Former Army Software Factory Chief Joins MetroStar as Tech Fellow


Former Army Software Factory Chief Joins MetroStar as Tech Fellow

Written By: Johnnie Wade

Reston, VA, Wed., Sept. 20, 2023 - MetroStar proudly welcomes Hannah Hunt as the newly appointed Distinguished Technical Fellow. Hunt is a trailblazer in the defense and intel community with a unique, vibrant approach to government contracting that differentiates her from many in the industry.

With over a decade of citizen-impacting work, Hunt brings a diverse, wide-ranging set of experiences to MetroStar. She’s worked with several federal agencies, such as the Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Defense, and has made the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the Enterprise IT category for her work leading organizational and digital transformation and scaling the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run from 200 to 1,400 members in a year and a half.

When asked why she’s excited about her career journey and the work she’s been able to accomplish, she attributes it to her strong belief in the power of positivity and the potential of people.

With a strong academic background in International Relations and Affairs from American University, including a master’s degree focusing on Global Governance, Politics, and Security, Hunt possesses the intellectual prowess to navigate complex challenges with ease. Her commitment to continuous learning has allowed her to stay at the forefront of emerging trends in technology and leadership.

Beyond her academic achievements, Hunt's professional experience speaks volumes about her expertise. From leading innovation-driven initiatives as Chief Product and Innovation Officer at the Army Software Factory to serving as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Force’s Software Factory Kessel Run, she has demonstrated exceptional strategic thinking, adaptability, and a relentless drive for excellence.

Hunt aims to continue to accelerate MetroStar as a leading provider of digital transformation in the government space with an emphasis on growing AI/ML capabilities in the company.

Hannah is a tremendous addition to the MetroStar family,” said Ryan Abbott, MetroStar’s Vice President of Defense and Intel. “Her dedication to innovation and thought leadership is to the benefit of the Nation.”

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Transitioning jobs is an exciting yet uncertain time. When it comes to finding the right fit within an organization, Hunt emphasizes the importance of knowing its culture and values. She believes that aligning personal values with an organization's values plays a pivotal role in an individual's overall satisfaction and success. Hunt understands firsthand how organizational culture can shape not only one's professional trajectory but also one’s personal well-being.

“At MetroStar, she will undoubtedly make a profound impact, bringing her infectious enthusiasm and innovative thinking to the table,” said Abbott.

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About MetroStar

MetroStar is an IT and digital services and solutions provider with a rich, two-decade legacy of building the brightest teams. As we navigate a new era of technology, our mission is to serve and transform how people, agencies, and tech enthusiasts connect in the digital age. Everything we touch begins and ends with people—the civil servants, service members, farmers, and immigrants (to name a few)—and our tools empower faster solutions worldwide, supporting dozens of federal agencies, hundreds of thousands of users, and millions of Americans.