Ned Ellington comes to GA&A with a background in strategic management consulting and leadership development. He served on the faculty at Georgia Tech for 28 years in areas of technology deployment, economic development and executive/professional education. He developed and led centers of excellence in quality management, lean systems, strategic management and human resource development. For the National Institute of Technology in Washington DC he served as the Associate Director for the Manufacturing Extension Program and for the US Department of Health and Human Services he served as the Director of the Health IT Resource Center. Ellington advises GA&A on strategic matters relating to goals, growth and ensuring adherence to strategic goals and planned targets and pursuing attainable opportunities. He holds a Ph.D. in management and a M.B.A. in finance from the Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University and a Bachelors of Engineering and Economic Systems from Georgia Tech.