Jeri Prophet joined the Navy on a whim. She had been attending Arizona State University, saw a recruiter sign, and headed for the office. “Some people buy new shoes. I joined the Navy,” she recalled. She served 10 years in the Navy, first as a data systems analyst and left as an information systems technician.
Mike Salvino replaces Ian Read as chair
Mike Salvino, president and CEO of DXC Technology Co., will be adding chairman to his title, the Ashburn-based Fortune 500 IT services company announced Tuesday. Salvino will ascend to his new position following the company’s annual stockholder meeting on July 26. He succeeds former Pfizer Inc. Chairman and CEO Ian C. Read, who is retiring
Kay Sears is general manager of Boeing Defense, Space and Security
McLean-based satellite network operator Iridium Communications Inc. announced that Boeing executive Kay Sears has been elected to its board of directors. “We are fortunate to have such an accomplished executive with a keen understanding of our industry join our Board of Directors,” Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in a statement. “Kay has a finger on
Bryan Ware named as CEO
Reston-based cyber intelligence firm LookingGlass Cyber Solutions Inc. will acquire Washington, D.C.-based technology consulting firm Next5, the company announced May 11. As part of the acquisition, Next5 CEO and founder Bryan Ware was named CEO of LookingGlass. He is replacing Gilman Louie as CEO, who has moved to the role of executive chairman, LookingGlass spokesperson
Media co. to go private after closing
Tysons-based broadcast and digital media giant Tegna Inc.’s shareholders approved an agreement at a special meeting Tuesday for the sale of the company to an affiliate of New York hedge fund Standard General. On Feb. 22, Tegna announced it would be acquired in a $5.4 billion cash deal by an affiliate of Standard General LP.
Seaver held leadership positions with U.S. Postal Service
Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. has named Kristin Seaver as its vice president of strategic client engagement, the company announced Monday. Seaver spent more than three decades working for the U.S. Postal Service, including as chief retail and delivery officer, chief information officer and COVID-19 incident commander, as well as in other leadership
Kimber named VP of intelligence community strategy
Arlington-based Two Six Technologies has hired Elizabeth “Beth” Kimber, who formerly oversaw the Central Intelligence Agency’s network of spies, as vice president of intelligence community strategy, the national security tech firm announced this week. Kimber spent 37 years in the CIA and was the first woman to serve as the agency’s deputy director for operations.
Defendant Pegasystems says it will appeal
Appian Corp., a cloud computing firm based in McLean, won $2.03 billion — an amount estimated to be the largest award in Virginia state court history — in a trade secrets verdict against a competitor Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court. Appian sued Massachusetts-based Pegasystems Inc. and an individual, Youyong Zou, in May 2020, alleging
Andrew Brummette is based in Norfolk
Fiber optic company Metronet hired Andrew Brummette in April to be its Virginia market leader, the company announced Monday. Evansville, Indiana-based Metronet is expanding to Norfolk, its first foray into Virginia, where it will build a fiber optic network and offer internet service to city residents. Brummette is based in Norfolk, where Metronet has 11
New CFO, CCO among roles announced
McLean-based Intelsat Corp. has named four new executives. Anthony “Toby” O’Brien will become the satellite provider’s next chief financial officer, after having served in the role for five years with Raytheon Co., Intelsat said in a news release May 5. Michael DeMarco will become the company’s new chief commercial officer, after having served as chief