health Architecture, a 26-agency partnership that resulted in shared, unified enterprise architectures across all health mission processes and technical reference models. She brings strong leadership skills as President of 9th Way, managing large groups of staff performing multiple IT projects and leading teams to deliver government services worldwide.

Ms. Chapman's previous positions include Vice President of Business Development at Salient CRGT, where she provided leadership and domain expertise for the development of new health IT solutions, particularly regarding health data analytics; and Vice President at General Dynamics Information Technology, where she developed and executed a 3 year strategy for establishment and integration of the company's health IT organization, including development of new service offerings, adaptation of existing services, and identification of acquisition opportunities. Most recently, Ms. Chapman was named as one of the "Top 10 Health Care Leaders To Watch" by WashingtonExec.

"We are ecstatic about Melissa joining our team," says Steve Ikirt, CEO of 9th Way. "She has been a foundational leader in the health IT space for years. Her reputation is extraordinary and her experience in providing real solutions to customer problems truly sets her apart.  Ms. Chapman is also looking forward to leading 9th Way. "I'm excited to join Steve and execute his vision for working with customers to solve their toughest problems," she says. "My goal is to expand 9th Way's reach as a prime SDVOSB and enhance our partnering across the Federal customer space." According to Ikirt, she is "the right person to get the job done."

9th Way Solutions LLC ( is an SDVOSB focused on providing exceptional service and mission-focused solutions to Federal customers worldwide. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, the company, founded by Steve and Debbie Ikirt, founders and former owners of Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i). Before its acquisition in 2017, Triple-i was one of the largest, most successful SDVOSBs in the nation.

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