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GovCon Wire’s September Executive Move Roundup Tallies 21 Across GovCon

The month of September produced a relatively even distribution of executive moves at government contracting firms across company leadership posts and executive positions in financial, contracts and legal operations.

In all, GovCon Wire covered 21 executive moves during September. Check out the wide range below.


Parsons promoted Mary Ann Hopkins to lead government services, including global defense, intelligence, energy and infrastructure operations. The 23-year company vet helped buy Sparta for $350 million last year.

Rockwell Collins elevated Philip Jasper to government systems lead after 20 years at the company. This unit provides airborne and surface units to U.S. and international militaries.

John Goodman rose to Accenture’s interim federal lead after Kay Kapoor resigned the post. He previously managed the firm’s U.S. defense portfolio and served as a deputy defense undersecretary.

Tim Harris was appointed national defense lead for Ball Aerospace after serving at the firm for 16 years and receiving the Gabe award in 2011. He will oversee all defense business pursuits and programs.

Finance and operations

Sotera Defense Solutions appointed Jennifer Felix, a Vangent and General Dynamics veteran, VP and CFO in a push to become a $500 million firm and expand its national security footprint.

Barry Broadus, interim CFO for five months at Alion Science & Technology, elevated to that role on a permanent basis. The SAIC, Brainbench and EDS veteran succeeds now Engility CFO Mike Alber.

TASC promoted 12-year company vet John Hynes to COO and EVP from SVP of the civil and defense group. He was department head of the Naval Operational Intelligence Center while serving in the Navy.

Contracts, Capture & Legal

Fleetwood Lilley was appointed cyber contracts VP for ManTech International’s mission, cyber and intelligence group to manage commercial and all levels of government contracts.

TWD & Associates elevated former program manager Dave Arundel to lead the governmentwide acquisition center and work with the solutions team to convert GWAC and IDIQ opportunities into sales.

Barry Justice, a former Northrop Grumman information sector director, joined TAPE as VP and capture executive to lead pursuit of new contracts in the company’s core business areas.

ATK named former Stanley executive and 18-year legal veteran Scott Chaplin SVP, general counsel and secretary to oversee intellectual property protection, contract oversight and other legal functions.

Intelligence, Defense, Space & Aviation

Parsons also promoted SVP and manager for defense and Security Bill Bodie to succeed Mary Ann Hopkins as EVP and global business development manager. Sparta veterans Biff Lyons and Kurt Tripp also elevated to new positions to oversee warfighter support, itell, defense & security and lead executive and growth in defense and security, respectively.

CACI International appointed 30-year defense and intelligence sector veteran Garnett Stowe an SVP to lead national, Defense Department and civilian intelligence programs in the national solutions group.

Ginger Wierzbanowski, formerly Northrop Grumman’s government relations and special projects VP, will take on a new role as VP of space programs and succeed the retiring John R. Landon.

ASRC Federal named two-decade Air Force veteran Stephen Butler director of space programs, charging him with responsibility for building defense space programs in the Colorado Springs, Colo. region.

The Greenbelt, Md.-based contractor also appointed aviation industry consultant Rachel Jackson to lead strategic and aviation programs as a VP. She formerly led Lockheed Martin’s transportation programs.

Health IT

ICF International brought in Lewis Berman, a former survey executive at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a VP to help grow the company’s public health and data capture expertise.

Roger Foster, a two-decade business development and profit-and-loss veteran, will help lead Acentia’s business development activity in the Military Health System and Department of Veterans Affairs.

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