MJLM Leadership


Odysseus Lanier, CPA

Partner

Odysseus M. Lanier is one of four founding partners with MJLM Federal Services and is the lead partner with corporate oversight responsibility for the company’s Engineering & Technical Services Division.  He has more than 35 years of experience in corporate governance, strategic planning, establishing and implementing project management and control systems, conducting detailed cost analyses, and developing strategic outsourcing alternatives for federal, state and local...

Sharon Murphy

Partner 

  Sharon E. Murphy is a founding partner with McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM), a Houston, Texas-based consulting and accounting firm. MJLM serves clients in both the public and private sectors in industry areas that include: government, education, energy, entertainment, finance, food service, petrochemicals and telecommunications. In addition to Houston, MJLM has offices in Austin, Texas | Dallas, Texas | Huntsville, Alabama| and...

Leonard Harris

Executive Vice President Operations/ Chief Technical Officer

With more than 28 years of experience in the Engineering disciplines, Mr. Leonard Harris provides technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration across multiple customer engagements from definition phase through implementation. He is quality focused and mission driven in order to support the customer's requirements to the maximum extent. Mr. Harris's extensive knowledge, experience, and earned customer's respect in the technical, contracting, and...

Allison Rhen

Executive Vice President of Operations

Ms. Allison Marie Rhen has over 20 years of marketing experience in the defense and commercial markets. She joined MJLM in 2011 as a Business Development Specialist. After five years with the company, Allison became the Director of Business Development for the Huntsville division. Within her short time at MJLM, she has developed several meaningful relationships and helped build brand awareness for the company. As...

Gary Swartz

Technical Director

Mr. Gary Swartz has over 36 years of experience in engineering with a focus in Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) and Test Program Set (TPS) Development. As an organizational leader, his overall responsibility is to monitor and manage a given program’s cost, schedule, technical operations, and employee performance. He coordinates and manages fielded ATE and TPS engineering services for military vehicle platforms from concept to maintenance....

Tscherina Telesford

Director of Programs and Operations

Tscherina Telesford worked in the human service field for over 20+ years in which two of those years, she specifically worked with children in the foster care system in a role of advocacy.  She was introduced to the Job Corps Program in 1997 and has 18+ years of experience, including 10+ years of executive management experience in organizational leadership, staff oversight for education and training...

Dr. Paul Ruffin

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Ruffin has more than 40 years’ experience in the field of fiber optics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanotechnology.  He has served as a senior scientist in advanced technology for MJLM, where he provides technical leadership and guidance for research and development projects since April 2015.  He utilizes his invaluable technical knowledge-base, leadership skills, and Government/Academic relations in the miniature sensors technology arena to strategically...

Traci Gholson

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Traci Gholson serves as Chief Financial Officer for both McConnell & Jones and MJLM Federal Services.  An experienced and versatile executive, Traci has 20+ years of financial management, specializing in government contracts, and as CFO, she is responsible for enterprise-wide financial management and internal reporting while also overseeing the firm’s federal contracts and related compliance reporting. Traci is highly skilled in helping organizations develop...