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James Hannah Succeeds Kristie Grinnell as Global CIO of General Dynamics IT Business

James Hannah, formerly chief information officer and vice president of enterprise information technology services at General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) IT arm, took on a new role as global CIO of the GDIT business, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday.

He succeeds Kristie Grinnell, who stepped down from her post to pursue a new opportunity in 2022, and concurrently serves as VP of supply chain within the unit.

Hannah will directly report to Amy Gilliland, president of GDIT and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, as he oversees the company’s IT strategic plan in business application, enterprise, wide-area networks, data centers and customer service areas. He will also be responsible for procurement, sourcing and other aspects of supply chain management.

His career at General Dynamics began in 2009 as director of engineering. Before that, he spent two years at L-3 Titan as senior systems engineer and seven years in a similar role at Mutual of America.

Grinnell joined GDIT in 2015 and previously held IT leadership roles at Computer Sciences Corp., PwC and General Motors (NYSE: GM). She was instrumental in establishing remote work capabilities for GDIT during the start of the pandemic and leading the operations of the company’s nine employee resource groups, including For Women’s Advancement, Recognition and Development or ForWARD.

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