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SAIC appoints chief human resources officer

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The Reston-based technology company Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has appointed Michelle A. O’Hara as its chief human resources officer.

O’Hara, who has more than 20 years of HR leadership experience, will succeed Karen Wheeler, who is retiring. The appointment takes effect on Oct. 1.

SAIC, a Fortune 1000 company with revenue of $4.7 billion last year, has 23,000 employees. O’Hara currently is human resources senior vice president at the SAIC, where she has worked for 10 years.

She has led major HR functions at the company, including talent strategy, recruiting, benefits, learning and development, inclusion and diversity, payroll and executive compensation.

O’Hara received her bachelor’s degree from William & Mary and completed the Executive Education – Leadership program at the Yale School of Management.

She also holds a Strategic HR Business Partner Certification from the Human Capital Institute.



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