GSN’s first contract in 1999 was supporting the Army’s 1st Infantry Division’s training mission at Fort Riley Kansas, and we soon expanded our contract offerings by winning major contracts supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA, DOD, and State Department.
For +20 years we have provided complex customer solutions, while providing a challenging and dynamic workplace for our valued employees. In our longest-running customer support effort, since 2001 we have supported NIH in their mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
GSN is proud of our past but it is our daily achievement of excellent customer service that is our daily focus!
Mr. Ronald Newlan – President and Founder
Ronald Newlan, President of GSN, has over 40 years of hands-on experience as a principle-driven leader, efficient and effective team manager and builder, and as a decisive negotiator who takes personal interest in the well-being of his team as well as his clients. Currently responsible for all aspects of GSN executive management including finance and accounting.
Prior to founding GSN, Mr. Newlan founded RCI, a technical services firm that he successfully led to become the 54th largest information technology prime contractor with the Federal Government in 1998. Upon founding RCI, Mr. Newlan immediately began to grow and diversify the firm by focusing on quality service to one customer at a time – a principle he values to this day. Mr. Newlan led the firm to win a Department of Defense contract valued at up to $750 million over five years, won a U.S. Postal Service contract valued at $137 million over five years and closed 1998 with record-breaking earnings, revenues, bookings and backlog. Today Mr. Newlan strives to use his expertise and experience gained since 1977 to ensure GSN exceeds each customer’s expectation.
Our Leadership Team:
Mr. Mark Newlan – Vice President
As the Vice President of GSN, Mark Newlan is responsible for the total operations, management, business development, continuance and oversight of the firm. Since 2004, he has served in this capacity, overseeing the overall success of GSN’s operations and services to all of our customers.
At GSN, Mr. Newlan has successfully managed support to NIH, State Department, USDA, Department of Justice, Army, and Navy. He received his MBA from the University of Maryland’s R.H. Smith School of Business and his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Timothy Horner – Director of Operations
Timothy Horner serves as the Director of Operations for GSN. He has served in this capacity since 2012. Mr. Horner has experience managing several large federal contracts for GSN, including multiple IDIQ contracts with NIH and the State Department. Mr. Horner handles GSN’s day-to-day operations, employee relations, recruitment, customer relationship management and business development. He received his MBA in 2013 from the University of Maryland’s R.H. Smith School of Business and his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Saint Vincent College.
Dr. Nuria AbdulSabur – Scientific Manager
Nuria AbdulSabur joined the GSN team in 2016 as the Scientific Recruiter/Manager. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Colgate University, and she obtained her PhD in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has over 12 years of research experience, including almost seven years as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While at the NIH, Dr. AbdulSabur’s research involved using multiple neuroimaging techniques to explore the relationship between the brain and language. Now she helps GSN achieve its mission to provide biomedical research support to government clients.