IBM Vet Ken Beecher Appointed Optum VP & VA Client Exec

Ken Beecher
Ken Beecher

Ken Beecher, an 11-year veteran of IBM (NYSE: IBM), has joined health services provider Optum as a vice president and client executive for the Department of Veterans Affairs, FedHealthIT reported Friday.

He brings more than two decades of federal contracting and financial services experience to his new position.

Beecher previously served as director and account executive of McLean, Va.-based information technology services contractor Acumen Solutions and director of business development at Dynanet, an IT company headquartered in Elkridge, Md.

During his nearly four-year tenure with Acumen, the company received a Public Sector Partnership Innovation Award for contributions to the VA Enterprise Case Management Solutions project.

His career at IBM includes time as associate partner, account executive, senior practitioner and service area manager within firm's global business services organization.

Check Also


Rule Change to Add CMMC Requirements to Contracts Completes Interagency Review

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification has undergone an interagency review as part of a rulemaking process needed to make CMMC a part of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

US Navy battleships

Life Cycle Engineering, McKean Defense Win Shared $78M Navy IDIQ for Navigational Tech Support

Life Cycle Engineering and McKean Defense Group have been selected to help the U.S. Navy engineer shipboard navigational equipment under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth potentially $78.3M over five years.