Meet the Author

"You don't have to wait 20 years to become an executive."

April Armstrong is a leadership advisor to senior government and private sector officials. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AHA Insight, a strategic consulting firm that supports top government officials and corporate executives pioneering transformational change.

For over thirty years, April has worked extensively with senior executives from the White House, nearly every department and agency of the Executive Branch—including the U.S. Intelligence Community, and numerous private sector corporations. Her career focus has been on helping executives develop and implement solutions to problems of national significance, with an emphasis on leading complex, often ground-breaking, change that requires the support of multiple organizations. She has worked with senior leaders to help them effectively address a broad spectrum of cross-cutting issues including: information technology modernization to secure and protect the national security domain,and formulating national policy for crisis management and catastrophic disaster preparedness and response to a range of scenarios including natural disasters, pandemics, bioterrorism and the potential use of radiological detonation devices.

Prior to forming her own company, April rose through the ranks to become one of the youngest—and first female—executives at the nation’s largest employee-owned research and engineering company, which subsequently became a Fortune 500 company. 

She is an award-winning speaker, a certified executive and career coach, and expert facilitator of strategic outcomes.

April Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and French from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA; and a Master of Science degree in management information systems from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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