Mike Dignam, former president and CEO at Virginia-based government logistics service contractorÂ PAE, has been appointed to the same rolesÂ atÂ CRDF GlobalÂ in a move that takes effect Aug. 1.
He will succeedÂ Cathy Campbell, who has led the nonprofit over the past 10 years as CEO and will step down after a 14-year career there, Â 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 Globalâs 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 ledÂ PAEÂ through itsÂ separationÂ from Lockheed MartinÂ (NYSE: LMT) in 2011 and PAE’s integration intoÂ private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg.
He implemented a strategy to growÂ PAE intoÂ $2 billion global mission services businessÂ under his leadership and has also servedÂ as vice chairman of the company’sÂ board as well as an affiliate partner atÂ Lindsay Goldberg.
Before he joined PAE, Dignam heldÂ numerousÂ leadership and executive management roles at Lockheed for 25 years.
The more than 30-year industry veteranÂ is currentlyÂ chairman emeritus of the corporate council on Africa Board of Directors and a member of the Boulder Crest Retreat’s board of directorsÂ as well as advisory boards atÂ SGT and Sensei.