Richard Coleman Jr Named to Ciber’s Board of Directors; Paul Jacobs Comments

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Richard Coleman Jr., a private investor and business adviser, has been appointed to Ciber‘s (NYSE: CBR) board of directors and succeeds Archibald McGill, who retired Thursday after 16 years in the role. The company said Monday that Coleman, also a current director at NTS, will serve as a Class III director and his term will expire at the annual meeting of shareholders next year. “We are...

Braxton CEO Frank Backes Appointed to MTSI’s Board; Phil Soucy Comments

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Frank Backes, CEO of Braxton Technologies, has joined the board of directors at Modern Technology Solutions Inc. and will bring experience in information security and command-and-control work to MTSI. MTSI worked with executive agency ExecReps in the search process for a board candidate, MTSI said Friday. Phil Soucy, MTSI co-founder and chairman of the board, said the company appointed Backes...

Stuart Bradie Named KBR President and CEO; Loren Carroll Comments

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Stuart Bradie, group managing director for operations and delivery at WorleyParsons, is set to join KBR (NYSE: KBR) as its new president and chief executive officer effective June 2, following William Utt’s retirement. The engineering, construction and services firm said Wednesday Bradie will be based out of its global headquarters in Houston, Tx. and will also serve in the board of directors. “A...

George Scangos Elected to Agilent’s Board of Directors; James Cullen Comments

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George Scangos, CEO of biotechnology company Biogen Idec, will join the board of directors of Agilent Technologies in September. He will succeed David Lawrence, who is retiring from the board after 13 years as a director, Agilent announced Wednesday. James Cullen, Agilent chairman, said the company sought Scangos’ knowledge and experience in biotechnology and managing a global pharmaceutical...

Michael Callahan, Aspen Partners CEO, Joins ATK Board; Ron Fogleman Comments

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Michael Callahan Michael Callahan, president and CEO of outdoor sports consultant Aspen Partners, has been elected to ATK‘s (NYSE: ATK) board of directors and will serve as a member of the audit committee. ATK said Monday that Callahan’s appointment took effect on March 1 and will increase the board’s size from eight to nine. “Mike’s 36 years of leadership in the...

Daniel Akerson, Former GM CEO, Joins Lockheed Board of Directors

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Daniel Ackerson, former chairman and CEO of General Motors (NYSE: GM) has joined the board of directors at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). He is a former board member at American Express and AOL Time Warner, Lockheed announced Thursday. Akerson has held the chairman, CEO and president roles at companies such as XO Communications, Nextel Communications, General Instrument Corp. and MCI Communications. He...

CenturyLink Board OKs 2-Year, $1B Share Buyback Plan

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CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) board of directors has approved a plan to repurchase up to $1 billion of the company’s common stock over the next two years. The company intends to fund the purchases with free cash flow generated by the business and start the new initiative after completing its current share buyback initiative in the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, CenturyLink said Monday. Additionally,...

James Ballard, Ann John, Daniel Mendez, Peter Schulte Join Citizant’s Board

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Information technology and business services contractor Citizant has elected four new members to its expanded board of directors, following a recapitalization in 2012 and consolidation of ownership. The recapitalization of the company was facilitated by SunTrust Bank and CM Equity Partners, Citizant said Wednesday. “Collectively, they have all the wisdom and experience required to help us focus...

Linda Hudson Joins Energy Firm Southern Company’s Board of Directors

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Linda Hudson Linda Hudson, former president and CEO of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been elected to the board of directors at energy firm Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and will continue to serve as an adviser and external director at BAE Systems Inc. Hudson led the subsidiary’s armament and technical products unit before becoming chief executive and is also a former vice president at General...

Laura Schumacher Joins General Dynamics Board of Directors; Phebe Novakovic Comments

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Laura Schumacher, an executive vice president and a general counsel at pharmaceutical company AbbVie, has been elected to the board of directors of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Her appointment took effect Sunday and she currently serves as board secretary for the Abbott Laboratories spinoff, General Dynamics said Monday. “Laura is an accomplished business leader and corporate strategist, and...

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