Nathan L. Copeland, Jr. ’85 is the vice president of the Intelligence Technologies Group at Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER). In this role, he leads a portfolio business providing systems engineering and integration, program management, intelligence operations, and training support to intelligence, civil, federal and defense clients.
Copeland served as the president of Intelligence Technologies (InTec) (2012-2021) prior to the ANSER acquisition of the company in 2021. In this position, he set strategy, developed and maintained the brand of the company, and drove continued growth and double-digit profits. Some other roles Copeland has held previously were Senior Director at BAE Systems (2011-2012) and Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton (1992-2011).
“The most rewarding experiences in my career continue to be empowering my differing teams to thrive,” said Copeland. “I’ve prided myself on being an inclusive executive who enjoys building and leading high-performing teams while championing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.”
After graduating from Shenandoah in 1985, Copeland joined the United States Air Force where he served in various assignments, ending his Air Force service as a Captain. One of his most rewarding experiences was serving as the Chief of Imagery Intelligence at Headquarters, United States Central Command, during Operation Desert Storm (1992).
While at Shenandoah, Copeland states here is where he “initially dipped his toe into leadership.” During his time as an undergrad, he worked with the Dean of Students and the Winchester Chapter of Kiwanis to form and lead Shenandoah’s chapter of Circle K. He also started the first chapter of Chi Beta Phi- a Science Honorary Society, where he eventually served as the national vice president.
“Attendance at Shenandoah is MORE than getting a degree. Use the opportunity to truly grow as a citizen,” said Copeland.
As a member of the Shenandoah Alumni Association Board of Directors, Copeland is ready to “give back to the place where it all started” and is “hopeful to have the opportunity to influence the future leaders coming out of the institution.”
Some of Copeland’s other community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and on the Advisory Board of Joni and Friends Ohio. He is also a worship leader for Joni and Friends Ohio Family Retreats, which consists of weeklong events that provide a faith-based respite for families living with disabilities.
Copeland and wife, Sherri, reside in Manassas, Virginia. Their daughters, Brianna and Kayla, both graduates of James Madison University, reside in Harrisonburg, Virginia.