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SIGAda’s Officers (Executive Committee)

Here you’ll find the responsibilities and contact information for SIGAda’s officers.

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1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019
List of Officers (the Executive Committee)
and Responsibilities

Previous Administrations


John A. Hamilton, Jr.

Center for Cyber Innovation
2 Research Blvd.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: +1.662.325.2294

hamilton at


  • Represents SIGAda at the biannual ACM Business Meetings
  • Calls and presides at SIGAda Extended Executive Committee (EEC) meetings
  • Conducts SIGAda activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of ACM
  • Provides an Annual SIGAda Report
  • Manages the SIGAda Awards program
  • Leads the 4-year SIG viability review for ACM
  • Makes all appointments and fills vacancies as authorized in Bylaws

  • Vice Chair

    S. Tucker Taft

    81 Hartwell Avenue
    Suite #120
    Lexington, MA 02421
    Phone: +1.781.750.8068 x220

    taft at


  • Assists the Chair in directing the activities of SIGAda
  • Presides at meetings when the Chair is absent
  • Plans the programs for all SIGAda technical meetings
  • Coordinates and supervises all SIGAda conferences
  • Recruits the annual SIGAda conference Chair
  • Leads the conference site selection
  • Manages SIGAda outreach programs (e.g., Ada Awareness Initiative) and coordinates with local SIGAda organizations
  • Works “in cooperation with” related organizations

  • International Representative

    Dirk Craeynest

    c/o KU Leuven
    Dept. of Computer Science
    Celestijnenlaan 200-A
    B-3001 Leuven (Heverlee)

    Dirk.Craeynest at


  • Represents the interests of the international constituency of SIGAda
  • Maintains liaison with organizations outside the United States (e.g., Ada-Europe) whose concerns are within the scope of SIGAda
  • Plans (in coordination with the Vice Chair) the programs for all SIGAda technical meetings outside the United States

  • Secretary-Treasurer

    Clyde Roby

    Institute for Defense Analyses
    4850 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    Phone: +1-703-845-6666

    ClydeRoby at ACM.Org


  • Maintains the records and correspondence of SIGAda
  • Keeps and distributes the minutes of SIGAda business meetings, Follow-ups, Action Items, etc.
  • Serves as the SIGAda Information Director
  • Maintains the SIGAda Home Page and Email lists
  • Maintains and distributes a manual of all SIGAda policies and procedures
  • Manages SIGAda finances in accordance with the Financial Accountability Policy of ACM
  • Reports SIGAda financial status to the SIGAda EEC; this includes preparing the annual budget (with Chair), monitoring SIGAda disbursements from ACM for adherence to the annual budget, and preparing financial reports as required.

  • Ada Letters Editor

    Alok Srivastava

    Engility Corporation
    80 M Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    Phone: +1.202.314.1419

    Alok.Srivastava at EngilityCorp.Com or ASrivastava at Yahoo.Com


  • Publishes the newsletter
  • Implements editorial policies as determined by the Executive Committee
  • Controls newsletter costs

  • Past Chair

    David Cook

    Dept. of Computer Science
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    P.O. Box 13063
    SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, TX 75962
    Phone: +1.936.468.2508

    cookda at


  • Provides historical continuity by informing the Executive Committee on past policy and budgetary matters
  • Chairs the Nominating Committee: Responsible for nominating a propose slate of SIGAda officers
  • Chairs the Awards Committee: Responsible for selecting annual recipients for the:
    • Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions – for broad, lasting contributions to Ada technology & usage
    • ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award – for exceptional contributions to SIGAda activities and products
  • Is “All-around good guy” and mentor to Executive Committee

  • ACM Program Manager Supporting SIGAda

    Irene Frawley
    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701
    New York, NY 10121-0701
    Phone: +1.212.626.0605

    frawley at ACM.Org

    Previous Administrations

    Last Update: 28 June 2017