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Bill Bodie

Parsons Corp. has announced a series of executive appointments in its government services leadership team, less than a week after announcing 23-year company veteran Mary Ann Hopkins as head of that business unit.

All appointments are effective Oct. 15, the same day Hopkins starts as government services president.

Biff Lyons

Bill Bodie, currently senior vice president and manager of the national security and defense division, will elevate to executive VP and global business development manager and lead global sales and marketing.

He will be succeeded by Biff Lyons, currently VP and manager of the defense and security sector, who will oversee work in the warfighter support, intelligence, and defense and security markets.

Kurt Tripp

Kurt Tripp, formerly VP of air and missile defense programs at Sparta, will succeed Lyons and oversee execution and growth of Parsons’ business in the defense and security markets.

Hopkins said in a release Bodie, a 30-year defense contracting veteran, brings both public and private sector experience in managing business matters and forging relationships with customers worldwide.

Mary Ann Hopkins

Both Lyons and Tripp joined Parsons upon its $350 million acquisition of Sparta from British firm Cobham in November 2011, a transaction Bodie discussed in an interview with our sister site ExecutiveBiz in April.

Bodie, who joined Parsons in 2010, said the company restructured its government services unit into two divisions upon completing the transaction to reflect the markets Parsons is pursuing (click here to read the full Q&A).

Prior to his current position, Bodie served as manager of the energy, systems and security division for a year-and-a-half and led KBR’s North American government and defense unit before joining Parsons.

During his 13-year Sparta career, Lyons’ positions included VP and operations manager for advanced systems technology and president and general manager of the defense business unit.

Tripp joined Sparta in 2010, where Parsons said he led a missile defense business that recorded more than $165 million in annual revenue.

Prior to Sparta, he served as defense group deputy for an international information technology and professional services firm.

According to Parsons, he helped direct the growth of a $3 billion-a year IT business that recorded a 14 percent compound growth over three years.

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