Chief Growth Officer
Donald “Don” Raines is the acting Chief Growth Officer (CGO) for Alion. He brings more than 30 years of business development, operational leadership, acquisition, program management and national security planning for defense and intelligence agencies. In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Capture for MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), he lead an organization responsible for strategic business development, capture and proposal efforts. In addition, Raines worked closely with the senior leadership team to meet the company’s aggressive strategic business objectives and drove growth across MacB’s markets.
Prior to joining MacB, he was Executive Director, Business Development, for ManTech Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (MCIS). At MCIS, he was directly responsible for the business success of some of the organization’s largest business units and major accounts. In addition, he built and managed major accounts for multiple defense and intelligence agencies resulting in increased bookings, win percentages and customer retention. Before joining ManTech, Raines was President of RIIT Solutions, LLC. At RIIT Solutions, he developed subcontractor relationships with major defense contractors to capture new business at DARPA and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA). He also assisted the government with the execution of over $1 billion in Special Access programs for beyond state of the art technology and advised Program Managers that resulted in Secretary of Defense-level approval to conduct CONUS and OCONUS technology demonstrations.
Raines retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel where he spent more than half of his career assisting the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University. In addition to several dozen military decorations, he has been awarded the NRO Director’s Circle Award and the NRO Superior Service Medal.
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