Baltimore, MD, May 1, 2014 – Timothy J. Adams of Bowie has been elected one of four new members to the National Aquarium Board of Directors.

Adams is president and CEO of Systems Application & Technologies, a professional services firm with origins in the high technology and technical support areas of the defense industry. Founded in 1989, the company has grown into one of the largest privately held, minority-owned businesses in the nation.

Adams has been the recipient of numerous awards, and recognized as a champion and leader of diversity-based business solutions. His recognition includes being named one of the “Top 100 African American Leaders in America” by the National Black Chamber of Commerce and being inducted into the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Hall of Fame for the Mid-Atlantic region. He holds a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana.