Mike Dignam, former president and CEO at Virginia-based government logistics service contractor PAE, has been appointed to the same roles at CRDF Global in a move that takes effect Aug. 1.
He will succeed Cathy Campbell, who has led the nonprofit over the past 10 years as CEO and will step down after a 14-year career there, CRDF Global said Wednesday.
“After a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found an experienced, talented, and enthusiastic leader to drive CRDF Global’s important work of engaging scientists and innovators across borders, ” said Paul Longsworth, CRDF Global board chairman.
“Mike has deep experience in the federal sector, fresh perspectives, and a record of outstanding achievement, ” Longsworth added.
Dignam led PAE through its separation from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in 2011 and PAE’s integration into private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg.
He implemented a strategy to grow PAE into $2 billion global mission services business under his leadership and has also served as vice chairman of the company’s board as well as an affiliate partner at Lindsay Goldberg.
Before he joined PAE, Dignam held numerous leadership and executive management roles at Lockheed for 25 years.
The more than 30-year industry veteran is currently chairman emeritus of the corporate council on Africa Board of Directors and a member of the Boulder Crest Retreat’s board of directors as well as advisory boards at SGT and Sensei.