Delivering Value Added Solutions

A+ Government Solutions (A+) was founded in 2006 by J. Eduardo Marques and was acquired in November 2012 by Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. (CNI). Going forward A+ will operate as A+ Government Solutions, LLC, a CNI Company (A+/CNI) and function as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNI.

Under Eduardo’s leadership, the company now includes a seasoned management team and more than 150 experienced professionals. With the acquisition of A+, CNI will expand its presence in the areas of successfully planning, managing, and executing management consulting, human capital, health programs, health information exchange and information technology projects. You can count on A+/CNI to deliver high quality products and “value added” solutions!

EduardoJ. Eduardo Marques, MBA, PMP – President
A seasoned leader in both industry and Federal Government, J. Eduardo Marques has more than a decade of experience in the areas of corporate administration, business development, project management, information technology. Prior to founding A+ in 2007, Eduardo served for five years as an Information Technology Project Manager in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). His career experience also includes consulting for American Management Systems (AMS – now CGI Federal) and leading the implementation of technology solutions for Federal and State organizations.
SusanSusan Carlson, MBA, PMP – EVP for Health Technology Programs
Susan has 20+ years of Government contracting experience gained from leading multi-disciplinary project teams providing information technology and communications solutions for civilian and defense agencies. She has developed and led innovative projects for several HHS operating divisions, including CDC, CMS, NIH, SAMHSA, and the Office of the Surgeon General. Prior to joining A+ in 2009, as a Sr. Vice President at Z-Tech Corporation, Susan developed and managed the company’s Health and Technology Solutions Group and supported the company’s acquisition by ICF International where she served as Vice President for Health Solutions. Susan has received numerous awards and accolades from the Federal Government for her contributions to program excellence, including a US Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service and the US Surgeon General Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to Hurricane Katrina Recovery.
AnnAnn Speyer – Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining A+, Ann served for more than four years as the Chief Information Officer for the Smithsonian Institution where she was responsible for the direction, planning, creation and operation of the Institution’s information technology infrastructure, telecommunications services, end-user support services and training. Prior to her appointment as CIO, she served as the Institution’s chief technology officer for almost 2 years. She previously held several key IT leaderships positions including serving as the Director of Business Technology Optimization for the HHS Program Support Center; Vice President of Development and Operations for Gelco Information Network; Director of PeopleSoft Federal Consulting; and Director of Client Services at Bell Atlantic Utilities System. She also held management and systems consulting positions with Litton PRC, Andersen Consulting, and KPMG Peat Marwick. Ann has been recognized by InformationWeek Government in 2009 as one of the top 50 CIOs in the Federal, state, and local governments; and in 2011was the recipient of the 12th Annual Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership Award.
AlfredAlfred A. Holston – Vice President for Human Capital & Consulting Services
Al has more than 34 years of federal sector experience in the areas of Human Resources Management, Labor Management Relations, Program and Project Management and Procurement. During his federal career he served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Procurement Executive for the Department of Labor, and a Labor Relations Officer and Contract Negotiator for the Department of Navy. Prior to joining A+, Al was a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton where he oversaw HR Operations and business development for Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He is SPHR and HCS certified in the area of Human Capital Management.
AlfredLinda E. Clark-Helms, RN, MBA – Vice President for Health Insurance Programs Linda has 35+ years of healthcare management experience in the public sector including overseeing large contracts and research projects, budgets and staffs for organizations under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She has demonstrated expertise in leadership, strategic planning, new business development and total quality management programs. Prior to joining A+ in February, 2010, Linda lead medical utilization peer review programs, quality assurance review and quality improvement systems for the Medicare Program for a Quality Improvement Organization for 20+ years and 4 years leading the Review Contractor requirements for the national Payment Error Rate Measurement Program for Medicaid in all states in the United States. Prior to her extensive work history, she served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Nurse Reserves.