Soundway Leadership

DIANE HAHN BELLEGARDE

PRESIDENT & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Diane brings more than 25 years of government service experience that spans the entire IT lifecycle — as both a member of the US Army and as a government contractor — supporting the DoD, IC, and Federal Government. Prior to SoundWay Diane was Vice President & COO at Worldwide Information Network Systems (WINS; now a ManTech subsidiary), and a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Her military assignments include the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the US Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) – now US Army Human Resources Command. Diane is a service-disabled veteran who served 11 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She holds a Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University and ESI, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Management Systems from Strayer University where she graduated Cum Laude. Diane is a lifetime Northern-Virginia Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association’s (AFCEA NOVA) member and has supported and held various Committee positions including: Women in Northern-Virginia-AFCEA (WIN); Military & Government Transition Panel; and the Small Business Committee. She was a 2015 SmartCEO Magazine Brava Award winner.

PAUL BELLEGARDE

GENERAL COUNSEL & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Paul is a licensed lawyer (VA, MD and DC), law instructor, published author, Virginia State Bar official, and public speaker, with over 30 years of professional experience in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and Washington-Area markets. Prior to joining SoundWay, his experience included Law Partner at a large, local law firm, and as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Counsel for a large locally-based real estate services firm. As EVP he was responsible for the company’s commercial real estate management and brokerage activities, as well as all legal operations; the company’s management and leasing portfolio comprised over 100 properties in the greater Washington metropolitan area with an aggregate property value of over $3 billion, and employed over 600 combined personnel at its company headquarters and in the field. Paul brings big-business fiscal and legal acumen and practice to SoundWay. Paul earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University; and he received his Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

CARTER SCHOENBERG

VICE PRESIDENT & Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Carter is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) & Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Board (AB) Registered Practitioner (RP) with over 23 years of government, commercial, & law enforcement experience in cybersecurity, cyber threat intelligence, cyber law, criminal investigations, and risk management. Over the years Carter’s worked for the DoD, DHS, Department of Education (DOE), Georgia Bar Association for Continuing Learning Education (CLE), and Smart Cities; many of his products still being actively used.  He is a frequent invited guest speaker at Government and industry events for his cybersecurity expertise,  including: WASHINGTON CYBER ROUNDTABLE,  NORTHER VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NVTC), and SMART CITIES CYBERSECURITY SYMPOSIUM.  He’s published and contributed to many published works on Cybersecurity, such as:  HOW TO IMPROVE CYBERSECURITY THROUGH ACQUISITION. CYBER DATA BREACH LIABILITY INSURANCE: PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS & OUR NATION, and recently co-authored GUIDANCE FOR SMART CITIES & MUNICIPALITIES CYBER SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT (SCRM) published by National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).