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Syndetics: David K. Edmonds VP for government operations and strategy

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Staff writer | Fairfax, Va., USA | April 28, 2009
David K. EdmondsSyndetics, Inc. announced that David K. Edmonds has joined the company as Vice President for Government Operations and Strategy.
In addition to graduating near the top of his class as a civil engineering major from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Edmonds was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for graduate study at Columbia University where he earned a Master's degree in civil engineering.

Mr. Edmonds also graduated as a Distinguished Graduate from the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Master's degree in National Security Strategy.

Mr. Edmonds serves as Co-chair of the advisory board of Best Buddies Virginia, is a Trustee on the Falcon Foundation Board, is President of the White House Fellowship Foundation and Association board, and an Advisory Director for aerospace and defense for Lincoln International, a Chicago-based global mid-tier investment bank.

Prior to joining Syndetics, Mr. Edmonds was a senior member of the Heidrick & Struggles global aerospace, defense, and aviation practice where he led executive searches for numerous clients in this sector, as well as for government affairs and Chief Security Officer roles.

During 28 years of service in the Air Force, Mr. Edmonds was an F-15 Eagle command pilot, earned the rank of Brigadier General, and led 42 combat missions in Desert Storm.

Mr. Edmonds also led the U.S. Air Force's Senate Liaison office on Capitol Hill after 9/11, and handled that service branch's congressional affairs with both the House and the Senate as the deputy director for Legislative Liaison.

A White House Fellow in the mid 1990s, he has high-level executive branch experience.