February 12, 2004
Victoria Haynes Appointed to Homeland Security Advisory Committee, Named 2003 Business Leader of the Year
Research Triangle Park, NC -- Tom Ridge, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has appointed RTI President Victoria Haynes to the Academe and Policy Research Senior Advisory Committee (APRSAC) of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The new committee was created to provide the HSAC with expert advice from leaders in the fields of academia, technology, and policy development.
In addition, Dr. Haynes has been named the 2003 Business Leader of the Year by Business Leader, a monthly magazine dedicated to helping businesses grow in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. She is featured on the front cover of the current issue, which was print-published in mid-January.
The publication notes that the honor has been bestowed on Dr. Haynes for the "outstanding accomplishments of RTI International under [her] leadership, its contributions to the improvement of the human condition and the positive impact it is having on the world."
In support of this, the article recounts numerous examples of RTI's success under Dr. Haynes' leadership that have contributed to the 70 percent growth in RTI's revenues. These successes include the following contracts, business accomplishments, and research activities:
- Iraq Local Governance Contract
- Ziptronix spinoff from RTI
- Information/data privacy
- National Postsecondary Student Aid Study.