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Darby Bade

Vice President, EPA Business Area Lead and Executive Lead for GDIT’s Climate Change Initiatives
Darby Chellis Bade is the GDIT Vice President for the EPA Business Area Lead and Executive Lead for GDIT’s Climate Change Initiatives.  In this capacity she is responsible for the overall successful program and financial execution of nearly 20 programs.  She is also responsible for coordinating and implementing internal and external climate change initiatives within GDIT and with customers.  Darby leads the successful delivery of product deliverables including the identification of innovative ways to meet customer requirements, developing and maintaining customer and partner relationships, supporting the development and growth of over 500 staff, and working closely with internal and external partners.  Darby has worked for GDIT for 25 years working for the Marasco Newton Group, SRA, CSRA, and now GDIT.
Darby is a 2020 graduate of the ACT IAC Partners Program, is an ACT IAC Fellow, and is a graduate of the GDIT Executive Leadership Program. Darby holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from American University in Washington DC, an M.S. in Management Information Systems from University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and is PMP certified. She serves on the board of the Nature Generation and is a member of the National Green Earth Book Awards (GEBA) selection committee, supports several GDIT charitable initiatives, and is very active mom of three, supporting activities and organizations within her community. She, along with her daughter, recently presented the 2021 National GEBA Picture Book Award at the National EnviroKids Literary Festival.