ATLANTA – (October 12, 2022) – Pond, a progressive, full-service engineering, architecture, and planning company, is expanding its Federal Program with the addition of Craig Rezac, Colonel (Ret.) as National Guard Client Account Manager.
“Craig brings a strategic vision and unparalleled understanding of our National Guard clients’ missions and needs,” said Bob Ruch, Executive Vice President of Federal Programs at Pond. “His contributions at all levels—to include the Department of Defense—will provide a depth of experience that will benefit our clients. His knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to grow in our support of the Federal Government.”
Craig joins Pond after a decorated 33-year career in the Air National Guard (ANG), where he most recently served as an ANG Assistant for the National Guard Bureau (NGB) at the Pentagon. There, he advised the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Energy, Installations, and Environment) and Deputy Assistant Secretaries on directorates affecting sustainability and operational readiness.
After retiring from the ANG in 2021, Craig continued his work from the Pentagon as a consultant and program analyst supporting the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, & Environment; and Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Environment, & Energy Resilience.
Craig previously served as Commander for the 173rd Mission Support Group at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, OR, where he oversaw both military and state employees supporting six squadrons and flights tasked with production of F-15C air-to-air combat pilots, intelligence specialists, and healthcare professionals.
Substantial experience as a Base Civil Engineer led Craig to join the NGB staff at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD where he ultimately served as Deputy Director of Installations and Mission Support, He was responsible for developing ANG policy, programs, guidance, direction, and execution necessary to acquire and operate $15.1B in world-class facilities supporting ANG missions, while protecting military forces and the environment.
Among many accolades with the ANG, Craig received the Legion of Merit in 2021—one of the most prestigious awards in the US military.
“It’s an honor to continue serving the Defense community and the Air and Army National Guard specifically,” said Col. Rezac, “I’m excited to be a part of the dedicated and dynamic professionals at Pond.”
Pond is a technology-driven, full-service engineering, architecture, and planning firm providing design solutions to defense, government, corporate and private clients worldwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and with locations throughout the U.S. and globally, Pond is one of the fastest-growing A/E firms in the United States.