David Richards Elected DynCorp’s U.K. Advisory Board Chairman; James Geisler Comments

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David Richards, a retired U.K. military general, has joined DynCorp International to chair the advisory board of the company’s U.K. subsidiary. “We are excited to have General Richards join our board, bringing forth his experience with the UK’s armed forces which will be invaluable to DI’s future business in the region,” DI CEO James Geisler said Wednesday. Richards is former...

Unisys CEO J. Edward Coleman to Leave in December; Paul Weaver Comments

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J. Edward Coleman, chairman of the board and CEO of Unisys (NYSE: UIS), will step down from both positions on Dec. 1 after six years of service in these roles. “Joining Unisys in the depth of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Ed led the turnaround of the company,” Paul Weaver, lead independent director of the Unisys board, said Monday. “As the company focuses on its growth agenda,...

CH2M Hill CEO Jacqueline Hinman to Add Chairman of the Board Title

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Jacqueline Hinman Jacqueline Hinman, president and CEO of CH2M Hill since January, has been elected to succeed retiring Chairman Lee McIntire, the Denver Business Journal reported Monday. Mark Harden writes that McIntire intends to retire from the board of directors as of Sept. 18. “It has been a privilege for me to lead the board and our company through five years of growth and service to our clients...

Harris CEO William Brown Adds Board Chairman Title

William Brown, president and CEO of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) since November 2011, has been appointed to succeed Thomas Dattilo as chairman of the board. The board’s independent directors have also named Dattilo as a lead independent director after a review of the board’s governance structure, Brown said Friday. Dattilo became non-executive chairman in January 2012 and has held a position...

Mariann Byerwalter Elected SRI Board Chair; Wendell Wierenga Assumes Director Role

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Mariann Byerwalter, who joined SRI International‘s board of directors in 1998, has succeeded Vern Clark as chairman at the Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit technology research and development organization. She most recently chaired the board of directors for Stanford Hospital and Clinics and has served as a trustee and chief financial officer for Stanford University, SRI said Wednesday. Byerwalter’s...

William Utt to Retire as KBR’s Chairman, President & CEO in 2014

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William Utt William “Bill” Utt plans to retire from KBR (NYSE:KBR) as chairman, president and CEO in 2014. KBR’s board of directors has formed a special committee and hired executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to help identify the company’s next CEO, KBR said Nov. 7. Utt will continue to lead the company as chief executive until the board appoints his successor. “Under...

Lanny Cohen Named Capgemini Global CTO

Lanny Cohen Lanny Cohen has joined the executive committee of Capgemini Group and will serve as global chief technology officer with responsibility for managing business activities aimed to strengthen partnerships. He will also serve as chairman of a panel that will work to protect the company’s intellectual property rights, Capgemini said Monday. Cohen will continue to direct a board assigned to...

Cubic Names William Boyle Interim CEO Following Founder Walter Zable’s Passing

William W. Boyle Walter C. Zable Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has appointed Chief Financial Officer Willam W. Boyle interim president and CEO following the death of founder Walter J. Zable, who had also served as board chairman. For more on Zable’s life and career, click over to GovCon Executive. The company said Boyle will retain his CFO role, a position he has held since joining the company...

BAE Names Michael Chertoff US Board Chair; Linda Hudson Comments

Michael Chertoff Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has been elected chairman of the board of directors for BAE Systems Inc., the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary. Effective May 1, the company said he will start a three-year term and succeed retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, who began his tenure as chairman in June 2009. Zinni, who joined the board in 2000,...

Lockheed Shareholders to Vote on Separating CEO, Chairman Duties

In a Dec. 19 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) indicated it has received several proposals from its shareholders for the company to separate the roles of CEO and chairman of the board of directors. Robert Stevens currently holds both positions at the company. Company shareholders will now vote on the measure at an annual spring meeting, as at least...