SAIC Names Brian Keenan, Sarah Allen HR Leads for New Companies; John Jumper Comments

Brian Keenan
Brian Keenan

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) announced Thursday another set of executive appointments for the two independent businesses it is forming, nearly a month after announcing the chief executives and other leaders.

John Jumper
John Jumper

Brian Keenan, currently SAIC’s executive vice president for human resources, will lead that function at the company focused on government technical services and enterprise information technology.

Sarah Allen, currently senior VP for HR in the ISR group (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), will lead HR functions at the company focused on science and technology solutions in the national security, engineering and health sectors.

Keenan joined the company in 2000 and is a former head of U.S. HR operations, while Allen joined the company in September 2008 after serving as HR director at TASC, when it was part of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC).

“Brian and Sarah bring the experience, outstanding talent and genuine passion to these roles that we need in order for our planned new companies to succeed, ” said John Jumper, chairman and CEO. “SAIC’s most valuable resource has always been its people, and I am confident that Brian and Sarah’s efforts will only help develop and strengthen that resource.”

Michelle Vaughn, the group’s current deputy HR director, will succeed Allen.

Keenan served as head of U.S. HR between 2004 and 2007, when he elevated to his current position, and joined the company as HR director for the Eastern region.

Before joining SAIC, Keenan spent more than 15 years at Mobil and ExxonMobil, where he held HR leadership roles in U.S. and international businesses and at corporate headquarters.

Allen previously held positions at Northrop Grumman,  Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard before joining SAIC.

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