Executive Moves

ExecutiveBiz Releases Top Ten GovCon Executive Recruiters of 2020 List


ExecutiveBiz announced its list of the top ten GovCon Executive Recruiters of 2020 on Friday to recognize the crucial role that recruiters play in the continued success and growth of the government contracting (GovCon) sector’s most important companies. The elite GovCon firms of all shapes and sizes reach out to …

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Biden to Nominate Denis McDonough as VA Secretary

Denis McDonough VA nominee

Joe Biden intends to nominate Denis McDonough, Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, to be secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "It's not an easy job, but somebody with Denis' experience of being in the white house and managing so many issues I think is going to be a real asset," former VA secretary David Shulkin said.

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Kathy Warden Named AIA Board Chair, Mike Petters to Serve as Vice Chair

Kathy Warden CEO Northrop Grumman

Kathy Warden – chairman, CEO and president of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and a 2020 Wash100 winner -- has been appointed to succeed Kelly Ortberg as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association's board of governors. AIA named Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and a previous Wash100 awardee, as vice chairman.

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Robert Reeves Named STS International Growth, Strategy Director; David Morgan Quoted

Robert Reeves Growth

Robert Reeves, a two-decade defense industry executive and U.S. Army veteran, has joined STS International as director of growth and strategy. He will be responsible for driving the Arlington, Virginia-based company's growth initiatives and helping its senior leadership to develop an approach to grow market presence, STS said Monday.

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Biden to Nominate Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary Role

Lloyd Austin Retired General US Army

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Lloyd Austin, a retired U.S. Army general, to serve as secretary of the Department of Defense, Politico reported Monday. Austin would be the first African American to lead DoD if confirmed by the Senate and sources said his selection for the top civilian post at the Pentagon could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

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Lynn Bamford to Succeed David Adams as Curtiss-Wright CEO

Lynn Bamford President Curtiss-Wright segments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) plans to appoint Lynn Bamford, president of its defense and power segments, to become the corporation's president and CEO. She would succeed David Adams who plans to retire on Jan. 1, concluding the latter's seven-year tenure as CEO and over two decades of service with the company, Curtiss-Wright said Thursday.

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Red River Names Jeff Snider as CGO

Jeff Snider CGO Red River

Red River has appointed Jeff Snider as chief growth officer (CGO), effective immediately, to develop its contract portfolio with new contract vehicles and programs supporting the company’s federal, state and local government customers. He previously served as Red River’s vice president of strategy development. “Red River has grown tremendously in the past five years, and Jeff has played a key role in making that possible,” said Alan Dumas, CEO for Red River.

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