About Us

A Certified Woman-Owned Small Business serving the greater DC metro area since 1994, Gunnison provides exceptionally qualified senior consultants to assist government agencies and commercial customers in tackling their most ambitious IT projects. Gunnison has successfully implemented technology solutions for the Decennial Census, national health surveys, and mobile solutions for private associations and the Federal government.

At Gunnison, we take pride in building long-term relationships with customers by providing lean, on-site consulting teams for unique information technology solutions. These solutions include but are not limited to: mobile applications, data warehouses, survey information systems, geographic information systems, and automated testing.

Mission Statement

Form successful long-term partnerships with our customers, our employees and our business partners, resulting in stable, controlled growth. Only through such successful partnerships and controlled growth can we achieve our secondary goals of delivering high quality IT consulting services for complex programs that constantly challenge our staff.

Our Goals

Provide a constant influx of exceptional staff, the most innovative ideas, and current techniques and tools to enable our customers to achieve their goals and realize efficiencies.

Gunnison’s Alexandria, VA Office

Other Locations:

  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • Rockville, MD
  • Suitland, MD
  • Tysons Corner, VA
  • Washington, DC


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Debbie Hillard

President, Chief Financial Officer

Earned Value Management Professional and veteran program manager who has focused most of her career on supporting large scale health information surveys, to include designing survey architectures and data capture solutions, biomedical device integration, adaptive design strategies, and the use of information system solutions and workflow re-engineering to allow for better response rates, lower respondent burden and lower overall survey costs.   Ms. Hillard has been with Gunnison since its inception in 1994 and was promoted to company President and Chief Financial Officer in 2014.  Since this time Ms. Hillard has focused on streamlining operations by automating business processes and procedures and ensuring Gunnison adheres to our high quality delivery standards while remaining a fun and family oriented place to work and grow.  MBA, American University.

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Christine Krahulec

Vice President

Director – Data Analytics Division
Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM) who facilitates the symbiotic interaction of executive and program leadership with highly specialized technical teams, locating and bringing together the best experts to accomplish complex and often unique projects. For over 20 years she has supported customers in R&D, systems development, testing, architecture, and program management. She excels at both executive and managerial levels, with a particular ability to condense and translate intricate technical task details to a variety of stakeholders. MA – University of Southern California, BA – University of Virginia

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Paul Clemm

Vice President

Director – Systems Engineering Division
Seasoned System Engineer with more than 20 years of successful large system implementations. He is an expert in mobile and web architecture, design, and development, and keen on keeping pace with new technologies, looking past the “hype” to help customers make informed decisions and create long-lasting mission critical systems. He is also trained and practiced in SEI Level II, CMMI, and ISO 9000 standards, and holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

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Vilinda McCann

Vice President

Director – Quality Assurance and Testing Division
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM) with an MS Degree in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland, and more than 25 years of IT experience. She brings extensive experience in test/QA technology and software process standards such as CMMI, TQM, and ISO 9000.

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Lee Goldberg

Chief Software Development Officer

Ensures, and embodies, the principles of agility, DevOps, and Agility-at-scale at the corporate level.  He heads Gunnison’s Project Management Center of Excellence (PMCE), which provides the tools, techniques, and processes project managers need to succeed with every project Gunnison takes on. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science with honors from the University at Albany, SUNY. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a TOGAF® certified enterprise architect.

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Jonathan Krentel

Chief Scientist

With the company since 2010. Gunnison’s Chief Scientist, responsible for providing technical strategy and business development leadership across Gunnison’s software engineering projects. Graduated with honors from Duke University, and has an MS from the University of Massachusetts where he received the Departmental Prize in Computer Science.

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Norm Asher

Member at Large, Founder

Mr. Asher founded Gunnison in 1994 because he saw the need for a different kind of consulting company: one that solves its customers’ most complex problems while simultaneously enabling employee success.