GCE Welcomes New Senior Operations Executive Samuel Hillmon

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Pensacola, Fla. (July 27, 2020) – Global Connections to Employment (GCE) an affiliate of Lakeview Center, Inc., recently welcomed Samuel D. Hillmon as senior operations executive overseeing the Defense Health Agency (DHA) contract for the IT line of business

Samuel will be responsible for managing and growing the Training Services line of business in both commercial and government sectors. He will work with clients, commercial business teaming partners, government agencies and others to grow business and ensure substantial employment opportunities for persons with significant disabilities.

Samuel comes to GCE from Maximus Federal Services where he served as Director of Technical Programs, Federal Health IT.  In that role, he performed P&L responsibilities for programs supporting the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  He led program management operations, IT infrastructure engineering design, cybersecurity operations, and enterprise application development and sustainment for a variety of DHA and CMS clients. He also was responsible for supporting business development efforts within both organizations.  

Hillmon is a native of Tifton, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. He also holds master’s degrees in Information Technology and in Health Care Management – both with honors – from Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia. He also holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. A 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Hillmon served as an IT Officer mostly in Asia and Europe. He is a lay Pastor at the Oakland Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia.