March 13, 2013 -
Cross Match Technologies, Inc has announced that the Honorable W. Ross Ashley III will serve as an advisor to the company’s board of directors.
In this role, Ashley will provide strategic guidance to the company as it continues to expand its global presence into traditional and emerging markets for identity management solutions.
“We are very pleased to have Toss as a member of our strategic team,” David Buckley, Cross Match CEO said. “His extensive experience in homeland security, intelligence and defense matters will help to ensure that Cross Match continues as a leader in the biometric identity management industry and innovates solutions that keep our country prosperous and safe.”
Currently, Ashley serves as the executive director of the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) where he represents the interests of the Department of Homeland Security recognized fusion centers. He also currently serves on the board of advisors to numerous corporate clients advising in the areas of intelligence, homeland security, justice and defense.
“Ross’ expertise across the national security platforms we support will allow us to remain highly attuned to the missions of our customers and their unique needs and requirements,” Buckley said.
According to the company, Ashley was confirmed the the U.S. Senate in 2007 and served as the assistant administrator of the DHS Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), where he managed over $10 billion per year in federal assistance programs. Following inauguration, Ashley was asked to remain in the Obama Administration.