Cardinal News: New RAMP Director has Deep [Cover] Resume

Casey LewisRAMP

CIA program management and regional tech business acceleration wouldn’t seem like a neat fit, at first thought.

John Hagy’s experiences show otherwise.

Hagy is the new director of the Roanoke-based Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program, best known as RAMP. The Roanoke native’s first job out of college was with the CIA, and by the end of his five years there, the Arabic speaker was doing some international travel and running a global intelligence team.

He can’t go into details about the old gig. He can provide comparisons that relate to spy movies and spoof characters — and he can draw the line from his first job to his new one.

Read the full article in Cardinal News.