Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jan Adams held the rank of Chief Master Sergeant before retiring from the United States Air Force, after 24 years of outstanding service. She founded JMA Solutions in 2005 and has grown the company through hiring outstanding staff who assist the Federal Aviation Administration and other clients in the areas of program and project management, air traffic management, engineering services, cybersecurity, and more. She currently has 170 full-time employees and over 40 percent of her management team are prior military.
Ms. Adams is very active in the community. She serves as a board member for NFL Buffalo Bills Corner Back, Josh Norman’s Starz24 charity organization, the Mamie Mallory Education and Scholarship Foundation, the African American Civil War Memorial Foundation, and is an Honorary Board Member of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund.
She is a member of the Air Traffic Control Association, the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Club of Washington, the Nominating Committee for the Arena Stage Theater’s Board of Directors, the University of the District of Columbia’s Foundation, Inc., and a former trustee of the District of Columbia’s Retirement Board. In addition, Ms. Adams also serves as a coach and mentor for the Babson College Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program and is a corporate partner of the D.C. Adopt-a-School program.
Under her leadership, JMA Solutions has won numerous awards that include INC. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Award, The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for the D.C. area, and the Disabled American Veterans’ Small Employer of the Year Award.
In addition, JMA has been ranked at #21 for the Largest Women-Owned Business in D.C. and ranked at #18 for the Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in D.C. Ms. Adams was profiled in O, The Oprah Magazine (2018), Entrepreneur Magazine (2018), Forbes Magazine (2016) and is also an original corporate contributor to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
In November, Ms. Adams was the recipient of the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Choice Award. In October 2020, she received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In April 2019, she was inducted into the Washington, DC Hall of Fame for her dedication and outstanding contributions to the D.C. business community.
Ms. Adams is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force. She is the mother of two, grandmother of seven and great grandmother of eight.
Avis Dillard-Bullock, PMP
Chief Operating Officer
Avis Dillard-Bullock, Chief Operating Officer for JMA Solutions, retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) after 28 years of outstanding service. She has more than 20 years experience in project and program management, leadership and process improvement. She directs JMA Solutions’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), State Department, and other contracts, and manages program groups including more than 135 employees and numerous subcontractors.
Previously she held strategic level leadership positions for the United States Air Force as the senior advisor to the Air Force Judge Advocate General, the Air Force Claims Service Center, led a regional office for the USAF Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and served as Operations and Program Manager at USAF Langley.
She hold a MS in Divinity from Howard University, a BS in Business and Management from the University of Maryland University College, a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Arnie Selnick, PMP, CISM
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
As Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Arnie Selnick plays a key role in developing and executing the company’s strategic objectives. His duties include developing new services and identifying and developing new markets.
Arnie is a former military officer, having served 20 years in the US Navy and Naval Reserves as a Naval Flight Officer. He has extensive experience in government project management and business development. He was previously JMA’s Director of Engineering Services, where he managed a portfolio of contracts including JMA’s largest, supporting the Decision Support Services (DSS) division of the FAA. Arnie also managed JMA's contracts supporting the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration and Safety project and the Future Flight Services program.
Arnie earned a BS in Mathematics from Penn State University, an MS in Engineering Management (focusing on Network Security) from George Washington University, and an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, CA. In addition, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Marcy J. Bettis, PMP
Vice President, Engineering Services
Marcy Bettis brings to JMA Solutions more than 17 years of experience supporting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs. She also has significant experience supporting other Government agencies. As Vice President of Engineering Services, Marcy manages JMA's FAA contracts supporting the 3T Portfolio (Time Based Flow Management (TBFM), Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM), and Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS), and a research and development (R&D) Human Factors program. Additionally, she oversees JMA's contract supporting the NAS Defense Program (NDP), which provides nationwide operational and maintenance support of the Long Range Radars (LRR) and Voice Radio Communication (VRC) systems to the Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Before joining JMA Solutions, Marcy provided system engineering site support and deployment to the FAA on three major air traffic control systems; subcontract management for one major air traffic control system, project management support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Census Bureau and the Long Island Power Authority for Lockheed Martin. Additionally, she spent five years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where she provided test and integration support to the FAA on three major air traffic control systems.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Aviation, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations v3, and is a Certified Manager, certified by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM).
Anthony Tisdall, President of JMA Solutions, has over 40 years of experience in numerous executive leadership and Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Flow Management positions.
As President, Tony is responsible for managing JMA's day-to-day operations, including implementing JMA's strategy and vision, enhancing JMA's internal business structure, and managing the company's budget and finances.
Mr. Tisdall previously served as the Sr. VP of Global Affairs and Aviation Solutions. As a member of JMA's leadership team, he played an integral role in managing the company's organizational structure, providing executive oversight to internal initiatives, in addition to expanding JMA's international footprint.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Tisdall worked at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Warrenton, VA, as the Air Traffic Manager. In his position, he led the Command Center's National Airspace System's (NAS) Vision initiative and worked closely with other ATO organizations, the military, and industry leadership to safely and efficiently integrate emerging technologies into the NAS.
Mr. Tisdall is a member of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and the Civil Air Navigation Service Organization (CANSO). Within CANSO, he serves as a subject matter expert on several international task force and workgroups. He also serves as a representative of JMA Solutions on the DC Chamber of Commerce Government and International Committees. In 2015, Mr. Tisdall received ATCA's Chairman's Citation of Merit Award, Special Service Award, and many other awards and commendations.
He is a graduate of La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In his free time, Mr. Tisdall enjoys spending time with his family and rooting on his favorite sports team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Vice President, Information Technology
Abel has more than 18 years of experience in information technology, local and wide area network design, audio and video communication, information assurance and data management, and Government program and project management. He also provides support to the Federal Aviation Administration's Decision Support Services Program Office, and has supported the FAA Aeronautical Information Management Modernization (AIMM) lab.
Abel holds an MS degree in Healthcare Administration and a Master's Certificate in Project Management. He is also certified by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC).