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Mr. Bud Harrell is a Director at SAP National Security Services, an independent U.S.-based arm of SAP (the third largest software company in the world) that provides enterprise technology solutions to support national security stakeholders. Mr. Harrell has more than twenty-eight years of leadership experience in business transformation and innovation, program management, strategic planning, systems engineering, mission support, and enterprise-level technology integration for Fortune 500 clients, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Intelligence Community (IC). He is adept at managing complex, multi-million-dollar engagements, providing thought leadership, advising senior executives, successfully leading cross-domain teams in the support of tactical operations, and leading the implementation of large-scale business and technology solutions.
Mr. Harrell began his career as a Communications Officer in the United States Army. While on active duty, he served as a tactical communications platoon leader in the 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Korea. He also served as an assistant operations officer in the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge. Mr. Harrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Virginia. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).