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SAIC appoints two senior executives

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SAIC has named two new senior vice presidents.

Christopher Donaghey has been named senior vice president of corporate development, and Tom Eldridge has been named senior vice president of strategic development and communications.

Donaghey will be responsible for executing the company’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy.

Previously, Donaghey was senior vice president of finance for SAIC’s operations and provided strategic leadership and business guidance to the organization.

Prior to joining SAIC, Donaghey was vice president of corporate strategy and development for KeyW Corp., a national security solutions company. He also was a senior research analyst for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets.

Donaghey earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Eldridge will be responsible for market intelligence, including technology, funding, and policy trends; strategy support and business development; sales enablement with related tools and processes; internal and external communications, marketing communications, and corporate social responsibility.

Currently, Eldridge leads SAIC’s Government Affairs office, where he has overseen several strategic initiatives including establishing the Technology Integration Gateway facility in Cookeville, Tennessee, and overseeing the evolution of the company’s strategy, known as Ingenuity 2025.

Eldridge joined SAIC in 2009 following jobs in the federal government, which included serving on the staff of the National Security Council, and as staff director for the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security at the U.S. Department of State.

He also served on the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, was a senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, and was counsel for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9/11 Commission”). Eldridge also spent more than a decade serving as a federal and county prosecutor.

Eldridge earned his bachelor’s degree from Darthmouth College, a law degree from New York University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

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