Ross Ashley, formerly assistant administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grant programs directorate, has joined SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP) as senior vice president of business and partner development.
Ashley will oversee SAP NS2’s initiatives to support mission-focused areas in the national security space, the company said Dec. 16.
“His wealth of insider knowledge and extensive experience in both government and industry will enhance our ability to improve the business of national security, ” said Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP NS2.
The former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer was also the founder and executive director of the National Fusion Center Association and previously served for two decades in the Virginia National Guard and Air Force reserves.
Prior to that, Ashley handled $10.1 billion in disaster and non-disaster grant funds for the Department of Homeland Security.
He was also the co-founder of The Templar Corp., which was sold to ChoicePoint in 2004.
Ashley also served as a senior adviser at The Chertoff Group, with a focus on intelligence, homeland security, justice and defense.