Leadership Team

Nan Dowless, President

Mrs. Nan Dowless, President of Dowless & Associates, Inc. is a practiced professional with over twenty-five years of executive management experience, providing leadership and training to Total Quality Executive Management Boards, including business process re-engineering methodologies, strategic planning and program and project management.  Mrs. Dowless has a B.S. in Human Resource Management.  She maintains certifications including ITIL, IS Security Implementation, MCP, and Certified Instructor - Franklin/Covey Time Management.
With thirty years of experience in the field of training and professional development, she founded Dowless & Associates, LLC, providing curriculum development and training for GOTS software products for the government, and documentation and publication support.  In 1999, the company was incorporated, and she was responsible for supporting government customers in the Intelligence Community by providing training and documentation support.  She provided project management support of all contracts, meeting government reporting requirements, contract administration, and financial activities for the company.  As core competencies of the company grew, and staff increased, her focus as President shifted to responsibilities for the fiscal health, strategic growth, and overall management of the company’s operations. 

Mrs. Dowless is a 2014 Brava! Award winner. The Brava! Awards program celebrates female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on the quality of applications submitted. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in July. 

Jerry Dowless, CEO

Mr. Jerry Dowless is the company’s Chief Executive Officer.  He is our resident subject matter expert on architecture and system design, development, integration and implementation of Enterprise IT security strategies. He has managed several multi-million dollar projects and programs for customers in the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. He holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management, and an M.S. in Computer Systems Management.  Mr. Dowless has earned several technical and management certifications. Using his 40 plus year of technical and management experience and his inherent ability to recognize talented individuals and to align them with challenging and meaningful  work, Mr. Dowless and his management team have built the foundation of a great company.  One that is capable of successfully responding to national mission needs with minimal oversight.  One with integrity, excellence, and accountability.  

Mr. Dowless is also the Chairman of the TOTES Solutions, LLC, a small business consortium of about fifty small business members.  While he is well credentialed technically and managerially, he has demonstrated his ability to bring businesses and people together to satisfy common goals while ensuring that customers receive the full benefit of collaboration/partnerships.  He has forged new ground in government contracting where customers and small business partnerships establish new and innovative models to bring the right talent to satisfy more mission requirements while expending fewer resources.  His altruistic approach to business encourages business owners to look beyond short term financial benefits and to promote a cooperative agenda that benefits our customers and the broader small business community.

Susan Moore, COO/Executive Vice President

Ms. Susan Moore has been with Dowless & Associates, Inc. since its inception and has been an integral part of the company’s growth. Her role in the company has grown steadily from Technical Trainer to Human Resources to Management to the Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President position she holds today. Her experience includes over twenty years (25) of experience in the field of human resources and training with over fifteen (15) of those in management and operations. She has performed many of the functions within our Corporate Infrastructure so has a unique perspective of what it takes to keep a company running smoothly.  In addition, she has had an active role in obtaining, tracking and managing our current contracts so has an intimate knowledge of those contracts, employees and customers.
As the Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President and founding member of the Executive Committee, Ms. Moore is fully responsible for the Operations of the company, as well as strategic planning and resource allocation. Her corporate knowledge and proven management skills serve us well, as she develops and manages the contracts and activities necessary to support the growth and development of our company. Ms. Moore holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources and is ITIL Foundation Certified.
Ms. Moore is a 2015 SmartCEO Executive Management Award winner! The Executive Management Awards program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of Washington’s management all-stars — the CFOs, CIOs/CTOs, COOs and other C-suite executives leading the region’s business community. Winners are recognized for their creative management vision, leadership  philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic.

Carl Pinckney, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Emerging Markets

Mr. Carl Pinckney comes to Dowless & Associates as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Emerging Markets.   Prior to joining Dowless & Associates, Mr. Pinckney was Vice President at Excel Technologies, LLC responsible for Business Operations, Business Development, and Strategic organizational direction.   He brings over 29 years of management, business development, strategic alliance, and technical leadership experience providing solutions to the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DOD), and Commercial organizations.

Mr. Pinckney’s formal education is in Applied Sciences and Technology and he has served in executive and senior leadership positions for small, medium, and large size solution providers throughout his career, including General Dynamics, Infodata Systems, and Adams Communications.    Dowless & Associates is proud to have him as a valuable member of the Data Protection Group, and an Executive Team member.