Director, Projects, North Carolina
With over 40 years of experience in engineering, management and leadership, Vance Holt’s diverse background provides him with unique perspectives on leadership and problem solving. His career has taken dual paths: one in the civilian sector and the other in the military.
Vance graduated from N. C. State University with a BS and Master’s in civil/environmental engineering. Upon graduation, he was also commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army and joined the N. C. National Guard. Vance took advantage of leadership training and experience from the military and applied it to his civilian career in engineering. At mid-career, he earned an MBA degree from Wake Forest University, and later, he was selected to attend the U. S. Army War College and earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree. He served on active duty in the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and retired with 30 years of service as a Colonel. Upon retirement from the Guard, the Governor of North Carolina awarded Vance with membership into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for outstanding service to the state.
Throughout his dual career, Vance has been assigned to positions of greater responsibility and leadership. As a professional engineer, he’s served as a discipline lead, project engineer, project manager and quality manager. His goal is to provide exceptional client service and to become a trusted adviser, with the belief that ITAC and the client should be bound together to achieve mutual success.
Vance has a leadership style of team-building and empowering people to reach their fullest potential. As the ITAC Director of Projects, he encourages his project managers and teams to stay focused on what is important to the client and to emphasize a team approach to solutions that include the client, ITAC and all others needed for client success. With his background, experience and training, Vance ensures that the big picture is always top of mind, and he’s a valuable asset to any project team.