Clifford M. Kendall, formally Chairman of the VSE Corporation, graduated from the University of Maryland, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance. After graduation, he received an ROTC commission and served in the Air Force. Mr. Kendall earned his MBA at George Washington University. Prior to the founding of CDSI, his career included positions with Washington Gas Light Company, American University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. Mr. Kendall currently serves on the corporate boards of VSE Corporation, I360, Inc. and Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd. He previously served on the board of directors of Washington Real Estate Trust, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (CDSI merged with ACS in December 1977), and was Chairman of the Board of On-Site Sourcing, Inc.
Mr. Kendall is a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland and has been active in the business community. He is Past Chairman of The Technology Council of Maryland. He served as Chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Chairman of the Montgomery/Prince Georges County CEO Roundtable, and was President of the Montgomery County Education Connection. Mr. Kendall has also served as a member of the board of the Maryland Economic Development Commission.
Currently, Mr. Kendall is devoting a great deal of his time and energy to higher education. He is a member of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation Board and the University System of Maryland Foundation Board. He is also on the AGB’s (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges) Board of Directors and the Wesley Theological Seminary Board of Governors. Previously, Mr. Kendall served on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University and successfully chaired a fundraising effort to build a new building for the GWU School of Business. Mr. Kendall was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University teaching in their MBA program and served on the Board of the Universities at Shady Grove. He also previously served as director of the Montgomery County Community Foundation, which he founded and chaired. Mr. Kendall was the chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents for eight out of the ten years he served on the board.