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Alion Science and Technology Names Mark Gerencser to Board of Directors

McLean, VA – April 7, 2016 – Alion Science and Technology, an engineering, technology and operational solutions company, today announced the appointment of Mark Gerencser to its board of directors. Mr. Gerencser’s expertise in the federal solutions and technology industry will be beneficial to Alion’s customer base and corporate strategy.

Mr. Gerencser spent 31 years with Booz Allen Hamilton through his retirement in July 2013. During that time, he served six terms on its board of directors and also led the company’s efforts to build several businesses in National Security, Cyber, Energy and Commercial Markets. Since his retirement, Mr. Gerencser venture funded three start-ups: PC services company CyberSpa, infrastructure innovation company Multi-Flex Pipe Systems, and internet of things (IOT) security company Welbeck Connect. He serves as an independent director on the boards of Sotera Defense Solutions and Orion System Integrators and serves as chairman of the board of visitors at University of Maryland, University College, where he earned a graduate degree in technology management. In addition, he is a member of the National Security Agency Advisory Board (NSAAB) Emerging Technologies Panel.

Mr. Gerencser is also the co-author of the best-selling book “Megacommunities,” in which he prescribes that public, private and civil sector leaders solve the world’s most pressing problems by working collaboratively.

Bahman Atefi, CEO of Alion, welcomed Mr. Gerencser’s expertise, saying, “Alion is well-positioned to continue our successful track record, both by focusing on the high level of services that we provide while also expanding our capabilities across the entire federal government. Mark’s experience and insights are a perfect match for our vision of the company’s future, and we are delighted that he will be contributing to Alion’s business strategy.”

“Alion is at an exciting point in its history,” said Mr. Gerencser. “The company is highly regarded for its engineering and technical capabilities, and that’s reflected in its performance. I am excited to be part of Alion’s next chapter, to build an even greater company that continues to solve its customers’ toughest challenges.”