Jennifer Chronis, a former vice president in IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) federal business and 15-year “Big Blue” veteran, has joined cloud computing services contractor Amazon Web Services as general manager for the Defense Department market, AWS has confirmed to GovCon Wire.
Chronis will oversee accounts related to the four U.S. service branches and all DoD organizations outside the military departments and combatant commands at AWS, a subsidiary of the global electronic commerce giant.
Her responsibilities will also include strategy, business development, marketing technical support and partnerships with industry.
She served as VP of IBM’s DoD business between February 2013 and March 2015 in her last position at the company, then was a candidate in a November 2015 election for a seat on the board of supervisors in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Chronis’ career at IBM also includes roles such as VP of federal growth initiatives, director for smarter analytics for the U.S. east region, leader of the Army account, head of the Power Systems brand in the federal government and chief of a civilian systems and technology sales organization.
The 21-year Army veteran retired from service in 2010 with the rank of lieutenant colonel and spent the first 11 years of her military career on active duty with the remaining 10 years in the branch’s reserve component that included two as director of resources for DoD’s Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization.