We support some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the globe. We bring the expertise needed to understand and service critical missions. We help to ensure America’s future safety.

Francesca R. Cartwright


Francesca has the credentials to make a success out of any business she works with.   She has 2 undergraduate degrees, one in art and psychology, and the second in Business Administration, as well as Masters Programs in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, and Marketing, and attended Law School. Francesca worked in the private sector for her first 20 years in corporate America. Helping businesses grow gave her the expertise to develop and grow Orion Consortium to where we are today. Orion began in 2000 under Francesca’s guidance. She has been with the government for the last 19 years. Her Facebook profile puts her life in a nutshell: Kids, Dogs, Work and Dance… That’s all there is folks!

Allen Neff

Vice President - Texas Branch

Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, ITIL, Systems Engineering, and IT Strategy. Strong professional with a ITIL FOUNDATION focused in ITIL FOUNDATION from National Technology Training Center.

Steven Henz

Director of Operations, AFSO

As the Director of Operations Steven is responsible for the day to day management of all current and future contracts, as well as management of current staff, business licenses, and accounts.  Steven has been with Orion Consortium for 9 years. Steven earned his degree in Business Management and Marketing from Lycoming College. Hobbies include boating, fishing and lacrosse.

Shelbye Schlange

Director of Workforce Development and Recruitment

As the Director of Workforce Development, Shelbye is responsible for screening, interviewing and placing candidates on all contracts. Shelbye works closely with contract managers and has been with the company since 2013. She also oversees the entire recruitment department and is responsible for seeking new opportunities within Orion’s network. Prior to this position, Shelbye graduated with a bachelors of science degree from the University of New Hampshire. Other notes of personal interest include health and wellness, theater and spending time with her dog, Vida!

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Juanita Castro

Director of Administration, FSO

Director of Administration and Facility Security Officer (FSO) with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. BA in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez.

Jessica Standiford

Director of Human Resources, AFSO

As the Director of Human Resources, Jess specializes in employee relations, communication and benefits as well as other administrative tasks. Jess has a bachelors degree from Miami University and a masters degree from National Louis University in Chicago. Other notes of personal interest include fitness, gardening and home design, but admits most of her free time is dedicated to her two Samoyeds.