Accenture announced on Thursday that Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, former NASA astronaut and former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has joined the Accenture Federal Services Board of Managers. In the role, Sullivan will provide strategic insight on Accenture Federal Services’ vision, innovation and growth journey.
“We are delighted to welcome Kathy to the board of managers, where her remarkable accomplishments as a scientist, astronaut and executive will help us shape and serve the next generation of government,” said John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services and 2019 Wash100 Award winner. “We welcome her experience and insight as we continue to evolve our company and help our clients stay ahead of their changing mission needs and deliver even greater impact,” Goodman added.
Sullivan flew on three space shuttle missions during her 15 years with NASA and was the first American woman to walk in space. After her departure from NASA, Sullivan held a wide range of senior executive positions, including a presidential appointment as chief scientist of the National Science Board, an assistant secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and she officially became the deputy administrator for NOAA in 2014.
In addition, Sullivan also became the 2017 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum and also served as a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
“I’m excited to join the Accenture Federal Services board of managers and work with them to envision new and more effective ways to bring innovation to the U.S. government,” Sullivan said. “I’m honored to be part of this distinguished board that brings together different disciplines and viewpoints to help government carry out its wide-ranging mission and thrive in the years ahead.”
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