QTS Realty Trust , a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced the appointment of Joan A. Dempsey to its Board of Directors as a new independent director, effective immediately.
Ms. Dempsey brings over 35 years of consulting and operational experience, primarily working with federal government entities. Ms. Dempsey currently serves as Senior Executive Advisor to the Booz Allen Hamilton Chief Executive Officer. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and Senior Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton for 12 years where she led the company’s operations and strategy within the defense, homeland security and intelligence sectors. Ms. Dempsey has extensive senior government and professional services expertise developing, managing and overseeing advanced technology programs, including cyber security and mitigating program and technology risks.
Ms. Dempsey’s experience, together with existing Board members Peter Marino and Wayne Rehberger, both of whom bring expertise and operating experience within the federal vertical, further demonstrates QTS’ continued focus and momentum in providing highly secure data center solutions for federal government customers.
“I’m pleased to welcome Joan to the QTS Board of Directors. Her extensive professional experience serving our country and working directly with federal government agencies on strategic technology initiatives will provide important insight and perspective to the QTS Board and executive management team,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of QTS.
Following the appointment of Ms. Dempsey as a new independent director, QTS’ Board will comprise eleven directors, ten of whom are independent, reflecting QTS’ commitment to regular Board refreshment and independence