Kim Pattillo Brownson, Alicia Harkness Bring Health, Education Expertise to AIR Board

Kim Pattillo Brownson, Alicia Harkness Bring Health, Education Expertise to AIR Board
American Institutes for Research

Kim Pattillo Brownson, director for policy and strategy at Ballmer Group; and Alicia Harkness, partner at Guidehouse, have been tapped to join the American Institutes for Research board of directors.

Pattillo Brownson and Harkness brought education and health expertise, respectively, to the board to help provide roadmap for the organization, AIR said Monday.

"The fields of public health and education are undergoing major challenges and changes right now, and their knowledge and expertise in these areas will help guide AIR’s mission-focused work today and into the future,” said Patricia Gurin, who chairs the AIR board.

Pattillo Brownson, a registered attorney and expert in education policy, held multiple policy-focused roles across her career, including those with Ballmer Group and Advancement Project.

Harkness supported health care efforts at Guidehouse and its former parent company PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The two executives were appointed to the board earlier in 2020.

AIR provides research and policy change services to support efforts across multiple areas including public health and education.

You may also be interested in...

Jay Lambke President GAI

Government Acquisitions Obtains SBA HUBZone Program Certification; Jay Lambke Quoted

Cincinnati, Ohio-based company Government Acquisitions Inc. has been accredited by the Small Business Administration under a program that seeks to provide economic benefits to government contractors from historically underutilized business zones.

Satellite launch

SpaceX Launches Satellite for Multinational Ocean Observation Effort

SpaceX has sent to space a satellite designed to monitor sea levels across the globe under a U.S.-U.K. partnership. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a mission to collect sea level data, support ship navigation and inform weather forecasts, NASA said Sunday.

KBR

KBR Gets $65M Navy Contract Modification for Base Support Services

KBR has received a one-year, $64.8M contract modification to carry out base operating support services at various U.S. Navy installations in Djibouti and Kenya.