Program Managers

Brian Coyle

Brian supports and oversees multiple U.S. Department of the State (DOS) nation-building and other internal stability initiatives. He brings nearly two decades of operational leadership successes in a variety of global enterprises, including multiple infantry combat tours. Brian has held key leadership positions in a wide range of military, government and commercial including multi-million dollar entities. In these capacities, he successfully planned, coordinated, and led complex world-wide engagements employing human capital, information technology, deployment and redeployment, logistical and sustainment, and defense linguist solutions to geographically dispersed organizations and end-users, often in remote and austere locations. Throughout his career, Brian has served in and successfully led military and civilian entities that were essential to the accomplishment of key U.S. and Coalition objectives in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan, as well as earlier Global War on Terror engagements.

Karl Freerks

Karl started with VISTA in 2007 as a Senior Consultant and was promoted to Program Manager in 2010. In this role, Karl leads dynamic teams of talented analysts, programmers, and subject matter experts, contributing to the successful management and execution of various large contracts, including Real Property and Planning Analysis (RPLANS) and Military Construction (MILCON). Prior to VISTA, Karl had a distinguished 25 year career as a U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Officer and civilian consultant. Karl is a Professional Engineer (PE) and received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota; and his Master of Science degree from Embry-Riddle University.

Sunil Kaushal

Sunil has had many roles since he started with VISTA in 1994. His valuable expertise brought him to his most current role as Technical Director in 2011. Sunil provides technical leadership on large projects and serves as lead architect for many implementations, product customizations, and upgrades. His specialties include software application requirements, design and development, databases and reporting, IT infrastructure maintenance & support; vendor relationship management, risk management, compliance, process and performance improvement. Sunil received his Bachelor’s degree from University of New Delhi; a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland; and an M.B.A. from University of Maryland.

Erin Knight

Erin serves as the Library Manager at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Erin and her team of information professionals are responsible for all library services including reference, document delivery, and training. The library is also responsible for many knowledge management projects. Erin has over 22 years of experience in scientific and technical libraries and especially enjoys working with people to help them quickly find the information they need. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master’s of Library Science degree from The Catholic University of America.

Wayne Lockley

Wayne is a Program Manager and oversees several of our Navy contracts that involve Engineering, Acquisition, Logistics, Base Operations, and Administrative Support. He has been in this role for the company since 2009. Prior to this he worked at ManTech as a Program Manager overseeing Systems Safety Engineering. In this role he applied detailed knowledge of system safety engineering principles and procedures in the design, development, implementation, test, and evaluation of aircraft, weapons, systems, and aircraft support equipment to identify hazards. His extensive aviation knowledge also led him to serve as the Aviation Safety Manager for the VH-71A Presidential Helicopter program. Wayne served as an Officer in the Navy for 23 years serving tours with the Army, Air Force and Marine Corp. His assignments include Aviation/Avionics Division officer, Aircraft Division Officer, HRM officer Assistant, Maintenance officer, Executive Officer, Tanker Team Chief, and Aviation Safety Office while at NAS Patuxent River, MD. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aeronautical Technology from Parks College of St. Louis University.

John Markatos

John is a Project Management Professional (PMP) specializing in real property asset management, data analysis, business process improvement, and end user training and support. Currently he leads the Facility Assessment Support (FAS) team in the analysis of facility and infrastructure requirements, conditions, and costs at Army installations worldwide. John’s experience since joining VISTA in 2001 includes the Army’s Real Property Planning and Analysis System (RPLANS), Federal Real Property Asset Management Planning, the Federal Real Property Profile, and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy from the U.S. Military Academy; and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri.

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