Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Recently Recognized Female Executive Moves

Weekly Roundup
July 31 – August 04 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

Over the past two months there have been a considerable number of female executive moves in the GovCon industry. These changes in leadership will stand to have a lasting and positive impact on the industry as a whole. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding individuals.

This past Wednesday, General Dynamics Information Technology business namedAmy Gilliland president, effective September 1. Gilliland had previously served as senior vice president and deputy for operations at GDIT. Gilliland will succeed Daniel Johnson, who will continue to serve as executive VP of the company’s information systems and technology group.

Ellen Lord, the former CEO of Textron Systems, was confirmed by the Senate as the Department of Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics earlier this week. The confirmation took place this past Tuesday. Lord is the first woman to serve as undersecretary for AT&L and will also be the last person to hold that role. Amongst her duties will be overseeing the division of undersecretary of AT&L into two new roles: undersecretary of research and engineering (R&E) and undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment (A&S).

Lisa Atherton will be succeeding Ellen Lord as president and CEO of Textron Systems. Atherton formerly served as executive vice president of military business at Textron’s Bell Helicopter subsidiary. In her new role, Atherton will be responsible for executing current programs, generating future growth and next generation products and programs.

In mid-July, Booz Allen Hamilton announced that Mara Motherway was named head of government relations. Motherway had already been acting in that capacity since June 1. As head of government relations, Motherway is responsible for strengthening Booz Allen’s relationships across the federal government and will provide her expertise on public policy issues.

Jenette Ramos was announced as Pat Shanahan’s successor as Boeing supply and operations SVP in mid-June. Ramos had formerly served as vice president and general manager of fabrication at Boeing’s commercial airplanes business. In her new role, Ramos will report directly to CEO Dennis Muilenburg, manage Boeing’s supplier management and manufacturing operations and oversee the company’s environment, health and safety group.

At the beginning of June, it was announced the former secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Deborah Lee James, would be joining Bain & Company as a special advisor at the company’s Washington, D.C. office. James will advise aerospace, defense and government services customers and work to establish stronger relationships with “high-potential” individuals and companies.

Nazzic Keene, president of global markets and missions sector at SAIC, will be taking on additional duties as chief operating officer for the company. Announced on June 8, Keene will be tasked with overseeing the firm’s services and solutions sector and will assume responsibilities related to procurement, contracts and pricing, communications and information technology operations as COO.


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards. Lockheed Martin, ICF, Systems Planning and Analysis, Defense Base Services, Oshkosh, Dyncorp International, Northrop Grumman, and more.
Stu Shea: Former Harris Gov’t Services Unit Emerges as ‘Peraton’ in Push for Nat’l Security Innovation
The former government services business of Harris Corp. that private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired in April has adopted the name Peraton after temporarily operating as MHVC Acquisition Corp.
Amy Gilliland Named General Dynamics IT Business President; Daniel Johnson Comments
Amy Gilliland, senior vice president and deputy for operations at General Dynamics’ information technology business, has been named president of the IT business in a move that takes effect Sept. 1.
Doug Wagoner to Step Down as SAIC Sector President in September; Tony Moraco Comments
Doug Wagoner, president of services and solutions sector at Science Applications International Corp., will step down from his role at the Reston, Virginia-based government information technology services contractor on Sept. 1.
GSA Awards $50B EIS Telecom Contract to 10 Companies
Ten companies have been awarded positions on the General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract, replacing Networx as the government go-to for telecommunication services.
Constellis to Buy OMNIPLEX in Investigative Services Expansion Push; Mike Santelli Comments
Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor Constellis has agreed to purchase OMNIPLEX World Services for an undisclosed sum in a push to add the latter’s investigative services to its portfolio and expand its client base in the U.S. intelligence community.
Executive Spotlight: Interview with Mike Leff, VP for Strategy and Operations for AT&T Global Public Sector
“The global public sector market is teeming with innovation opportunities and we could not be more excited.”
King & Spalding Partner Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director
The Senate voted 92-5 Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray, a litigation partner at international law firm King & Spalding.
Jacobs to Purchase CH2M in Potential $3.27B Deal
Jacobs Engineering Group has agreed to buy CH2M through an estimated $3.27 billion transaction in a push to form a combined company that will work to deliver infrastructure and engineering services to government and private sector clients.
Dan Mathews to Serve as GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner; Tim Horne Comments
President Donald Trump has appointed Dan Mathews, a more than 20-year veteran staffer at Capitol Hill, as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Public Buildings Service.

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