Celebrating 30 years of continued growth with over 200 employees and offices in Rockville, MD, Washington, DC, Albuquerque, NM, and Honolulu, HI, MELE is a veteran-owned, minority owned business empowering our customers with innovative solutions. We have an outstanding reputation for quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction, with a demonstrated tradition of building collaborative relationships with our customers to provide superior services. Our rapid response to changing customer needs, the ability to recruit and retain highly capable staff, and direct access to strong quality management ensure superior performance and high customer satisfaction.
Our staff and consultants possess decades of experience in national security, nonproliferation, program management, information technology, engineering, technical, and analytical skills. We focus on compliance and communication to ensure that services are completed in accordance with internal control principles and meet specified, acceptable levels of quality.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Chiogioji (RADM USN ret) has more than 45 years of senior management experience in the engineering and research fields. Among his areas of specialization are nuclear and fossil-fueled power; energy efficiency, economics and financing; international energy programs; industrial waste utilization and minimization; and construction management.
He also has extensive experience in systems analysis, operations research and analysis. As a former Federal Senior Executive Service member, Dr. Chiogioji also brings a wealth of knowledge in government projects and program management.
Dr. Chiogioji served thirty-two years in the Navy and Naval Reserve as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer including six years as a Rear Admiral, adding experience in engineering and evaluation of Naval weapons and weapons systems including nuclear weapons. He was the first Reserve Admiral, Naval Construction Force to command an active brigade, 2nd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, responsible for crisis response forces for Desert Storm in the Middle East, Somalia, Bosnia and Panama.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Chiogioji has 35 years’ experience in finance and management. As Chief Financial Officer for MELE Associates, Mr. Chiogioji developed the business plan and financial strategy for the company and directs a professional staff that supports one of the fastest growing technology and consulting firms in the D.C.-Maryland area.
With extensive knowledge, skills and experience in managing investor relations and funding of capital, Mr. Chiogioji helped develop strategic partnerships that ensure the continued growth of the company. As liaison to financial institutions, Mr. Chiogioji manages all financial transactions pertaining to the corporation and client contracts.
In addition to financial planning, analysis, forecasting, budgeting, development of operating budgets, optimizing accounting systems, acquisition, asset management, marketing, overseeing of audits, assessment and management of financial risk, and human resource planning and staffing in a high growth competitive environment, Mr. Chiogioji has formulated the business strategy for MELE, establishing both short and long-range goals that have proven successful as the company expands to meet an ever-growing demand for high quality services.
MELE’s Board of Advisors
Danealia (Deni) Mineta
Mr. Okinaga specializes in financial services, corporate, real estate, administrative, and trust law. As a graduate of Georgetown University’s Law Center, Mr. Okinaga provides more than 45 years’ experience in corporate organizations and laws. Mr. Okinaga was selected by his attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law (listed since 2005), for Financial Services Regulation Law, and for Litigation and listed as Lawyer of the Year for certain years. Mr. Okinaga is also a Justice Awardee from the American Judicature Society.
Some of Mr. Okinaga’s highlights include:
- Carlsmith Ball, Law Firm Partner (Honolulu Office)
specializing in financial services, corporate, real estate,
administrative, and trust law
- Graduate of Georgetown University’s Law Center
and John Carroll Award Honoree
- American Judiciary Society – former President ”
and now Chairman; Justice Awardee
- U.S. Air Force Reserve, Captain (retired)
ISO 9001:2015 Certified
The management systems of MELE Associates, Inc. have been formally assessed by TCB Audit Services, LLC. and found to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
Scope of Registration: Provider of services to the federal government, local agencies, and private sector customers including contract management and providing qualified professionals.