Mr. Mark Honecker retired as CEO of ITA International in June 2023.  He joined ITA in 2019 as President, ITA Global Security. In January 2021, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of ITA International, and later promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ITA International is a global service provider leveraging subject matter expertise, data analytics, and technology to ensure mission success for customers. Mark led a team of over 300 professionals delivering integrated customer solutions across 27 states and 6 foreign countries. Customers spanned across the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, other government agencies, and commercial industry.

Mark retired from federal service in September 2019 with 34+ years of service, with 21 years as a Senior Executive Service (SES) member. Mr. Honecker’s professional career began in 1985 as a Financial Management Intern with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller). After a variety of experiences and increasing responsibilities in the Comptroller’s office, he was selected to lead the Aviation and Weapons Division. In January 1996, Mr. Honecker was selected by the Secretary of the Navy to be part of the Department of the Navy Organization, Management, and Infrastructure Team. This senior level team was responsible for improving efficiency and effectiveness throughout the Department of the Navy. Upon completion of this two-year assignment, Mr. Honecker returned to the Comptroller’s office as the Deputy Director for Business and Civilian Resources.

In September 1998, Mr. Honecker was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and assumed duties as the Director, Shore Installation Management Division for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics). In December 1999, Mr. Honecker was selected to establish and lead the Logistics Planning and Innovation Division within the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness & Logistics). Additionally, Mr. Honecker was appointed as the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) principal executive responsible for Sea Enterprise implementation. In this capacity, he led the effort to understand and improve business operations across the Navy.

In April 2005, Mr. Honecker was selected to be the Deputy Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command in Norfolk, VA, responsible for providing leadership to over 15,000 military and civilian personnel located in over 20 countries, supporting 290 ships and approximately 900,000 computer network users, all globally dispersed. In this position, he was responsible for Navy network operations and defense, space operations, and Information Operations.

In May 2006, Mr. Honecker was selected to be the Executive Director/Chief of Staff U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk VA, responsible for generating ready Navy forces for global employment; ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations of the Fleet; providing operational and planning support for all Combatant Commanders; delivering Maritime Homeland Security as the Navy component to US Northern Command; running the “business of the Fleet”, and advising CNO on current and future capabilities and needs of the Navy. In December 2016, Mr. Honecker was appointed additional duties as the CNO’s Senior Navy Civilian developing succession plans and managing talent for the CNO’s Senior Civilian Cadre.

Mr. Honecker holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA).  Additionally, he has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program in Foreign Politics, International Relations, and National Security and is a 2009 graduate of the Hampton Roads CIVIC Leadership Institute.

His government awards include four Presidential Rank Awards under four different Presidents and both the DoD and DoN Distinguished Civilian Service award.  Additionally, he earned two Department of the Navy e-Gov Awards.

Mark is the Chairman of Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium (MISTIC) Executive Committee. He also currently serves on the Nauticus Foundation Board Executive Committee, Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies Board, and the Commissioning Committee for PCU John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). He is a past member of Hampton Roads Military Federal Facilities Alliance (HRMFFA) and the Navy Federal Credit Union Supervisory committee.