CS Spotlights Chris Marks, Data Management Project Manager

Chenega Systems (CS) is proud to spotlight Chris Marks, Data Management Project Manager (PM), for the huge role he played in the transition from the Springfield, VA office to the Jacksonville, FL office.

Chris started working with Chenega in 2008 as a Training Analyst in support of the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) with Chenega Federal Systems (CFS). Chenega has held this contract for nearly 13-years to support the Navy’s SP-205 TRIDENT Training Program and provides SSP with end-to-end training acquisition, program coordination, Information Systems support, and electronic and on-site training support services. Chris’s personal responsibilities included the design, management, and maintenance of training systems that directly support the submarine fleet. He continued in this role through multiple iterations of the contract and took on the additional responsibilities of cybersecurity efforts for the customer. Chris moved over to Chenega Logistics (CL) as a Program Analyst, supporting follow-on contractual efforts. His responsibilities were again expanded to include documentation, process management, and acting as a technical training liaison to the United Kingdom under the Polaris Sales Agreement (PSA). In June of 2019, Chris was promoted to Project Manager/Department Head for the SSP contract. In September of 2019, Chris transitioned over to CS in the same role. During this time, the Springfield, VA office was relocated to Jacksonville, FL. Chris’s role during this time was key, as he was one of the main factors in the smooth transition to our office in FL.

When not heavily involved in planning and implementing efforts with the SSP contract, Chris enjoys playing games and watching movies with his fiancé, Laura, their three children (Chase, Skylie, and Lilly), and their golden-doodle, Koda. He spends most evenings researching technology trends and furthering his technical and managerial knowledge through self-guided methods. Chris has an appreciation for bourbon and is pursuing a certification as a Bourbon Steward with the Stave and Thief Society, which is the only certification program recognized by the Kentucky Distillers Association.