Booz Allen Names McConnell as Vice Chairman to Oversee Cyber Activities
The move was one of several senior appointments occurring as the firm conducts its annual strategy exercise to ensure that senior leaders are appropriately aligned to support the changing needs of its government and commercial clients.
McConnell previously served as executive vice president overseeing Booz Allen’s Intelligence market, and the change will enhance the firm’s ability to align its cyber capabilities to meet the needs of a broader range of clients across the civil, defense, commercial and international markets, as well as national security.
Executive Vice President Richard Wilhelm will now lead the Intelligence market, and Senior Vice President Karen Dahut will join the firm’s senior Leadership Team, replacing Wilhelm as head of the firm’s Analytics capability. Additionally, Senior Vice President Betty Thompson was named to the Leadership Team in her role as Chief Personnel Officer. In the coming weeks, some additional changes in responsibility beyond the Leadership Team will also take place as part of this strategic realignment process.
In a move that defines the firm’s client-centric culture and matrixed approach to service, Booz Allen’s Leadership Team each year reviews the changing needs of its clients to ensure that people, skills, and resources are fully aligned to the challenges clients are facing. The firm currently recognizes government agencies’ greater need to generate efficiencies in today’s economic environment, and a growing demand for cyber services in financial services, health care, and international markets. The senior realignments reflect these trends, among others.
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