LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Edward McDonald

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McDonald is a retired Service-Disabled Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a Combat Controller who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm (Iraq) and other areas of conflict.

He is an experienced executive leader with more than 30 years of organizational and institutional change leadership involvement, as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Director (GS15/SES), business executive. As Director of Incident Management under the Office of the Director of the Operational Integration Staff, DHS, he facilitated the development and implementation of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Playbooks for Incident Management. This implemented Congressionally mandated sections of the 2002 Homeland Security Act along with Homeland Security Presidential Directive Five (HSPD-5). Has intensive portfolio in Project Management, and Business Development to meet clients Goals and Objectives.

Mr. McDonald served as the Deputy Director of the Interagency Incident Management Group (IIMG). The IIMG is a Federal headquarters-level multi-agency coordination entity that facilitates strategic Federal domestic incident management for Incidents of National Significance. The IIMG Core Group includes 150 Assistant Secretary and Senior Executive Service (SES) level representatives from Federal departments and agencies, DHS components, and other organizations as required. In this position, he made recommendations for policy changes to the Homeland Security Council (HSC)/National Security Council (NSC) and the Domestic Policy Council. Mr. McDonald holds a B.S. in Aeronautics and a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

As a principal owner of EM SURV, Mr. McDonald controls and maintains the delegation and responsibilities of the business operation and to its employees. He is involved in managing daily business operation and final decision making of ongoing projects and business process within the company. 

Minerva McDonald

President and Chief Operating Officer

Minerva is an experienced executive with over 20 years corporate leadership who has complete oversight of all ongoing business for the company. She has provided leadership of all projects to ensure completeness and compliance with all government regulations, costs, and schedules. Minerva has facilitated the company’s acquisition and business development responsibilities, and manages all work teams to include business planning for all future work.

Minerva has an extensive academic background with a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Public Personnel Management (MPM), Political Science, and degrees in Law, Criminal Law and Business Law. Minerva’s professional experience to name a few:

  • Judge Advocate, Security Force
  • Special Operations Education Center
  • Director of Operations/Owner – Oversight of the Small Business Operation
  • Appointed as an official jury board of commissioner in Circuit Court.

Mr. Peden

CFO/CPA

Chris has over 20 years of experience as a CPA, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager helping individuals and companies of all sizes and in various types of industries organize and financial needs. He helps individuals and companies not only complete their tax returns but develop plans to reduce their tax burdens and keep money in their pockets. 

Mr. William James

Had demonstrated success in the IT world to name a few; Red Hat, Linux/Solaris, Oracle, and holds several IT certifications for work performed. He had supports several classified programs from DIA and other Government Agencies.

Ms. Nicole Vega

Has over 5+ years in a medical field and work at the emergency clinic, assisting doctorsin Surgical preparation and procedure. Knowledge in various surgical instruments and their functions. Ms. Vega has supervisory skills and administrative office experience in small business operation.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Mr. Menon

Senior Expert Matter (SME) executive and consultant with IT, Intel, Security areas and Business Development, Capture. Winning numerous medium-to mega-sized deals in excess of $2 billion with the DoD, Civilian agencies and the Intelligence Community.

Mr. Cole

A seasoned Senior Executive and consultant with experience in; Software Engineer, Information Assurance, Storage Engineer, Network System, information technology focused on improving business results.

Mr. Caruth

Executive consultant focus on the educational and training. He demonstrates success as over 20 years of experience teaching at all levels of the public-school system. His military experience includes Training Management in a Special Operations Environment and is a faculty member and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business, Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Managerial Leadership and Marketing. Mr. Caruth an Adjunct Assistant Professor for The University of Maryland, Asian Division, Adjunct assistant Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Instructor Pensacola Jr. College. He has served on the President’s Advisory Council at The University of West Florida and Retention Task Force. 

Mr. Wyman

Has proven leadership and cyber security expertise, combined with industrial control systems/SCADA security expertise. As retired military, former corporate director for information assurance, former CISO for the UK’s second largest government department,he knows the depth and scope of establishing a trusted security environment. With global experience supporting governments and corporations in many NIAC sectors. Mr. Wyman brings the cross-domain experience to ensure the best solutions for the client’s environment. Former senior enterprise security consultant to the US Department of Energy’s CISO. Mr. Wyman has deep understanding of the global energy industry and the US Intelligence Community.

TESTIMONIALS

  • We work with EM SURV for identifying, capturing new business opportunities and with bidding submission to enter in to a business relationship for partnership. EM SURV is easy to work with, has smooth processes that enabled efficiencies which saves time and money for everyone.

    Mr. Richmond, T-Four, CEO
  • Worked with EM SURV on a five (5) year project supporting the government customer. Our persistent hard work, with enthusiastic dedication and genuine unimpeachable character and work ethics. We had a easy transition, constant communications with the customer to allow the standup of operations with a positive outcome.

    Ms. Pouncil. AFSOC Education Testing Specialist
    (Now a CEO of a Small Company).

RECOGNITION AND MEMBERSHIPS

Disabled American Veterans
Lifetime Member
Disabled American Veterans Lifetime Member
Combat Control Association
Lifetime Member
Combat Control Association Lifetime Member
Hamilton's Who's Who
VIP Member
(2007 - 2008)

Combat Controller

Hamilton’s Who’s Who VIP Member
(2007 – 2008)
Cambridge Who's Who
(2008 - 2009)
Cambridge Who’s Who
(2008 – 2009)
Hamilton's Who's Who
VIP Member
(2007 - 2008)
Hamilton’s Who’s Who VIP Member
(2007 – 2008)
National Register Who's Who
(2006 - 2007)
National Register Who’s Who
(2006 – 2007)