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CEO Named to NDIA Board of Directors


ACT I CEO Michael Niggel has been appointed to serve on the National Defense Industrial Association’s Board of Directors. Niggel will serve a six-year term on the board of the Virginia-based defense industry association.

A long-time leader in the professional service sector and tireless advocate on issues affecting the defense industrial base, Niggel has long been an active lifetime member of NDIA, where he previously served on Executive Committee of the NDIA International Division.

As ACT I CEO, Niggel sets the firm’s strategic direction, leading enterprise growth initiatives, overseeing successful delivery of ACT I programs, and guiding enterprise value, governance, and employee satisfaction. He also directs the firm’s Joint Venture Partnerships to ensure customer satisfaction.

He is also a member of the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute’s National Leadership Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. He is a Board Advisor to the Association of Enterprise Growth (AEG), the Cyber Bytes Foundation, and is a member of the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF). His legacy of work with ACT I is featured in the recently released book, The American Entrepreneur.

In releasing the appointment, NDIA President and CEO Hawk Carlisle stated, “We are grateful that these talented, seasoned professionals will share their time with NDIA. Having such a deep knowledge bank helps us ensure our mission will sustain and be successful while providing the best in capabilities to our warfighters and maintaining a robust defense industrial base.”

About NDIA
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training, and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations, and events. For more information, visit