Dave Johnson is a Class of 1985 graduate of Texas A&M University and was commissioned that same year as a Field Artillery officer into the U.S. Army. He served tours of duty at Ft. Hood, Texas; Ft. Sill, OK; Baumholder, GE; and Redstone Arsenal, AL. He deployed to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the Tiger Brigade as the Fire Support Officer (FSO) for Task Force 3/41 Infantry where he was decorated for valor. His service included 12 years as Army Acquisition officer developing requirements for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), serving as an Assistant PM in the Army TACMS/BAT Project Office, serving as a Test Division Chief at the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, as an Assistant PM in the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Office and culminating in his tenure as the Product Manager for the Army's Tactical Operations Centers Program. Following his 22 year Army career Dave assumed a position in the defense industry, developing and leading new business ventures in Army and Missile Defense Agency programs. He is a founding Principal at Banner Defense, and serves as President. He also serves on the board of directors of the Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama, the board of directors of the Riley Behavioral and Educational Center, the Executive Board of the North Alabama Chapter of the U.S. Field Artillery Association, and is a servant leader at Asbury United Methodist Church in Madison, AL.
Todd Steigerwald is responsible for the financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans and directing staff. He possesses a wide range of government contract and acquisition experience and has supported numerous DoD and NASA programs. Todd has extensive corporate experience; over the past 35 years he has held executive leadership positions with defense contractors both large and small, and he has worked to build numerous local startup companies such as Miltec, Venturi and others. He is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager by the National Contract Management Association and is a graduate of Huntsville/Madison County’s Leadership Program (Class 22). Todd holds a certification in Government Contracts & Acquisition, undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Education. A 58 year resident of the city of Huntsville and a USAF veteran, he takes an active role in supporting the Huntsville community and serves on the board of directors of the Riley Center, an education and treatment center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and as former Executive Director for Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Health Center’s Huntsville Operations.