MetroStar Names Air Force Veteran as Director of Contracts and Procurement


MetroStar Names Air Force Veteran as Director of Contracts and Procurement

Written By: Rachel Teter

RESTON, VA—MetroStar proudly announces the appointment of Ruben Cruz, Esq., as the new Director of Contracts and Procurement.

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar and a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Ruben has dedicated his career to public duty, serving as a U.S. Air Force Captain before transitioning to the Federal civilian sector through his work with the Department of Defense (DoD) and government agencies.

Prior to MetroStar, Ruben served as the Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center (AI2C) Director of Finance and Business Operations. This organization was established under U.S. Army Futures Command and endeavored to narrow the existing artificial intelligence (AI) capability gap by leveraging current technological applications to enhance warfighters’ capabilities.

His previous positions include IT Business Portfolio Manager within the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA; serving as International Business Advisor for the Deputy Undersecretary of International Affairs with the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC; and, as a Senior Contracting Officer with the CDC in Pittsburgh, PA.

“At MetroStar, I’m excited about this new opportunity supporting operations, compliance, risk management, and more as the company continues to grow with their Federal and commercial customers,” said Cruz.

Ruben’s expertise on executive mission-centric goals and solutions represents MetroStar’s investment in nurturing current and future work with customers who are seeking to secure the Nation during ever-changing technological and digital needs.

About MetroStar

MetroStar is a leading digital and IT services provider for the public sector. For over two decades, our people have powered innovation by maintaining an unwavering commitment to putting people at the center of every solution. MetroStar's focus on people and technology supports federal missions, including helping farmers feed America, ensuring humanitarian aid reaches refugees, and transforming the way data is disseminated for the nation's leading data provider. Learn more about opportunities for designers, developers, writers, and philosophers to build a career with MetroStar, or read more about MetroStar's services and solutions

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