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Management Team

Management TeamAubrey A. Stephenson, President & CEO
Aubreana Stephenson-Holder, COO
John Yonaitis, VP of Government Accounting
George Stephenson, Controller
William J. DiVello, Director Government Accounting
Terry Valladares, Senior Project Director
Amos C. Townsend, Director
Claude Reece, Senior Consultant



Aubrey A. Stephenson, President & CEO
Since 1990 with enactment of the CFO Act, Mr. Aubrey Stephenson has led FMS’ accounting and auditing staff in providing remedial accounting and financial management services which have assisted Federal agencies in achieving unqualified audit opinions. FMS having been awarded several competitive accounting and financial management BPAs at these Federal agencies, including DHS, DOJ and DOS, Mr. Stephenson has led the FMS’ staff in successfully providing expert technical accounting advice and assistance for the assessment of internal controls, financial management and reporting, auditing and business management support services. These services have assisted in the “clean up” of accounting data and eliminated financial deficiencies at these agencies. In order to ensure compliance at these agencies with applicable Federal accounting and financial management laws, regulations, policies and procedures, over the years, Mr. Stephenson and the FMS’ accounting staff have maintained a comprehensive working knowledge of the CFO Act, FMPM, FFMIA, IPIA, IPERA, OMB Circulars: A-50, A-123, A-127, and A-136, DHS FAA, DHS MAPG, DHS MAG, DHS ICP, GAO SIC, GAO PCIE and other federal regulatory and/or applicable laws and authoritative guidelines.

For over 35 years, Mr. Stephenson has successfully directed and managed many sizable financial management and accounting projects in the Federal government, for various local governments, and in the private sector. In particular, he has directed a team of specialists in finance, accounting, auditing, banking, government procurement, information technology, and security services at several Federal agencies—including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Services, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Over the years, as a recognition of the outstanding financial management, accounting and auditing services provided by FMS, the firm has received: U.S. Department of Justice — Attorney General Clean Audit Award; U.S. Department of Homeland Security (INS) Airline Auditor’s Award for recovery in excess of $200 (Million); U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Award for the Elimination of Financial Weaknesses; U.S. Small Business Administration: Administrator’s Award for Excellence; the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Certificate of Appreciation Award for service on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Board of Overseers. Mr. Stephenson holds a BBA (magna cum laude) Accounting; an MBA, BA in Economics; and several professional certificates in banking and finance. He has completed several years of post-graduate studies in Public Administration and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Aubreana Stephenson-Holder, COO
Aubreana Stephenson Holder received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has several Certificates from George Mason University for Government Contracting Education, Project Management, Human Resources, and Accounting Services. As COO notably, she holds the honor of being the youngest person to fill this position, which she achieved through hard work and dedication to the company’s work and philanthropic initiatives. She works with the Human Resources and Payroll Department to streamline communication regarding employee relations as well as assists in all aspects of Business Development. Along with her title of COO, Aubreana is a Project Manager for numerous projects and works hands on selecting the team for her projects. Aubreana is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, U.M. Alumni Association, and UMCP Behavioral and Social Science Alumni. She is a past member of: NAACP UMCP where she served as the Treasurer and Fundraising Chair. She serves her community through a variety of service organizations including All Shades of Pink, D.C. Central Kitchen, Casa de Maryland, and DC Summer Youth programs. Aubreana she philanthropically supports several nonprofit organizations.

John Yonaitis, VP of Government Accounting
Mr. John Yonaitis has over 35 years of extensive experience with various federal financial systems and federal financial management as a Senior federal employee, Supervisory auditor, and Supervisory consultant. Mr. Yonaitis is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Defense Financial Auditor (CDFA), Certified Internal Acquisition Auditor (CIAA), and a Certified DoD Contract Management Auditor (CCMA).

George Stephenson, Controller
Mr. George Stephenson has more than 10 years of experience with FMS as a Senior Accountant and Controller. He is responsible for leading FMS’ financial organization which includes Tax, Accounting Infrastructure, Corporate Finance, and Project Development. Mr. Stephenson oversees the company’s accounting and finance activities for both domestic and international operations. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

William J. DiVello, Director Government Accounting
Mr. DiVello has held professional and executive positions in federal and local government for over 35 years where he contributed to positive change in government operations, including the strengthening of internal control throughout the government environment. His varied experiences have included evaluating functional areas such as financial management, procurement, health care, grant management, tax, supply, police and investigative operations, logistics, information technology, security, transportation, personnel, weapon system acquisition, and foreign military sales. Mr. DiVello has represented inspector general and audit and investigative organizations for the District of Columbia Government, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Defense. He has chaired audit committees for financial statement audits, and single audits and chaired the District’s Board of Review for Anti-Deficiency Violations. He has lectured on audit and investigative practices throughout the country, to foreign delegations visiting the U.S., and to institutions of higher learning. Mr. DiVello is a Certified Inspector General (CIG) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Terry Valladares, Senior Project Director
Mr. Terry Valladares has more than 10 years of experience establishing and managing government contracts for FMS at DHHS and DOJ. Mr. Valladares is responsible for all project management, corporate marketing, business development, capture and proposal activities, and customer retention. He is experience in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practice policies and methodologies. Mr. Valladares received an MSc degree from the University of Maryland at College Park through the Graduate Fellowship Program and holds a BSc degree from McGill University where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He is a member of PMI.

Amos C. Townsend, Director
Mr. Townsend has over 33 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) management, acquisition management, human capital management, software development, telecommunications, and project management in the Federal government. His experience includes all levels of management including as a Senior Executive Service (SES) leader in delivering software for modernizing tax administration processing at the IRS and providing modernized telecommunications capabilities for the Department of the Treasury. He is an Instructor in Project Management at the Graduate School and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from ESI/George Washington University.

Claude Reece, Senior Consultant
Mr. Claude Reece has extensive private sector and government experience in managing large commercial, mortgage, and consumer credit programs, worldwide. Mr. Reece has taught courses in commercial banking, credit administration and principles of collections at the American Institute of Banking, and in commercial bank operations, bank lending, investments and business administration at Howard University. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Banking from the American Institute of Bankers, a Graduate Diploma in Bank and Financial Management from Rutgers University, a BS in Monetary Economics (with Honors) from the University of London, and Certificates in Credit Management as well as Credit and Financial Analysis.