Peraton appoints government and customer relations SVP
Mara Motherway joins company from Booz Allen
Mara Motherway joined Peraton Inc. in September as the Herndon-based federal contractor’s senior vice president of government and customer relations, a newly created position. She comes from Booz Allen Hamilton, where she served as vice president for government relations and military affairs.
Motherway reports to Mike King, Peraton’s executive vice president and chief growth officer, and is responsible for Peraton’s public policy and government affairs strategies, according to a news release from the company.
Earlier this year, Peraton completed both the $7.1 billion purchase of Chantilly federal IT contractor Perspecta Inc. and the $3.4 billion acquisition of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s federal IT and mission support services business, with the backing of Peraton parent company Veritas Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.
“Peraton has grown in 2021 to become our nation’s largest mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider,” Chairman, President and CEO Stu Shea said in a statement. “Having a strong government relations function under a proven leader will ensure Peraton continues to align its mission to the national security objectives of our policymakers. I’m excited to welcome Mara to the company at such a critical time. Her decades of experience in national security and track record of success in the government affairs arena will scale this capability and be a force multiplier for our business.”
Motherway also held military intelligence and defense business development roles at Booz Allen, and she was director of special projects for BAE Systems’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance business. She also was a U.S. Navy officer for more than two decades, including serving as aide to the chief of naval operations, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, the National Defense University and the Harvard Kennedy School.