Katrina McFarland, formerly assistant secretary for acquisition at the Defense Department, has been appointed to the government advisory board at Chicago-based credit reporting and data management services provider TransUnion (NYSE: TRU).
She will work to provide insights to the leadership team as TransUnion works to meet the public sector’s requirements, the company said Monday.
McFarland “has a stellar background from her leadership positions with the DoD and we look forward to her perspectives as we help federal, state and local government agencies to better manage risks while minimizing costs,” said Jonathan McDonald, executive vice president of TransUnion’s government information solutions business unit.
McFarland served as a principal adviser to the DoD secretary and defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics on all procurement-related matters across the Pentagon.
After DoD, she moved to the U.S. Army as assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics.
She previously served as president of the Defense Acquisition University and director for acquisition at the Missile Defense Agency.
McFarland started her career with the public sector in 1986 as a general engineer at U.S. Marine Corps’ headquarters.