President, CEO, and Board Director
Zachary “Zach” Parker has served as DLH’s president, chief executive officer, and board director since 2010. Mr. Parker has spearheaded three strategic acquisitions during his tenure, expanding DLH’s service portfolio to include a broader range of technology-enabled Federal services and public health capabilities through the integration of Danya International, Inc. in 2016, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. in 2019, and Irving Burton Associates, LLC in 2020.
Prior to joining DLH, Mr. Parker held leadership roles within Northrop Grumman Corporation, VT Group, GE Government Services (now Lockheed Martin), and VSE Corporation. He has served on the boards of various joint ventures, companies, and associations. He is active in both professional and community associations, having served as co-chair of the Department of Defense/Industry Partnership Executive Council, and as a committee leader with National Defense Industry Association and the American Society of Naval Engineers. He is an active member of the Washington, D.C.-based Professional Services Council, the Government Affairs Council, and the Veteran Affairs Task Force. He has implemented initiatives with both the House and Senate Armed Services Committee. In 2002, Mr. Parker received the honor of congressional “Business Man of the Year.” In 2007, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., inducted him into the organization. He remains active in various “Hope for the Warrior” mentoring programs.
Mr. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Behavioral Sciences from California State University Northridge in 1979, specializing in Human Factors Engineering with a minor in Statistics. He has completed post-graduate studies. Mr. Parker and his wife, Jackie, reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and have six children.