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Former DARPA Head Victoria Coleman Assumes Air Force Chief Scientist Post

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has assumed her new role as chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force. Laura McAndrews, a spokeswoman for the Air Force, told the publication in an email that Coleman officially succeeded Richard Joseph as the service branch’s lead scientist last week.

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Exiger Appoints Hon. Ellen Lord as Advisory Board Chairwoman; Carrie Wibben Quoted

Hon. Ellen Lord

Exiger announced on Thursday that the appointment of previous Wash100 Award recipient, the Hon. Ellen Lord, as chair of the company’s advisory board and senior strategic advisor. Lord will advise Exiger’s senior leadership in securing an U.S. industrial base by utilizing her vast experience in public and private sector executive leadership positions. 

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Dr. John J. McGowen Becomes a Director for Guidehouse; Scott McIntyre Quoted

Guidehouse

John J. McGowen, Ph.D., has been named a director for Guidehouse, the consulting service provider announced on Monday. McGowen previously worked as deputy director for science management and executive officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Huntington Ingalls Board Elects Kari Wilkinson as EVP, Shipbuilding Division President

Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management, to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of the Shipbuilding division, effective April 1st. She will succeed Brian Cuccias, who will retire in April. Wilkinson will report to HII executive vice president and chief operating officer Chris Kastner

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Dr. Mark Esper Joins McCain Institute as John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Mark Esper

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has named Dr. Mark Esper, former Secretary of Defense and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, as its inaugural John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow to lead a bipartisan team to assess, discuss and promote policy solutions to the challenges facing U.S. national security decision-makers in the Executive Branch and Congress.

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Robert Cardillo Joins USGIF Board of Directors to Serve as Chair

Robert Cardillo

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has elected Robert Cardillo, president of The Cardillo Group and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, to serve as chair of the USGIF Board of Directors. The Cardillo Group delivers strategic and operational expertise to drive awareness and enable improved decision-making. Earlier this year, Cardillo, as well as Deborah Lee James, was also appointed to Firefly Aerospace’s Board of Directors.

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AVIAN Names Pete Sarrat as CGO; Kevin Switick Quoted

AVIAN

AVIAN has appointed Pete Sarrat, the company’s vice president for Federal Solutions, as chief growth officer. " It brings me great joy to transfer the growth strategy hat to Pete, who I know will take AVIAN to the next level and beyond,” said Kevin Switick, chief executive officer at AVIAN. "The opportunities available for AVIAN's growth are limitless," Sarrat said. 

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Dr. Will Roper, Former USAF Executive, Joins Volansi Board of Directors

Dr. Will Roper

Volansi has appointed Dr. Will Roper, the former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, to its Board of Directors, where he will help drive the company’s strategy, operations and growth in defense markets. “Dr. Will Roper joins Volansi’s board with a reputation as a transformative, forward-looking leader,” said Volansi CEO and co-Founder Hannan Parvizian

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EY Names Sam Hughes as Tallahassee Office Managing Partner; Julie Boland Quoted

Sam Hughes

Ernst & Young (EY US) has appointed Sam Hughes as managing partner of the company’s Tallahassee Office, effective immediately, EY US reported on Tuesday. Hughes will succeed Ken Thomas, who has held the position since the office opened in 2018 and will retire in summer 2021. Hughes joined EY US nearly two decades ago. 

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