Who We Are
People First. Mission Always.
Who We Are
Meet the Founder & CEO
Chris Newton, the Founder and CEO of Global Dimensions, has a 34+ year Army career as a seasoned Chief Intelligence Analyst. He has served in multiple operations, to include Desert Storm, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Resolute Support. As a Chief Intelligence Analyst, he contributed to key missions, including real-time mission support to the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Ground Intelligence Center, Military Intelligence Readiness Command, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, and various other subordinate units and commands. With over 20 years in federal contracting, he has served as a senior manager in most headquarter positions, to include Executive Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Program Management, Recruiting, Finance, Quality Control, and Personnel Security. In addition to his professional accomplishments, personally Mr. Newton continues to support programs for at risk youth, and has been involved with various self-funded missions to Tecate, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, providing humanitarian assistance to local orphanages.
V.P. of Operations
Jeff Mitchell, PMP has over 30 years’ management experience in both the public and private sectors. He served 32 years in multiple operations and leadership assignments in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve to include commanding approximately 1,800 military intelligence linguist soldiers across the country. He also served as the Army National Guard’s Senior Intelligence Officer and directly supported the Joint Chiefs of Staff Director for Intelligence as commander of the Joint Reserve Intelligence Unit. He holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology / Training Development and has worked as an instructional designer, training manager, instructional design consultant, and Learning Management System designer.
V.P. for Intelligence
Jim Noone recently retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency as an SES 2. He began his 41-year DoD career as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Senior Executive assignments include leading DIA’s Office for International Partner Engagement, 2016 Presidential Transition Team, Middle East-North Africa Office, Military Infrastructure Office, European Office (during the Balkan wars) and OSINT Office. In 2005-6, Jim led a 1200-person document exploitation facility in the Persian Gulf. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College. He also serves as Global’s Quality Assurance Manager and is an ITAR Empowered Official. Jim has a truly global focus and has visited 44 countries and 42 states.
V.P. for Intelligence
Tom Downing has been engaged in Public Sector business development since 1998, working primarily with the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community to provide professional services. He has lead business capture for Language, Intelligence, Cyber Security, IT, and Logistics activities that support both CONUS and OCONUS opportunities. He also has extensive experience recruiting and prides himself in being able to find those “purple unicorns”. His unique ability to connect with people and identify ways to work together has led to the growth of Global Dimensions as a diverse and stable federal contractor.
V.P. of Contracts
Myriah Denk is the Vice President of Contracts overseeing all of Global Dimensions’ corporate contracts, subcontracts, purchasing operations and is responsible for all domestic and international contracting and procurement policy, process, operations, and compliance. She serves as the company’s principal representative to industry and government regarding acquisition policy matters. Myriah is an accomplished leader with not only broad experience in the fields of compliance, procurement, and contracts, but possesses in-depth knowledge of operations, strategy, and business development as well. Myriah has served in numerous contracting and acquisition positions of increasing responsibility at Fortune 500 companies within the aerospace, research and development, and defense industry. Myriah brings over 24 years of professional government contracts experience to Global Dimensions. She is a former Active-Duty US Marine Corps Contracting Officer, serving for 10 years domestically and abroad. She has led international efforts on procurement reform, financial management reform, policy formulation, as well as process reengineering efforts in developing countries. She has experience in more than 65 countries and is an expert in federal compliance, procurement, contracts, change management and negotiations. Ms. Denk is DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting. She holds her Certified Federal Contract Management certification from the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), as well as a bachelor’s of business administration from Campbell University.
Facility Security Officer
DeAnna Lewis-Bennett is responsible for the strategic growth and execution of Global Dimensions’ National Industrial Security Programs, supporting the U.S. Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. DeAnna joined Global Dimension in 2019, having previously served for over two decades as the Facility Security Officer for multiple Fortune 500 companies and as a Security Manager for the Department of State’s Embassy Upgrade Program. DeAnna began her career as U.S. Army Military Police Personnel assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters – Military District of Washington, assignments included The Pentagon, Fort Myer, Virginia and Fort McNair, Washington D.C. Her military service also included deployments to the Asia Pacific and Middle East Regions. DeAnna is a member of the Quantico Industrial Security Council and theNational Classification Management Society. She has served as an Assistant Professor, advisor, and mentor at American Public University Business School. DeAnna holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the American Military University.
Director of Programs
Tom Brown, PMP, has over 40 years’ experience in military and contracting services. He served over 28 years in the US Air Force participating in multiple Joint and Service Headquarters and Operational assignments, including Security Assistance, He held multiple command leadership assignments. He closed his military career as the HQ United States Air Forces in Europe, Deputy Director, Communications and Information Technology. He has 14 years’ contract program management experience including extensive experience in European Operations. He served in Alaska, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, and the Balkans; and supported multiple Northern Pacific, Eastern European, Balkan, SWA, and South Atlantic operations.
Unsurpassed focus on quality of personnel and mission performance. Hire right the first time and invest in retention. Full Quality control and assurance at the localized level and from headquarters’ executive senior leadership.
Knowing moral principles and conducting actions, activities, and missions with a foundation on these principles.
Exercising the strongest moral principles is paramount, and grounded in honor.
Fluid, complete, and honest communications throughout mission performance. Pre-emptive risk mitigation and response.
Devotion and faithfulness to the nation, our customers, and the care and concern of our employees and their families.
Providing our customers and employees our unwavering assurance that we will not only succeed, but go above and beyond the call of duty in every instance to give them the best experience and results possible.
Confidence and courage to always be forward-thinking to growth, strategic planning, innovation, mission adaptation, and success.
Fairness in equal opportunity, without favoritism or discrimination in all aspects of our organization, and integrating this into the service to our customers, hiring practices, policies/procedures, and into our treatment of employees.
Inspiring a unifying perspective with equal opportunity for growth, where everyone feels indispensable, important, and part of the team.
Global Dimensions Is Committed to YOU.