GovCon Wire’s September Executive Move Recap

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) board of directors appointed former Continental Airlines CEO Lark Kellner as a new director of the board, where he will serve on the audit and finance committees.

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) appointed Alan Weakley president of its North American public sector defense group, where he will lead strategic direction, planning and execution of worldwide growth.

CSC also promoted Bill Szymanski to vice president of capture for its North American public sector civil group,  which focuses on sustaining high new business and recompete win rates.

CSC also announced Russ Owen will step down as head of the managed services sector to become president for strategic account development. Peter Allen assumes the role of acting president of MSS.


SAIC (NYSE: SAI) announced that Walt Havenstein will retire as the company’s CEO, effective June 15, 2012. Havenstein will help the company select his successor prior to stepping down.

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) hired George Newstrom to be executive director and general manager for its federal government defense and national security business, effective immediately.

QinetiQ North America has appointed James Snitker as vice president of corporate proposal operations, where he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s proposal center.

Mark Logic promoted Ron Avnur to chief technology officer and named Gary Lang its senior vice president of engineering in an effort to strengthen the company’s management team.


CH2M HILL appointed Patrick O’Connell as president of its major government programs. O’Connell will identify new opportunities, recruit strategic personnel and secure major government programs worldwide.

Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Hon. Michael Chertoff  joined Mission Essential Personnel‘s board of advisors, where he will contribute to its growth strategy and strategic planning.

CGI (NYSE: GIB) appointed George Schindler as president of U.S. operations and named Donna Ryan as his replacement as president of CGI Federal. The company also announced Donna Morea‘s retirement as president of U.S. and India operations.

Altegrity, Inc. appointed Sharon T. Rowlands as its CEO and member of its board of directors, effective Nov. 1. Rowlands will succeed Michael G. Cherkasky, who will leave the company Dec. 31.


General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) appointed John Ulrich as chief operating officer of its ordnance and tactical systems business unit. Alfonso Ramonet will fill Ulrich’s vacated post.

Siemens appointed Kurt D. Bettenhausen as senior vice president of the company’s U.S. research and development division. The company spent $1 billion on R&D in the U.S. last fiscal year.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) appointed former CIA Director of Security Charles S. Phalen, Jr. as vice president of industrial security for corporate and enterprise shared services.

ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) appointed Deborah Thurman as senior vice president and group deputy of its systems engineering and advanced technology group.


Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) appointed David Levitt as vice president of health information technology solutions for its North American public sector health services division.

CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) appointed Rick Genovese as executive vice president of its North American operations, where will be responsible for operating strategy, delivery and full profit and loss performance..

GTSI Corp. appointed Jim Sweeney as its chief technology officer,  where he’ll be the principal technology strategist for the company’s integrated solutions and services offerings.

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