Outside Directors

Vice Admiral Thomas R. Wilson, Chairman of the Board, served for nearly 34 years in the U.S. Navy, with his last position as Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), a combat support agency with some 9,000 military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide. In that position, he served concurrently as Manager of the General Defense Intelligence Program, overseeing the planning, programming and budgeting functions for military service and combatant command intelligence centers and staffs. He also served as Director of Intelligence, U.S. Atlantic Command; Vice Director for Intelligence, the Joint Staff; Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support; and Director for Intelligence, the Joint Staff. Among his many awards, Admiral Wilson received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and Navy Distinguished Service Medal. After retiring from the US Navy, VADM Wilson worked with Alliant Techsystems, Inc., eventually serving as President of the ATK Precision Systems Group.

Barbara McNamara reached the highest civilian position at the National Security Agency (NSA) when she was named Agency’s Deputy Director, becoming the second woman to attain this position. Beginning her 40-year career at the NSA as a Chinese linguist, Ms. McNamara held a variety of management and leadership positions, culminating with her appointment as Deputy Director. Ms. McNamara brings in-depth technical knowledge to the issues of intelligence analysis. She has overseen the entire intelligence production process from acquiring original source material, through the technical processing of the data, to the production of material that personnel provide to Agency customers. She has received several prestigious awards, including the Intelligence Community’s highest award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Since retiring from government service, Ms. McNamara has served on a number of Corporate Boards, including CACI, Detica (acquired by BAE Systems), MorphoTrust and SignalScape.

Michael Decker recently served as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight, the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense for the independent oversight of all intelligence, counterintelligence, and intelligence-related activities in the Department of Defense. Prior to his appointment as ATSD (IO), he served as Director and Assistant Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps, where he provided professional intelligence management and policy support in the conduct of all aspects of Marine Corps intelligence, including all-source analysis, geospatial intelligence, signals intelligence, security, and counterintelligence/human intelligence activities within the Marine Corps, Defense, and National Intelligence Communities. He also served as the USMC MIP and NIP program manager, as well as managing the intelligence workforce and foreign language programs. During this assignment he received the Defense Intelligence Director’s Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. As a Marine Corps infantry officer he deployed to Beirut, Lebanon as part of a Multinational Peacekeeping Force and to Saudi Arabia as a senior intelligence analyst and theater intelligence planner for Marine Forces Central Command during Operation Desert Storm, for which he received the Bronze Star Medal. He works today as a senior fellow and researcher at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, managing national security research projects.

Inside Directors

Kathleen Bostick is Executive Vice President of SDL PLC’s North America business, managing a team of operations, sales, professional services and customer success leaders who are focused on helping global companies deliver world-class digital experiences to their customers. For more than 20 years, Kathleen has worked with hundreds of top brands in high-tech, financial services, government, life sciences, retail, online media, travel and more. She has seen firsthand the critical role global content plays in today’s competitive landscape and uses this understanding to help SDL PLC customers accelerate time-to-market and increase global market share. Kathleen has an MBA in marketing and is a highly respected speaker and published co-author on topics such as global business strategy and global social media.

Thomas Labarthe joined SDL as EVP of Business and Corporate Development in July 2016 and is responsible for creating and executing strategies to accelerate business growth, incubating innovative projects across the product portfolio and delivering new revenue for SDL. Thomas has extensive experience in Software, and has held several leadership positions ranging from Sales to General Management at Alcatel-Lucent and Lookout. Throughout his career, he has lived and worked in five countries and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. His deep understanding of cultural nuances enabled him to build an extensive network of the most influential Tech leaders across the US, Europe, and Latin America