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Deborah Drake, Vice President and Chief People Officer at Noblis

Deborah Drake,

Chief People Officer,


Deborah Drake, Vice President and Chief People Officer at Noblis

Deborah Drake is vice president and chief people officer at nonprofit organization Noblis. She has been with the company since January 2020.

Drake oversees Noblis’ human resources and organizational development units, including those that are responsible for talent recruitment, rewards and employee engagement. She has over two decades of experience in handling various aspects of human resources, including recruitment, training and organizational development.

The industry veteran was the VP for human resources and talent acquisition at defense contractor ManTech before assuming her current leadership role, Noblis said.

The other positions that Drake has held include senior VP and chief human resources officer at Sotera Defense Solutions, VP and director of human resources at science and technology company Leidos and HR manager at DynCorp, which was acquired by Amentum in November 2020.

Drake holds a master’s degree in human resources from Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mary Baldwin University. She also holds a senior certified professional license from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Noblis offers various support services to clients in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement and civil sectors. Some of its support expertise are analytics and machine learning, autonomous systems, cyber and identity intelligence.

Noblis is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and has multiple offices across the U.S.

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