Aptima’s New Senior Vice President
Aptima Promotes Matt Puglisi to Senior Vice President
Company’s policy of ‘promotion from within’ recognizes technical expertise, professional accomplishment, and corporate knowledge
Woburn, MA, January 16, 2012 – Aptima, Inc., the human-centered R&D company that applies expertise in the disciplines of how humans think, learn, and behave to solve challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Defense, announced today the promotion of Matt Puglisi to Senior Vice President.
Mr. Puglisi joined the company in 2005 as a Manager. Most recently, he served as Vice President, overseeing a portfolio of work that includes the U.S. Marine Corps and the Office of Naval Research. He has expertise in military and health care policy, and the health effects of military service. He has represented membership and trade associations before Congress and the Executive branch, and has served on expert panels convened by the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Puglisi served as an artillery forward observer for the First Battalion, Eighth Marines during Operation Desert Storm and commanded Battery G, Third Battalion, Fourteenth Marines. His personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Prior to joining Aptima, Mr. Puglisi worked for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he analyzed and published reports and Congressional testimony describing private health insurance plans, and the change in prescription drug prices.
Mr. Puglisi recently received Aptima’s 2011 Mentor of the Year Award in recognition of his efforts to pro-actively develop other employees, and his genuine commitment to the growth, development, and cultural integration of new employees within the company’s organization.
Mr. Puglisi holds a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Siena College. He is a member of the Marine Corps Association, and the Naval Institute.